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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two excellent Policies, one Against Fire, pic.twitter.com/TeRP0uyOVp

And one Against Damage From Hail. pic.twitter.com/EazGApZ3dS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise, pic.twitter.com/0zKwvZvTxN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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