The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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30                              THE BAKER'S TALE.
"'You may seek it with thimbles-and seek it with care ;
You may hunt it with forks and hope; You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
You may charm it with smiles and soapó'"
("That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold
In a hasty parenthesis cried, "That's exactly the way I have always been told
That the capture of Snarks should be tried!")
" ' But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day, If your Snark be a Boojum I For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away, And never be met with again!'