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User: chprasad
Date: 10/24/2016 4:32 am
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Gender: male

Age range: adult

Language: EN

Pronunciation dialect: Indian English

 

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Microphone type: headset mic

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Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 2.1.2

O/S: OS X 10.12

 

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File type: WAV

Sampling rate: 48kHz

Sample rate format: 16bit

Number of channels: 1

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Copyright (C) 2016 Prasad A. Chodavarapu

 

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cc-01 Well, here's a story for you: Sarah Perry was a veterinary nurse

cc-02 who had been working daily at an old zoo in a deserted district of the territory,

cc-03 so she was very happy to start a new job at a superb private practice

cc-04 in north square near the Duke Street Tower.

cc-05 That area was much nearer for her and more to her liking.

cc-06 Even so, on her first morning, she felt stressed.

cc-07 She ate a bowl of porridge, checked herself in the mirror

cc-08 and washed her face in a hurry. Then she put on a plain yellow dress

cc-09 and a fleece jacket, picked up her kit and headed for work.

cc-10 When she got there, there was a woman with a goose waiting for her.

cc-11 The woman gave Sarah an official letter from the vet.

cc-12 The letter implied that the animal could be suffering from a rare form

cc-13 of foot and mouth disease, which was surprising,

cc-14  because normally you would only expect to see it in a dog or a goat.

cc-15 Sarah was sentimental, so this made her feel sorry for the beautiful bird.

cc-16 Before long, that itchy goose began to strut around the office like a lunatic,

cc-17 which made an unsanitary mess.

cc-18 The goose's owner, Mary Harrison, kept calling, "Comma, Comma,"

cc-19 which Sarah thought was an odd choice for a name.

cc-20 Comma was strong and huge, so it would take some force to trap her,

cc-21 but Sarah had a different idea.

cc-22 First she tried gently stroking the goose's lower back with her palm,

cc-23 then singing a tune to her. Finally, she administered ether.

cc-24  Her efforts were not futile. In no time, the goose began to tire,

cc-25  so Sarah was able to hold onto Comma and give her a relaxing bath.

cc-26 Once Sarah had managed to bathe the goose, she wiped her off with a cloth

cc-27 and laid her on her right side. Then Sarah confirmed the vet's diagnosis.

cc-28 Almost immediately, she remembered an effective treatment

cc-29 that required her to measure out a lot of medicine.

cc-30 Sarah warned that this course of treatment might be expensive -

cc-31 either five or six times the cost of penicillin.

cc-32 I can't imagine paying so much, but Mrs. Harrison - a millionaire lawyer -

cc-33 thought it was a fair price for a cure.

cc-34 Comma Gets a Cure and derivative works may be used freely for any purpose

cc-35 without special permission provided the present sentence

cc-36 and the following copyright notification accompany the passage in print,

cc-37 if reproduced in print, and in audio format in the case of a sound recording:

cc-38 Copyright 2000 Douglas N. Honorof, Jill McCullough & Barbara Somerville.

cc-39 All rights reserved.

rp-01 When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air,

rp-02 they act as a prism and form a rainbow.

rp-03 The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors.

rp-04 These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above,

rp-05 and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon.

rp-06 There is , according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end.

rp-07 People look, but no one ever finds it.

rp-08 When a man looks for something beyond his reach,

rp-09 his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

rp-10 Throughout the centuries people have explained the rainbow in various ways.

rp-11 Some have accepted it as a miracle without physical explanation.

rp-12 To the Hebrews it was a token that there would be no more universal floods.

rp-13 The Greeks used to imagine that it was a sign

rp-14 from the gods to foretell war or heavy rain.

rp-15 The Norsemen considered the rainbow as a bridge

rp-16 over which the gods passed from earth to their home in the sky.

rp-17 Others have tried to explain the phenomenon physically.

rp-18 Aristotle thought that the rainbow was caused by

rp-19 reflection of the sun's rays by the rain.

rp-20 Since then physicists have found that it is not reflection,

rp-21 but refraction by the raindrops which causes the rainbows.

rp-22 Many complicated ideas about the rainbow have been formed.

rp-23 The difference in the rainbow depends considerably upon the size of the drops,

rp-24 and the width of the colored band increases as the size of the drops increases.

rp-25 The actual primary rainbow observed is said to be the effect of

rp-26 super-imposition of a number of bows.

rp-27 If the red of the second bow falls upon the green of the first,

rp-28 the result is to give a bow with an abnormally wide yellow band,

rp-29 since red and green light when mixed form yellow.

rp-30 This is a very common type of bow, one showing mainly red and yellow,

rp-31 with little or no green or blue.

ar-01 Once there was a young rat named Arthur who never could make up his mind.

ar-02 Whenever his friends asked him if he would like to go out with them,

ar-03 he would only answer, "I don't know;" he wouldn't say yes or no either.

ar-04 He would always shirk making a choice. His Aunt Helen said to him,

ar-05 "Now look here! No one is going to care for you if you carry on like this.

ar-06 You have no more mind than a blade of grass."

ar-07 One rainy day the rats heard a great noise in the loft.

ar-08 The pine rafters were all rotten, so that the barn was rather unsafe.

ar-09 At last the joists gave way and fell to the ground.

ar-10 The walls shook, and all the rats' hair stood on end with fear and horror.

ar-11 "This won't do," said the captain; "I'll send out scouts to search for a new home."

ar-12 Within five hours the ten scouts came back and said,

ar-13 "We found a stone house where there is room for us all.

ar-14 There is a kindly horse named Nelly, a cow, a calf, and a garden with an elm tree."

ar-15 The rats crawled out of their little houses and stood on the floor in a long line.

ar-16 Just then the old rat saw Arthur. Stop. he ordered coarsely.

ar-17 "You are coming, of course." "I'm not certain," said Arthur, undaunted,

ar-18 "The roof may not come down yet."

ar-19 "Well," said the old rat, "we can't wait for you to join us. Right about face! March!"

ar-20 Arthur stood and watched them hurry away.

ar-21 "I think I'll go tomorrow," he said calmly to himself, "but then again I don't know;

ar-22 it's so nice and snug here,".  That night there was a big crash.

ar-23 In the foggy morning some men with some boys and girls rode up and looked at the barn.

ar-24 One of them moved a board and saw a rat quite dead, half in and half out of his hole.

e0061 Good afternoon! I hope everyone had an excellent holiday.  Now, it is time to prepare for the next.

e0062 In our meeting on the 17th of November, the network team explained their position relative to possible upcoming purchases of software.

e0063 Bob, you and I spoke briefly after the meeting regarding what, if anything, we could do to "fix their problem".

e0064 I'll book a room and time that works for the majority, and confirm with a "meeting invitation"

e0065 I was able to review our recently completed conference call with Jennifer.

e0066 Thanks to you and Jennifer for arranging.   I will be in attendance at 3 pm and have asked Jim to also attend.

e0067 Per our conversation this morning, the conference call with Peter will be December 14th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

e0068 Thank you for getting back with me.  To answer your question:  It is looking more and more like the week of January 8th.

e0069 For example, you would probably attend both days, while some of your team would be there exclusively for the 2nd day meetings.

e0070 As we discussed this morning, Greg, Gerry, and I spoke this morning.  Greg will be getting back to us next week.

e0071 I want to pass on my sincere appreciation for the excellent work and assistance from Colleen during last weeks

e0072 Consider it done.  Tracy will take the lead in getting a deal done.

e0073 Per our conversation this morning, I will list the items in question.

e0074 I cannot tell for sure if you were copied on this so I decided to send it to you for execution.

e0075 If there is anything that I can do to assist you with this process, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

e0076 In closing, thank you very much for the effort that you have expended on this project thus far.

e0077 My apologies, I thought that I had forwarded this information to you last month.

e0078 The absolute correct person for them to meet and who will make the media  buying decision would be Mr Crane.

e0079 Would you like for me to place a call and find out what's going on?  Let me know.

e0080 I look forward to working with your team  on this.  Thank you, Jeff

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