The Queen turned angrily away from him, and said to the Knave
`Get up!' said the Queen, in a shrill, loud voice, and the three gardeners instantly jumped up, and began bowing to the King, the Queen, the royal children, and everybody else.
Alice wondered a little at this, but she was too much in awe of the Queen to disbelieve it.
'It's time for you to answer now,' the Queen said, looking at her watch: 'open your mouth a LITTLE wider when you speak, and always say "your Majesty."'
Mistress Dale, also, can go with her husband and be company for the Queen's page.
Besides, the good Queen's warrant and ring would have answered for them, as indeed it did at the gates of London.
"That is to say, whom you do not like," returned the queen.
"You see, cardinal," replied the queen, "that your enemies are mine."
"And you are certain that the queen and he did not see each other?"
"I believe the queen to have too high a sense of her duty, sire."
Meantime the queen went home to her glass, and shook with rage when she read the very same answer as before; and she said, 'Snowdrop shall die, if it cost me my life.' So she went by herself into her chamber, and got ready a poisoned apple: the outside looked very rosy and tempting, but whoever tasted it was sure to die.
Then they said, 'The old woman was the queen herself; take care another time, and let no one in when we are away.'
The following night the elder lady dreamt that she saw the Good Queen, who said, 'Do not weep any longer but follow my directions.
At these words the sleeper awoke, and lost no time in rising and hurrying to the garden, where she found all as the Good Queen had described.
At this speech the King's brows drew together blackly, and he turned to the Queen
. "Is this true?" said he sternly.