Aboard the Expatdom’s Zanshen 6 mission-to-Mars spaceship,
Archduke Harry Moore deliverered a rousing, and deeply-moving, speech to the crew-members.
He told his fellow Expatronauts, assembled in the ship’s wardroom, that it is Sir Andis Kaulins, the English Teacher, who had inspired him to make the Mars mission become a reality.
Then, in a richly resonant voice, consulting the back of an envelope that he was carrying (which he’d borrowed from the Hylite English School’s stationery-cupboard), Archduke Moore began to read the speech he’d composed for this momentous moment.
"This Mars-voyage", he said, "is the boldest and most lofty venture in the history of Expatkind, and, without Andis Kaulins, it just wouldn’t have been possible. Moreover, without Andis Kaulins, I wouldn’t be here at all!".
"Men", he continued, "as overjoyed and proud as I am, I regret that Andis Kaulins isn’t here with us.
I implored, nay, begged, Andis Kaulins to come aboard with us on the mission. But naturally Sir Andis could not abdicate his selfless devotion to his English students, nor his home and hearth, and that of course is a measure of Andis Kaulins’ greatness, modesty, and his nobility".
"In 1492", said Archduke Moore, "Columbus, and, Admiral Lloyd Bridges, here with us now,
ventured to the New World, inspired by their Royal Patrons, Queen Isabella and King Fernando Rey, and, I have been inspired by Andis Kaulins in exactly the same way.
Archduke Harry Moore concluded his speech by announcing that upon their arrival on Mars, he would re-name the red planet as "Terra New Andis Oh Kaulins".
Posted By Pierce Double Happiness Bond to Wuxi, China Expatdom at 9/04/2012 04:47:00 AM