Children in court - Part 1


Alice had never been in a court of justice before, but she had read about them in books, and she was quite pleased to find that she knew the name of nearly everything there. "That's the judge," she said to herself, " because of his great wig."

The judge, by the way, was the King; and, as he wore the crown over the wig he did not look at all comfortable, and it was certainly not becoming.

"And that's the jury box," thought Alice; "and those...are the jurors." She said this last word two or three times over to herself, being rather proud of it: for she thought, and rightly too, that very few girls of her age knew the meaning of it at all...

"Give your evidence," said the King: "and don't be nervous, or I'll have you executed on the spot."

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

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