Chapter 7 Who stole the tarts?
The King and Queen of Hearts were sitting on their thrones when Alice and the Gryphon arrived.There was a great crowd of birds and animals，and all the pack of cards.
Soldiers stood all around the Knave of Hearts，and near the King was the White Rabbit，with a trumpet in one hand.
In the middle of the room there was a table，with a large plate of tarts on it."They look good，"thought Alice，who was feeling a little hungry.
Then the White Rabbit called out loudly，"Silence!The trial of the Knave of Hearts will now begin!"He took out a long piece of paper，and read：
The Queen of Hearts，she made some tarts，
All on a summer day.
The Knave of Hearts，he stole those tarts，
And took them all away.
"Very good，"said the King."Call the first witness."
Alice looked at the jury，who were now writing everything down.It was a very strange jury.Some of the jurymen were animals，and the others were birds.
Then the White Rabbit blew his trumpet three times，and called out，"First witness!"
The first witness was the Hatter.He came in with a teacup in one hand and a piece of bread-and-butter in the other hand."I'm very sorry，Your Majesty，"he said."I was in the middle of tea when the trial began."
"Take off your hat，"the King said.
"It isn't mine，"said the Hatter.
"Stolen!Write that down，"the King said to the jury.
"I keep hats to sell，"explained the Hatter."I don't have a hat myself.I'm a Hatter."
"Give your evidence，"said the King，or we'll cut your head off."
The Hatter's face turned white."I'm a poor man，Your Majesty，"he began，in a shaking voice.
Just then Alice had a strange feeling.After a minute or two she understood what it was.
"Don't push like that，"said the Dormouse，who was sitting next to her."I'm nearly falling off my seat."
"I'm very sorry，"Alice said politely."I'm getting bigger and taller，you see."
"Well，you can't do that here，"said the Dormouse crossly， and he got up and moved to another seat.
The Hatter was still giving evidence，but nobody could understand a word of it.The King looked at the Queen，and the Queen looked at the executioner.
The unhappy Hatter saw this，and dropped his bread-and- butter."I'm a poor man，Your Majesty，"he said again.
"You're a very poor，speaker，"said the King.He turned to the White Rabbit."Call the next witness，"he said.
The next witness was the Duchess's cook，who spoke very angrily and said that she would not give any evidence.The King looked worried and told the White Rabbit to call another witness.Alice watched while the White Rabbit looked at the names on his piece of paper.Then，to her great surprise，he called out loudly，"Alice!"
"Here!"cried Alice，jumping to her feet.
"What do you know about these tarts?"said the King.