演讲稿：there is a place named pureland
ladies and gentlemen. as we gather here today, discussing man's relationship with nature, let me tell you a fable my roommate wrote for the wall newspaper in our class. there is a place named pureland. among its inhabitants is a species called men. they out-mind the smartest apes and out-strength the bravest lions. but due to greed and shortsightedness, men make inroads into the other species, squander their shared resources, and pollute their common surroundings. by and by the other species die out. the last groan of a tiger is "all these things are to be answered for". sure enough, a deteriorating environment and population explosion make it increasingly difficult for men to wring a living out of this land. a panic sets in. the fable stops here, leaving its ending to the readers' own imagination.