He would answer to “Hi!” or to any loud cry, pic.twitter.com/0Mt7NSmW6i

And he once went a walk, paw-in-paw, with a bear, pic.twitter.com/OLIgGXHCoX

“Just to keep up its spirits,” he said. pic.twitter.com/w7mlIJZXWW

He came as a Baker: but owned, when too late—pic.twitter.com/D6rjdupfVmm

And it drove the poor Bellman half-mad—pic.twitter.com/uCtvfeNdEvv

He could only bake Bridecake—for which, I may state,pic.twitter.com/sNFSqdFBxyy

No materials were to be had. pic.twitter.com/u0adnNt1Po

The last of the crew needs especial remark, pic.twitter.com/31zgFaSZS9

Though he looked an incredible dunce: pic.twitter.com/23cYYQFTwo

He had just one idea—but, that one being “Snark,”pic.twitter.com/2OulYvRQPMM

The good Bellman engaged him at once. pic.twitter.com/W1U7imwU9J

He came as a Butcher: but gravely declared, pic.twitter.com/PyKoMwNUJ7

When the ship had been sailing a week, pic.twitter.com/cV3WqQiGSo

He could only kill Beavers. The Bellman looked scared, pic.twitter.com/f7OLs7bPR8

And was almost too frightened to speak: pic.twitter.com/3xJJwIuErq

But at length he explained, in a tremulous tone, pic.twitter.com/oYTiM6veuc

There was only one Beaver on board; pic.twitter.com/JiqpYUHaEH

And that was a tame one he had of his own, pic.twitter.com/GtLOjXRwLi

Whose death would be deeply deplored. pic.twitter.com/J5IfmkbFwq

The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark, pic.twitter.com/5PoiiHPJB0

Protested, with tears in its eyes, pic.twitter.com/eggO9y8Ctu

That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark pic.twitter.com/hXeJri8mLP

Could atone for that dismal surprise! pic.twitter.com/2iaqX1Usld

It strongly advised that the Butcher should be pic.twitter.com/D38FbWlBFY

Conveyed in a separate ship: pic.twitter.com/YHqnDLJ9fZ

But the Bellman declared that would never agree pic.twitter.com/8ZyUdfDThK

With the plans he had made for the trip: pic.twitter.com/kPeUDlRNJN

Navigation was always a difficult art, pic.twitter.com/Ym2V9qmktR

Though with only one ship and one bell: pic.twitter.com/XYPQDGivka

And he feared he must really decline, for his part, pic.twitter.com/l826vG3YWF

Undertaking another as well. pic.twitter.com/5Hh904xSiL


























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