Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Answer to Monday's Riddle! Through the Looking Glass...

LOL Lizzy- you guessed right! : ) ~F

Lewis Caroll looked through the glass and saw what Alice found. Slithy toves and mome raths a bunch all scattered on the ground. Inside the nonsense and wonky words, there lived terrible beast. Not just the Jubjub bird, nor the bandersnatch, but something out to feast. With a vorpal sword, under the Tumtum tree, the lad sits and waits. Callooh! Callay! the people will cry when the head of the beast he takes. 
What is the name of the terrible beast? Answer: The Jabberwocky

by Lewis Caroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
  The frumious Bandersnatch!"
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
  Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
  And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
  The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
  And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
  He went galumphing back.
"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
  Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
  He chortled in his joy.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.



  1. Love love love! Thanks for sharing! Love the Jabberwocky poem...

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair


  2. Hi Megan- I agree- it's a fun poem!


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