'Cut off his head!' cried the Queen

Название'Cut off his head!' cried the Queen
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The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, One lovely sunny day; The Knave of Hearts, he took those tarts, He took them all away.

'Cut off his head!' cried the Queen.

'No, no,' said the Rabbit. 'We have to call people into the room, and ask them questions.'

'All right then. Call the Mad Hatter!' said the King.

The Mad Hatter came into the room. He had a teacup in one hand, and some bread-and-butter in the other hand.

' Why did you call me ? I wanted to finish my tea,' he said.

' When did you begin your tea ?' asked the King.

The Mad Hatter thought for a minute. The March Hare and the Mouse were quite near him and he looked at them for ideas. Then he said,' March the fourteenth - I think.'

' Fifteenth,' said the March Hare.

' Sixteenth,' said the Mouse.

' Write that down,' said the King to the White Rabbit. Then he said to the Mad Hatter,'Take off your hat.'

' It isn't mine,' said the Mad Hatter.

' Oh, so you took it from somebody, you bad man,' said the King.

' No, no! I sell hats. I'm a Hatter,' answered the Mad Hatter. He looked very afraid.

'Don't be afraid or I'll cut off your head!' said the King.

' I'm not a bad man!' the Mad Hatter cried.' But the March Hare told me —'

' I didn't!' the March Hare said quickly.

'Well, the Mouse said ...' The Mad Hatter stopped and looked at the Mouse. But the Mouse didn't say anything, because he was asleep.

'After that,' said the Mad Hatter,' I cut some more bread-and-butter.'

' But what did the Mouse say ?' asked the King.

' I can't remember,' the Mad Hatter said.

'You have to remember,' the King said, 'or I'll cut off your head.'

' I'm a good man, Sir ...' the unhappy Mad Hatter began. But the King wasn't interested now.

' You can go,' he said to the Mad Hatter.

The Mad Hatter ran out of the room.

'Take his head off outside!' shouted the Queen. Two men ran after him. But the Mad Hatter ran very fast and they could not catch him.

Alice did not feel very well. 'What's wrong with me?' she wondered. And then she understood.' I'm getting bigger again,' she thought.

She was between the Duchess and the Mouse.' You're hurting me,' the Duchess said.

' I can't do anything,' said Alice.' I'm getting bigger.'

' You can't get bigger here', said the Mouse.

'Yes, I can,' said Alice. 'You're getting bigger too.'

'Yes, but not as fast as you,' said the Mouse. He got up and sat
in a different place.

' Call the next person!' said the King.

The next person came in. It was the Duchess's cook.

The King looked at her. 'What do you know about these tarts ?' he asked.
The cook didn't answer.

' Speak!' said the King.

' No!' said the cook.

'Ask her some questions,' the White Rabbit said to the King.

'All right, all right,' said the King.' What was in those tarts ?'

' Fish,' said the cook.

' Don't be stupid,' said the King.' Call the next person !'

Alice looked round. 'Who can it be?' she wondered.

The White Rabbit looked at his paper and read the next name: 'Alice!'

^ Chapter 10 The End of the Trial

' Here!' cried Alice and stood up quickly. But she was tall now, and chairs, tables and people fell here, there and everywhere.

' Put everything and everybody back!' said the King loudly. Alice put them all back in their places. Then the King asked, ' What do you know about these tarts ?'

' Nothing,' answered Alice.

' That's very important,' said the King.

' You mean, unimportant, Sir,' said the White Rabbit.

' Unimportant — of course,' said the King. ' Important — unimportant — important — unimportant,' he repeated.

He looked at Alice carefully. He took a book and read from it. 'Alice is more than a kilometre high. So she has to leave the room!' he said.

' I'm not more than a kilometre high —'Alice began.

' You are,' said the King.

' More than two kilometres high,' said the Queen.

'Well, I'm not leaving this room,' said Alice.

The King's face went white.

'Cut off her head!' shouted the Queen. Nobody moved.

' You stupid woman,' said Alice. She was very large now and she wasn't afraid of anybody.

' Cut off her head!' shouted the Queen.

'Don't be stupid!' Alice said. 'Who's afraid of you? I'm not. You're only cards!'

The cards — all fifty-two of them — came down on top of Alice. She felt afraid and angry and started to fight them. Then she opened her eyes ...

She saw a tree, a big old tree. She was under it, next to her sister. Her sister's hand was on her hair.

'Wake up, Alice dear,' her sister said. 'You slept for a long time!'

' Oh!' said Alice, and then she understood. She sat up and told her sister about the White Rabbit and the rabbit-hole. When she finished her story, her sister laughed.

' Let's go home to tea,' she said.' It's getting late.'

'Oh yes! I'd like some tea!' cried Alice. And she got up and ran home.


\Always I'm locked in my head

\To face what's growing in my head Please get away from me

\Outlines the dead Incisions in my head

\Empty and sweating Head lying in your hands

\Ancient crown placed on your head The hangmen of Prague

\Hatchet To The Head Skull fragments are flying through the air

\Crownless again shall be the queen Trophy on her grave still remains unseen

1. /queen.txt
\Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter VIII the Queen’s Croquet-Ground

\Rotting Head a quivering pile of useless flesh, locked in a padded cell

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