The Gryphon has taken Alice into a courtroom, where an effort is mostly about to happen.
The King and Queen of Hearts are presiding (plus the King looks very silly, since he is wearing his crown along with a judge’s wig). The Knave of Hearts — that is, the Jack — whom we saw briefly in Chapter 8, is standing in chains, apparently accused of some crime. The White Rabbit is acting as court herald, holding a scroll in one hand and a trumpet in the other, and in the jury box sit twelve animals that are little acting as jurors. On a table stands a plate of tarts — delicious-looking fruit pastries — whose presence makes Alice very hungry.
Alice notices that the twelve jurors have slates and pencils (that is, little chalkboards and bits of chalk, to take notes). They are writing before the trial has even begun, the Gryphon explains that they are writing down their own names, in case they forget them during the trial when she asks the Gryphon what. Alice, startled by this idiocy, exclaims out loud, “Stupid things!”, and sees to her amazement that they write down whatever she says that they are so suggestible.
Irritated by the squeaking pencil of just one for the jurors from him, so the confused Bill tries during the rest of the trial to write on his slate with his finger— it is Bill the Lizard, in fact (who came down the Rabbit’s chimney in Chapter 4) — Alice sneaks up and takes it away. 继续阅读“?ssay writing exampleAlice in wonderland paper that is writing”