|2 aWithout the rest of the world noticing much.
3 For example, the Yank love of capitalism had made the United States the richest nation in the world,
4 Even though the Europeans were just about to start a gigantic war to see who would become the Most bChosen Nation in the world,
5 And didn't even invite the Yanks to participate,
6 cBecause they kept forgetting the Yanks were there,
7 Which was basically okay with the Yanks,
8 Who were pretty dproud of what they had accomplished without much help from the Europeans.
9 In fact, the Yanks actually had their own culture by this time,
10 Even if nobody else would have called it that,
CHAPTER 641 For example, in the time since the Revolution, the Yanks had produced several artists,
2 Even if nobody else in the world noticed,
3 Because Yank artists painted pictures of eGeorge Washington,
5 Which is fine if you're a Yank,
6 And proud of the ffather of your country,
7 gBut maybe not everybody's taste.
CHAPTER 651 Yank culture had also produced some hwriters,
||2 iEven if nobody else in the world noticed.
3 For example, there was a Yank writer named jJames Fenimore Cooper,
4 Who would have been great,
5 Except that the kpony express lost his mail-order writing course,
6 lOr something.
CHAPTER 661 There was another Yank writer named Washington Irving,
2 Who wrote about a funny-looking guy named mIchabod,
3 Who had a pumpkin instead of a head,
4 Or something,
5 Which was just great,
6 nIf you like that kind of thing.
CHAPTER 671 There was a Yank poet named oHenry Wadsworth Longfellow,
2 Who wrote about pHiawatha,
3 And qPaul Revere,
4 And rEvangeline,
5 And it all rhymed and everything.
CHAPTER 681 There was also a Yank writer named sHerman Melville,
2 Who loved the sea,
3 And thought that a really good novel had to be as long as a transoceanic voyage,
4 In a trowboat,
5 Which is why u'Moby Dick' is so great,
6 Since it's so long that no one has ever finished reading it,
7 Unless vhe was making a transoceanic voyage in a rowboat,
8 And had nothing else to read.