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THE HUNTING.

And the Bellman, sagaciously nodding his head,

 Said "That must depend on the weather."


The Beaver went simply galumphing about,

 At seeing the Butcher so shy:

And even the Baker, though stupid and stout,

 Made an effort to wink with one eye.


"Be a man!" said the Bellman in wrath, as he heard

 The Butcher beginning to sob.

"Should we meet with a Jubjub, that desperate bird,

 We shall need all our strength for the job!"