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THE BAKER'S TALE.

To the day when you took me aboard of your ship

 To help you in hunting the Snark.


"A dear uncle of mine (after whom I was named)

 Remarked, when I bade him farewell—"

"Oh, skip your dear uncle!" the Bellman exclaimed,

 As he angrily tingled his bell.


"He remarked to me then," said that mildest of men,

 " 'If your Snark be a Snark, that is right:

Fetch it home by all means—you may serve it with greens,

 And it's handy for striking a light.