These were my thoughts as I considered what I should say. If I were going to speak, I wanted to state my case with impressive elegance. When I'm angry and try to speak, I always get tongue tied after two or three words. I'm superior in character to Tanuki and Red Shirt, but they're more skilled as speakers, and I didn't want to let them trip me up on my own words. I began crafting phrases in my mind in preparation. As I was doing so, Noda, who was seated in front of me, surprised me by rising suddenly. It was just like Noda to presumptuously interject his opinion. He spoke in his usual flippant tone. "This grasshopper incident and war cry incident are in fact singular events that should instill misgivings in all concerned staff about the future of our school. All of us must take personal initiative to reflect on what's happened and enforce strict discipline across the board. The views just expressed by our principal and head teacher are most appropriate to the case in question, and I find myself in thorough agreement. I would request that the punishment be as lenient as possible." Noda's speech was words without meaning. He decorated his sentences with fancy vocabulary, but there was no coherent message. The only part I understood was 'thorough agreement.'