"Calvin's voice came out in an angry shout. 'Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.'"
Me: Boys! That's why I forced you to memorize the Gettysburg Address. Because someday you may be in a galaxy far, far away, on a planet that's been overtaken by an evil dark force, and reciting the Gettysburg Address will be all that stands between you and a total mind takeover.Later in the book Meg resists by reciting the elements in the periodic table. David decided to memorize them as well. You just never know.