Essay on My First Day As A Tour

1240 Words Jan 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Museum curator: Hello everybody! Today we are going to take a look at the bedroom of Theodore Roosevelt. He was the 26th president of the United States and is known as one of the best. Today is actually just my first day as a tour guide, so go easy on me! (laughs nervously) Let’s see who’s on the tour today! (museum curator looks through crowd of people) Oh wow what a variety! We have a group of children on a field trip, a few families, a couple...hello! What’s your names?
Couple: *silence*
Museum curator: (laughs nervously)... ok! Well let’s just get the tour started! Right behind me is Theodore Roosevelt’s bed. (to child) Now, can you tell what’s on his bed?
Child: *silence*
Museum curator: Heh… well I think that’s a Teddy Bear! Wouldn’t you agree?
Child: *silence*
Museum curator: ….Anyway, the reason Mr. Roosevelt kept a Teddy Bear on his bed is actually a very good story. You see, in 1902 Mississippi Governor, Andrew H. Longino, invited some of his friends on a hunting trip. Roosevelt was included in this group of friends, but as the trip wore on, he was the only one who had not yet killed an animal on the trip. Led by Holt Collier, Roosevelt’s attendants clubbed and tied down a bear for Roosevelt to shoot. However, Roosevelt was beside himself! He refused to shoot the poor, struggling bear. But now it was injured, and clearly going to die. He requested that it be shot in order to put it out of its misery. News spread of this and on November 16th, 1902 Clifford Berryman…

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