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IN CAMBRIDGE

Alice, feeling that there ought to be some conversation, "why you—"

"Certainly not," said the frog, handing her a book. "I think you will find this a very able exposition of the subject."

Alice opened the book, and finding it to be poetry, she read the first piece through.

JABBERWOCKY

'T was taussig, and the bushnell hart
 Did byron hurlbut in the rand,
All barrett was the wendell (Bart.)
 And the charles t. cope-land.

Beware the Münsterberg, my son!
 'T will read your mind—you bet it can!
Beware the Grandgent bird, and shun
 The frisky Merriman.

He took his bursar sword in hand:
 Long time his neilson foe he sought—
So rested he by the bernbaum tree,
 And stood awhile in thought.

And as in coolidge thought he stood,
 The Münsterberg, with eyes of flame,
Came spalding through the perry wood,
 And babbit as it came!

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