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THE BEAVER'S LESSON.

But the very same plan to the Beaver occurred:

 It had chosen the very same place:

Yet neither betrayed, by a sign or a word,

 The disgust that appeared in his face.


Each thought he was thinking of nothing but "Snark"

 And the glorious work of the day;

And each tried to pretend that he did not remark

 That the other was going that way.


But the valley grew narrow and narrower still,

 And the evening got darker and colder,

Till (merely from nervousness, not from goodwill)

 They marched along shoulder to shoulder.