With teachers arriving in town for Ithaca's "Winter Recess" tourism promotion, we thought we would have an erudite contest asking for the author of a piece of verse. Here it is:
"Gentlemen," he said, "I don't need your organization;
I've shined your shoes, I've moved your mountains and marked your cards.
But Eden is burning - either brace yourself for elimination,
Or prepare your hearts with courage for the changing of the guards."
A. W. B Yeats
B. Robert W. Service
C. Bob Dylan
C. George A. Strong
A winner will be randomly selected from correct answers for a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music, your hometown CD shop and center of enjoyable erudition. Send your entry directly to Small World Music at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and good luck!
Last week's winner was Paula of Ithaca, who knew that chicory is the featured special ingredient in New Orleans-style coffee. No one submitted a correct answer about the beignets, which are customarily served in an order of three in New Orleans. Congratulations to Paula, and thanks to all who entered.
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