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Wisneski 1 Ryan Wisneski Meri Culp AML2600 Due: November 24 th , 2009 The Many uses of a Graphophone Born in the brain of a great inventor and enhanced by my maker, Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, to be far superior to my cousin’s flawed design, I was crafted of a brass chassis with a walnut top fixed to an iron frame. Made from hard metal to create such soft tones, I was developed in the interest of recording and reproducing sound and as a potential aide for teaching the deaf. My creation was for the good of mankind, to enhance the quality of life for some, and to extend possibilities to new heights in the interest of sound. I was made as an instrument that was to bring joy to all that used me, but cursed in my own situation as I was the instrument of misfortune and rape. This was a recurring theme that I seemed to encounter with my driving companion, who rudely enough never told me his name; and myself, all the while, just waited for the day it might come to an end. We were driving down a long dirt road heading to Lilydale, so that my companion may continue north selling my siblings and I. The dust in the air seemed to resemble steam coming up from the bare ground during a sweltering summer afternoon. The black car continued to rattle down the road, kicking up more dust as it made its way along the winding path to what appeared to be a small house. As we traveled closer, we began to make out the figure of a young black woman who looked to be in her late twenties. She was wearing a simple, grey colored dress that didn’t look to be much more than a beat up piece of cloth that had been on the wash board one too many times. When we reached the front of the house, the car stopped and my companion exited the vehicle and smoothly made his way over to the young woman. In an attempt to appear genuine towards the young lady, my companion offered her a courteous hello followed by
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Wisneski 2 general small talk about the weather before breaking into the sales pitch that came with hidden stipulations. “I’ve got something to show you. Can I sit here, on your porch?”
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