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

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

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

The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies—pic.twitter.com/reeck9tAD33

“Just the place for a Snark!” the Bellman cried, pic.twitter.com/CAKOTeymdd

That alone should encourage the crew. pic.twitter.com/odlh6yVJ3U

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fit the First: The Landing. pic.twitter.com/vOCyBpIAfU

Fit the Second : The Bellman’s speech pic.twitter.com/szN4b8KjDC

The Beaver kept looking the opposite way, pic.twitter.com/cZSK95aGJb

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

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

Supporting each man on the top of the tide pic.twitter.com/WZldf5GrpO

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

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

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

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK by Lewis Carroll, depicted by @fluaten pic.twitter.com/XE2MrQUokI

Whenever the Butcher was by, pic.twitter.com/AguGtb0RZu

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

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

Without the least vestige of land: pic.twitter.com/II65BsKSw9

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

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

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

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

Yet still, ever after that sorrowful day, pic.twitter.com/X8AF84vrLb

The moment one looked in his face! pic.twitter.com/1LjUp48ny9

The crew was complete: it included a Boots.. pic.twitter.com/EBTp2KV6XB

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

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

This the Banker suggested, and offered for hire pic.twitter.com/SLyzraxRkW

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

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

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

The Beaver’s best course was, no doubt, to procure pic.twitter.com/m3yQRjZ5fo

So the Baker advised it— and next, to insurepic.twitter.com/UHf9b6BSgpp

He had bought a large map representing the sea, pic.twitter.com/r9JLtOsHGx

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

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

Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice: pic.twitter.com/enHcGD3sFs

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

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

“Just the place for a Snark!” I have said it twice: pic.twitter.com/qebUsTl6Ev

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