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    A story about sheep.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Nov 2, 18:58 -0000

    The following story about sheep, quoted "from a textbook", appeared in an
    article in
    the (London) Guardian this morning. It made me chuckle so much I felt the
    urge to share it, though it has absolutely nothing to do with navigation. It
    helps, to be aware that North Wales is Sheep Country.
    A young teacher from Leeds had accepted a temporary job teaching a class of
    four-year-olds out in one of the most isolated, rural parts of North Wales.
    One of her first lessons involved teaching the letter S so she held up a big
    colour photo of a sheep and said "Now, who can tell me what this is?" No
    answer. Twenty blank and wordless faces looked back at her.
    "Come on, who can tell me what this is?" she exclaimed, tapping the photo
    determinedly, unable to believe that the children were quite so ignorant.
    The twenty faces became apprehensive and even fearful as she continued to
    question them with mounting frustration.
    Eventually, one brave soul put up a tiny, reluctant hand. "Yes", she cried,
    raising the snap aloft. "Tell me what you think it is". "Please, miss", said
    the boy warily, "is it a three-year-old Border Leicester?".
    If  asked to search out (with some difficulty) some relevance to our mailing
    list, I can only suggest that it contains a lesson for contributors to
    Nav-l, not to undervalue the intelligence of those you are addressing. I
    will try to bear it in mind.
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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