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The Hunting of the Snark

an Agony in Eight Fits

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Author: Lewis Carroll (C.L. Dodgson)
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,554 / 0 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,419
mnybks.net#: 1568
Genres: Poetry, Humor
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And that was a tame one he had of his own,

Whose death would be deeply deplored.

The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark,

Protested, with tears in its eyes,
That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark

Could atone for that dismal surprise!

It strongly advised that the Butcher should be

Conveyed in a separate ship:
But the Bellman declared that would never agree

With the plans he had made for the trip:

Navigation was always a difficult art,

Though with only one ship and one bell:
And he feared he must really decline, for his part,

Undertaking another as well.

The Beaver's best course was, no doubt, to procure

A second-hand dagger-proof coat--
So the Baker advised it-- and next, to insure

Its life in some Office of note:

This the Banker suggested, and offered for hire

(On moderate terms), or for sale,
Two excellent Policies, one Against Fire,

And one Against Damage From Hail.

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.10.03
manasvi
*****

One of Carroll's best poems.


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