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Comma Gets a Cure
User: SteveD
Date: 8/20/2010 9:00 pm
Views: 2293
Rating: 2

Speaker Characteristics:

 

Gender: male;

Age range: youth;

Language: EN;

Pronunciation dialect: Midwest.

 

Recording Information:

 

Microphone make: Plantronics Gamecom 367 RT;

Microphone type: headset mic;

Audio card make: C-Media CMI8738-LX;

Audio card type: pci card;

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.12;

O/S: Windows 7.

 

File Info: 

 

File type: WAV;

Sampling rate: 48kHz;

Sample rate format: 16bit;

Number of channels: 1;

Audio Processing: N;

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Copyright (C) 2010 Steve Dougherty

 

These files are free software; you can redistribute them and/or

modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License

as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3

of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

 

These files are distributed in the hope that they will be useful,

but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the

GNU General Public License for more details.

 

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.

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