The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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Fit The Fifth .
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care ;
They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.
Then the Butcher contrived an ingenious plan
For making a separate sally; And had fixed on a spot unfrequented by man,
A dismal and desolate valley.