Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Meanwhile Alice has grown much larger, so that she accidentally tips over the box of jurors when she gets up. She places them back in the box hastily, and even upside down, until the King points out her mistake. The jurors note down the accident on their slates.

Asked what she knows about the tarts, Alice says "absolutely nothing." The king suddenly announces rule 42, anyone more than a mile high must leave the court. Alice denies being this tall, but the Queen concurs with her husband and says it's more like two miles. Alice accuses him of making up the rule, and refuses to leave.

A letter, which is actually a poem, is suddenly produced as evidence. It is thought that the letter was written by the prisoner, even though there is no name on it and it is not his handwriting. Using his usual...

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