The Grabbersnatch


Beware, my child, of the Grabbersnatch,



A terrible fearsome thing



That slinks in the shadows of darkened woods



And creeps through fields unseen.



 



With hunger always left unsated,



The Grabbersnatch depends



On eating creatures great and small,



To grab and snatch and binge.



 



Though voracious is the'Snatcher



That all wise and clever fear,



Never is left a gruesome visage



Except, perhaps an ear.



 



But even fearsome, terrible creatures,



Like that of the Grabbersnatch,



Have a weakness and a thing



That fears the fearsome back.



 



For though the night seems ever endless,



'Specially in moonless dark,



In the end the sun awakens



And drives the beast of nightmares off.



 



So if you hear a scritching-scratching



On your window late one night,



Heed a humble harkner's warning--



Give the Grabbersnatch a light!

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