THE BANKER'S FATE. 73
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared Led on by that fear-stricken yell:
And the Bellman remarked "It is just as I feared!" And solemnly tolled on his bell.
He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace The least likeness to what he had been : While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white— A wonderful thing to be seen!
To the horror of all who were present that day.
He uprose in full evening dress, And with senseless grimaces endeavoured to say
What his tongue could no longer express.