The King looked anxiously at the White Rabbit, who said in a low voice, `Your Majesty must cross-examine THIS witness.
Alice watched the White Rabbit as he fumbled over the list, feeling very curious to see what the next witness would be like,
The last witness called was a grocer in the village, who kept the post-office.
The witness offered a remark on the weather; and the gentleman said, "Yes, it looks like a bad night"--and so went away.
Among the lookers-on there was the same expression in all quarters of the court; insomuch, that a great majority of the foreheads there, might have been mirrors reflecting the witness, when the Judge looked up from his notes to glare at that tremendous heresy about George Washington.
The object in hand being to show that the prisoner went down, with some fellow-plotter untracked, in the Dover mail on that Friday night in November five years ago, and got out of the mail in the night, as a blind, at a place where he did not remain, but from which he travelled back some dozen miles or more, to a garrison and dockyard, and there collected information; a witness was called to identify him as having been at the precise time required, in the coffee-room of an hotel in that garrison-and-dockyard town, waiting for another person.
A third witness
swore he had often seen the knife in Potter's possession.
The witness having been by these means reduced to the requisite ebb of nervous perplexity, the examination was continued as follows--
Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses--a reluctant witness, and a too-willing witness; it was Mr.
lowered his steady eyes once more and added: "I had noticed the fact before, when Captain Cutler first entered it.
Joseph Rouletabille," said Maitre Henri Robert, "has not been regularly subpoenaed as a witness
, but I hope, Monsieur President, you will examine him in virtue of your discretionary powers.
Man cannot ENDURE it that such a witness
"declared also That the said Alan Breck threatened that he would challenge Ballieveolan and his sons to fight because of his removing the declarant last year from Glenduror.
The first witness
called was John Daviot, Esquire, Sheriff-Substitute of Mid-Lothian.
it is part of my wiliness and part of my suspicion to object to Madame Fosco being a witness
to Lady Glyde's signature, when I am also a witness