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The Hunting of the Snark – Lewis Carroll

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hunting snark Title : The Hunting of the Snark
an Agony, in Eight Fits
Author : Lewis Carroll (1876)
Illustrator: Henry Holiday
Publisher : Project Gutenberg
Edition : September 1, 2009 [EBook #29888]
Format : ebook

“To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care;
To pursue it with forks and hope;
To threaten its life with a railway-share;
To charm it with smiles and soap!

“For the Snark’s a peculiar creature,
that won’t Be caught in a commonplace way.

Perjalanan untuk mencari Snark—makhluk entah apa—ini dipimpin oleh Bellman, bersama kedelapan awak kapalnya: Boots, Barrister, Broker, Billiard-marker, Banker, Beaver, Baker, dan Butcher. Masing-masing awak memiliki karakteristik dan kisahnya. Seperti kita, mereka sebenarnya tak tahu secara pasti makhluk seperti apa yang mereka cari. Hanya berbekal petunjuk samar (dan absurd), keberanian, tekad, dan kesabaran.

hunting chart Peta pencarian Snark yang absurd

hunting crewSetelah berbulan-bulan belum berhasil, Bellman berpidato di depan awak kapalnya tentang lima kesalahan yang…

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