The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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He would answer to " Hi! " or to any loud cry, Such as " Fry me ! " or " Fritter my wig ! "
To " What-you-may-call-um ! " or " What-was-his-name ! " But especially " Thing-um-a-jig !"
While, for those who preferred a more forcible word,
He had different names from these : His intimate friends called him "Candle-ends,"
And his enemies " Toasted-cheese."
"His form is ungainly------his intellect smalló----"
(So the Bellman would often remark)
" But his courage is perfect! And that, after all, Is the thing that one needs with a Snark."