Adventures in Wonderland

As Mortimer Blackburn attempted to expand his mercantile, he came across many lands that had been otherwise been hidden from the world of witches and wizards. Wonderland was one of them. It was in his pursuit of new vendors as well as new audiences for his products that he came across the peoples of Wonderland. 

He set up tents wherever he could in order to make money for his business.

The circumstances under which Mortimer discovered Wonderland were anything but conventional however. It came about through his association with a professor at Oxford who, through his own personal adventures and wanderings had chanced upon a rabbit hole that led him to this unusual and counterintuitive place.

It was quite convenient though, as Mortimer had only recently been looking to expand his rather successful business beyond the world of the mundane, as he would put it, or the regular cities and institutions of witches and wizards.

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Jabberwocky

BY LEWIS CARROLL

’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 hast 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.