Anyway, I just got the joke that in AIWL when the king cross examines the cook:
The King looked anxiously at the White Rabbit, who said in a low voice, `Your Majesty must cross-examine THIS witness.'
`Well, if I must, I must,' the King said, with a melancholy air, and, after folding his arms and frowning at the cook till his eyes were nearly out of sight, he said in a deep voice, `What are tarts made of?'
That his cross examination is by looking "cross" or angry. And that is why later he complains to the queen:
I may be slow, but it's better then not getting there at all.Really, my dar, you must cross-examine the next witness. It quite makes my forehead ache!