Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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And as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwoch, with eyes of flame,
Game whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came !
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack ! He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
"And hast thou shin the Jabberwockf Come to my arms, my beamish boy !
0 frabjous day ! Callooh ! Callay ! " He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy tones Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
" It seems very pretty," she said when she had finished it, "but it's rather hard to understand!" (You see she didn't like to confess, even to her­self, that she couldn't make it out at all.) " Some­how it seems to fill my head with ideas------only I
don't exactly know what they are ! However, somebody killed something: that's clear, at any rate------"
"But oh!" thought Alice, suddenly jumping