"Meet Mr. Thoreau"
The 1st Annual Lincoln-Sudbury
Animal Call Competition
"I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag
as lustily as chanticleer [a rooster] in the morning, standing on
his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up." / Thoreau in Walden
You know that Lincoln-Sudbury already has an excellent oratory contest. This assignment will culminate in the school's 1st Animal Oratory Contest. It will give you an ample opportunity to wake your neighbors and classmates up. You need to give your best imitation of the call of any animal you choose, from any continent you prefer: lions, yellow warblers, groundhogs, lizards, etc, etc.
May the best animal orator win!
ps: I will tell you in class how to get a copy of the call.
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