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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Recite at one time the Battle Hymn of the Republic, first two and last two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, for coup. For grand coup, recite in addition five of the following:

bulletKipling's "Feet of the Young Men."
bulletGray's "Elegy."
bulletKipling's "If."
bulletKipling's "Recessional."
bulletKilmer's "Tree."
bulletWhitman's "O Captain, My Captain!"
bulletHenley's "Invictis."
bulletBurns' "A Man's a Man for a' That."

Name 10 Americans whom you consider greatest in our history, and tell why you consider them great. Tell briefly of their lives and work, coup. Do not include living people. 20 for grand coup.

Either of following for coup; both for grand coup.

(a) Tell entertainingly a different story on each of 10 different occasions, to take not less than 10 minutes each.

(b) Write an original play, based on a folk legend, to include at least one dance, to take not less than 15 minutes to present.

Either of following for coup; both for grand coup.

(a) Organize and take part in some pageant or other outdoor function, to take at least one hour to present.

(b) Write, direct and take part in some play indoors, of not less than an hour's duration.

Either of following for coup; both for grand coup.

(a) Give 10 illustrations, scriptural or otherwise, of men getting closer to God, by prayer, fasting and vigil, alone in the wilderness.

(b) Give an account of the annual camp-out instituted by Moses as the Feast of Tabernacles. Describe its social and hygienic significance.

Recite from memory 6 nature songs of the Shakespearean period, for coup; 10 for grand coup.

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