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Lewis Carroll: The Hunting of the Snark
4. Fit the fourth: THE HUNTING
The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
"We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
"It's excessively awkward to mention it now--
"You may charge me with murder--or want of sense--
"I said it in Hebrew--I said it in Dutch--
"'Tis a pitiful tale," said the Bellman, whose face
"The rest of my speech" (he explained to his men)
"To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care;
"For the Snark's a peculiar creature, that won't
"For England expects--I forbear to proceed:
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