But a Banker, engaged at enormous expense, pic.twitter.com/tzZ2Xc4FcA

Had the whole of their cash in his care. pic.twitter.com/t2V1W2N4jg

There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck, pic.twitter.com/WrJia38bRp

Or would sit making lace in the bow: pic.twitter.com/MlvJjnSXQl

And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck, pic.twitter.com/G3jY9EiH84

Though none of the sailors knew how. pic.twitter.com/R3LSC68WU8

There was one who was famed for the number of things pic.twitter.com/9FUG7VIjcF

He forgot when he entered the ship: pic.twitter.com/Gc0LxFIb5Y

His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings, pic.twitter.com/QRzJ92qYyq

And the clothes he had bought for the trip. pic.twitter.com/uYXeC2C3yT

He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed, pic.twitter.com/ZqbFs4rrxr

With his name painted clearly on each: pic.twitter.com/jphrf1pPHI

But, since he omitted to mention the fact, pic.twitter.com/GhoPnXhCk3

They were all left behind on the beach. pic.twitter.com/ZvEg75FHvS

The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because pic.twitter.com/8srOx705X0

He had seven coats on when he came, pic.twitter.com/zxRhcLYwPs

With three pairs of boots; but the worst of it was, pic.twitter.com/2Luf6fvCmW

He had wholly forgotten his name. pic.twitter.com/W03M8TcRTF

Such as “Fry me!” or “Fritter my wig!” pic.twitter.com/GM2YeXkr8K

To “What you may call um!” or “What was his name!” pic.twitter.com/VuAStgQl4x

But especially “Thing-um-a-jig!” pic.twitter.com/2HXUTrTiq3

While, for those who preferred a more forcible word, pic.twitter.com/cdEjfT8XWI

He had different names from these: pic.twitter.com/HliwLHEDT6

His intimate friends called him “Candle-ends,” pic.twitter.com/sks9U66pfQ

And his enemies “Toasted-cheese.” pic.twitter.com/enz7oP8igP

“His form in ungainly, his intellect small..” pic.twitter.com/irpWCpRbVy

(So the Bellman would often remark) pic.twitter.com/QQUZyhpSYn

“But his courage is perfect! And that, after all, pic.twitter.com/ihCpbKNLk1

Is the thing that one needs with a Snark.” pic.twitter.com/eFKsO5Ricf

He would joke with hyenas, returning their stare pic.twitter.com/mY6WP4zXwl

With an impudent wag of the head: pic.twitter.com/QiE8ijRBtJ


























And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.
"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"

So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank:

(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best..
A perfect and absolute blank!"
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
That the Captain they trusted so well

Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
And that was to tingle his bell.
He was thoughtful and grave..but the orders he gave
Were enough to bewilder a crew.

When he cried "Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard!"
What on earth was the helmsman to do?
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
A thing, as the Bellman remarked,

That frequently happens in tropical climes,
When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked."
But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,

Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
That the ship would not travel due West!
But the danger was past..they had landed at last,
With their boxes, portmanteaus, and bags:

Yet at first sight the crew were not pleased with the view,
Which consisted to chasms and crags.
The Bellman perceived that their spirits were low,
And repeated in musical tone

[...]
Lewis Carroll