The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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THE BARRISTER'S DREAM.                        65
While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear, If you grant the plea ' never indebted.'
"The fact of Desertion I will not dispute: But its' guilt, as I trust, is removed
(So far as relates to the costs of this suit) By the Alibi which has been proved.
" My poor client's fate now depends on your votes." Here the speaker sat down in his place,
And directed the Judge to refer to his notes And briefly to sum up the case.
But the Judge said he never had summed up before; So the Snark undertook it instead,