The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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72                            THE BANKER'S FATE.
But while he was seeking with thimbles and rare, A Bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh And grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair, For he knew it was useless to fly.
He offered large discount—he offered a cheque (Drawn " to bearer ") for seven-pounds-ten :
But the Bandersnatch merely extended its neck And grabbed at the Banker again.
"Without rest or pause—while those frumious jaws Went savagely snapping around—
He skipped and he hopper!, and he floundered and flopped, Till feinting he fell to the ground.