Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - Vox Anni Yearbook (North Adams, MA)

 - Class of 1927

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THE NORMALOGUE Mame: That's all right but no man ever invented these words-they came straight from a master-so you may as well make a better attempt at the imitation. Sally: Poor girl! Qlaughsj she's not responsible: she's just at that stage. Jean: Cstruts and singsj Cock-a-doodle-doo-oo-oo! llflabel: Well, let me hear one of you say the whole stanza. Give me a chance to laugh. Sally: Sure we will! Go ahead Jean, you were nearest the tune of the rooster that time. Make sure you strut when you come to the last part. Jean: All right-Crecites 2nd stanza.J Mabel: The next stanza is easy so I'll say that all right. Crecites 3rd stanzaj Sally: Yes, you did say it yourself-now, let's hear how the little boy would have said it. Put your head on one side when you ask that question, also, you have to change your position when you start to crow. CSally says the poeml There, you are! Mame: A rooster is proud, you should make a good one, Mabel. Mabel: No insinuations wanted-corrections only accepted. Jean: Mabel, try that last stanza. fMabel tries the stanzal All: Pretty Good! Sally: What's the next one? Mabel: CReads next stanza! Jean: There's a lot of good in that one-you have to change your attitude. Sally: You're going to get back at that rooster now. Mame: Yes, look a hole thru him. Mabel: Jean, how would you say it? Jean: CReads next stanzaj Sally: That's great! You can wink. Mame: She has a wicked eye. What's the next one? Mabel: treads itj Jean: There, you're disgusted with that bird. Mame: Yes, slam that window down. Sally: Make your arms, flap. CSally flaps her armsj Mabel: Now, listen-reads lastl Sally: Let's all say it. QAII girls say the poem with much expression and many gesturesj -Helen Ill. Crowley 87

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THE NORMALOGUE The little boy said, 'Mr. Bird, Pray tell me, who are you?' And all the answer that he heard Was, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' 'What would you think, if you were I,' He said, 'and I were y0u?' But still that bird provokingly Cried, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' 'Hark to me, you stupid head How much is two times two?' That old bird winked one eye and said Just, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' The boy then slammed the window down: To a fence the old bird flew, And flapping hard his two wings brown, Cried, 'Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo!' U Mame: Say, how did you say that that boy got out of bed? Mabel: He jumped. ' Mame: You said it as though he crawled. Put some "pep" into "jumped". Like this, "A little boy jumped out of bed." Mabel: CBepeats lst linej Jean: Better! Sally: Why didn't you poke out your head as you think the little boy would have done it? See-like this-Cdoes ill What's that line? lGirls tell her the linej "And out the window poked his head and spied a crowing cock." Make your eyes pop when you say that? I saw Miss Baright do it when she read it. Mabel: lRereads the stanzaj All: Fine! Jean: I've been thinking that there's transition in that stanza. How about the place between the jumping and the poking of his head out of the window? Why not step for- ward and do as we were told yesterday during our Expression period? lJean rereads the stanzaj lllabel: Perfect. blame: Jean, I think you've got brains if you'd only use them. Mabel: Well, let me go on or you'll never get the gist of the poem. The trouble with you girls is, you don't "Practice what you teach." Say Mame, you never looked at us once when you recited your poem yesterday. blame: Can't blame me-I'd have burst if I'd looked at you. By the way-that was a sad poem and I can't put that kind of a poem across as well as a funny one like the one you have. Sally: CSingsD "Blame it on the-Poem." lllabelz Listen-Creads second stanzaj Jean: You'll never be a singer! Sally: VVhy don't you do the Glee Club a favor, and hand in a farewell address? Mabel: Say, this isn't a song, it's a poem. 86



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THE NORMAL GUE 1 Ghz QEIm Tree The elm tree's the giant's umbrella. Its ribs are solid wood Its handle is the great big trunk Its leaves the sheltering hood. Sometimes when a shower is over I walk out and I see Scattered here and there through the woods A great uprooted tree. "Just look what the storm has done!" Some people sorrowfully cry. But I know the fault's not the storm at all. But some giant who tried to keep dry. - H esier Lee Q Jfrenzb Qlhtistmas Characters : lllother Father hIathilde Louis I Jean 1 Uncle IVilliam Scene: Living room of a peasant home in rural France. CThe two older children are busy making the creche, while little Jean watches eagerly. They hum or sing carols as they work. Louis steps back to observe workj Louis: "There! The creche is almost done. Doesn't it look lovely?" Mailzildez "But, Louis, we have forgotten the star over the manger. IVhere is it?" Jean: "I know where it it! I'll get it." CHe finds star and hands it to children, who complete making the creche. Enter Motherj Louis: "Oh, Mother, look! Our creche is completed." .llafhildec "See, there is the manger. The hIother lNIary, and the infant, and-" Jean: "And here are the Three Ivise lNIen, and there is the box." lllotlzerz "That is very well done, children. Come, we must hurry with our other work. There is much to be done yet." "Louis, go quickly and hang these sheaves of wheat to the eaves of the housef, Louis: "Yes, lllother, we must not forget the birds' Christmas dinner." Jfother: "Then, meet your father and help him to bring in the yule logf, Cexit Louisj "And llathilde. bring up the apples and the wine from the cellar." fexit llathildej Jean: "Did Father cut the log last night, lIother?" Jlotherz "Yes, it was exactly midnight when they felled the large oak tree that was in the next field. Jean: "Willy do they wait for midnight?" Jfofher: "If one uses for a yule log an oak tree that has been cut down at midnight, one will have great benevolent powers, and the ashes of such a log are a protection against bad luck for the rest of the year." children 88

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