THE CRIME

Ye Olde Oyster House

(with apologies to the memory of Charles Dodgson)

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Were walking close at hand.

They wept like anything to see

Such quantities of sand.

"If this were only cleared away"

They said, "It would be grand."

"If twenty maids with twenty mops

Swept it for half a year

Do you suppose", the Walrus said,

"That they could get it clear?"

"I doubt it", said the Carpenter.

"T'would cost too much I fear."

"Oh, oysters come and walk with us",