Click here to register.

Audacity Audio Submissions

Flat
Comma Gets a Cure - Upload
User: robshave
Date: 6/19/2014 10:14 am
Views: 1209
Rating: 8

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male

Age range: Adult

Pronunication dialect: Ontario, Canada 

Recording Information:

Microphone: Built-in Macbook

Audio Card: Built-in audio card

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 2.05

O/S: Linux - Mac OS-X 

File Info: 

File type: wav 

Sampling rate: 48000Hz

Sample rate format: 16bit 

Number of channels: 1

License:

Copyright (C) 2014 RobShave

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 2 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.

 

Comma Gets a Cure

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.

 

© 2006-2014 VoxForge; Legal: Terms and Conditions

PreviousNext