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5. Fit the Fifth: THE BEAVER'S LESSON
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
Then the Butcher contrived an ingenious plan
But the very same plan to the Beaver occurred:
Each thought he was thinking of nothing but "Snark"
But the valley grew narrow and narrower still,
Then a scream, shrill and high, rent the shuddering sky,
He thought of his childhood, left far far behind--
"'Tis the voice of the Jubjub!" he suddenly cried.
"'Tis the note of the Jubjub! Keep count, I entreat;
The Beaver had counted with scrupulous care,
It felt that, in spite of all possible pains,
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