O Frabjous Day!

Jabberwocky by Sir John Tenniel

Jabberwocky

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.

I finally used the stone that I got from a swap with Dusty (of dbpjewelry). The swap took several attempts and apparently a bit of
alternate universe travelling judging by the post office issues…

Dusty's first geode.

She got a few geode slices to play with and I got a piece of ammolite. (It’s part of the shell of a fossilized ammonite, but fossilized with a different mineral composition that makes it look like opal.) I meant to wait until I could pick up more gold fill wire before wrapping it, but I couldn’t. So it has a maybe-temporary wrap of jeweler’s brass and coated copper wire.

My Jabberwock pendant!

I’d been listening to an mp3 of Carroll’s Jabberwocky when I got the stone and I was so excited I kept thinking of the “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” line, so to me this is the Jabberwocky hide pendant.

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