The guardians

Based on a true story.


May 7, 33 A.D.


6:50 p.m.

Titus was his name. A slender, grizzled man, with dark hair and strikingly blue eyes. 34. Alert, as always. He watched as a hawk drifted lazily on a current of hot air high above the semi-arid landscape. Strangely warm for this time of year, he thought, sniffing. A bead of sweat dribbled down the right side of his face, which was dusty from a long day of guard duty and suntanned from countless hours spent outdoors.

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Motorcycles and wind turbines

“For 20 points. 1,000–1,200 words. Choose two pictures. One should illustrate the history of Texans relating to their land. The other should look to the future to address challenges facing the state and its land. Explain where the pictures came from and why you think they are good illustrations of the past and future of our relation to the land. Due Saturday, May 13, at 7 p.m.”

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