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THE BAKER'S TALE.

"'You may seek it with thimbles—and seek it with care;

 You may hunt it with forks and hope;

You may threaten its life with a railway-share;

 You may charm it with smiles and soap—'"


("That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold

 In a hasty parenthesis cried,

"That's exactly the way I have always been told

 That the capture of Snarks should be tried!")


"'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,

 If your Snark be a Boojum! For then

You will softly and suddenly vanish away,

 And never be met with again!'