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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 11:51 am 

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The Jack-Knife Man by Ellis Parker Butler (1869 - 1937).

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A lighthearted tale which revolves around old Peter Lane, who lives in a houseboat on the Mississippi River and mostly whiles away his time whittling with his jack-knife and not really doing much else. That is, until one night, a sickly woman knocks at his boat door holding her son in her arms. This encounter would change Peter's life, as the old man befriends little Buddy and is determined to keep him and raise him as his own, provided he is able to keep a host of others from laying claim to the orphan.

(Note - While the online text for this book appears that there is no chapter 7, no chapters have been omitted from this recording.) (Roger Melin)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44150
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    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1900 onward
    Keywords that describe the book: adoption, child, mississippi river, riverboat
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Jack-Knife Man. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 12:06 pm 
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I'll MC for you Roger. MW will be up shortly.

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 12:18 pm 
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And there it is! I'll leave us in the Launch Pad for a day or so for people to see what's coming along and to hopefully attract a proof-listener.

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 12:29 pm 

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Excellent! Thanks Bev, it's always a pleasure to work with you.

Just in case you (or anyone else) is curious why there are only 19 sections, while the Gutenberg text shows 20 chapters, for some reason chapter 7 is skipped, in both the TOC and the text.
So as I'm recording, my chapter numbers won't jibe with what the book shows. (Like, when the book shows "Chapter 10", I'll be saying "Chapter 9". IF I remember, that is.)
I might need to ask the PL to make sure I comply with my own directive. :help: :roll:

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 12:37 pm 
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I hadn't looked that closely at the PG text yet but yes, I would have wondered.

You might want to make a note at the end of your summary to explain why your voiced Chapter numbers don't exactly line up with the text, for those listeners that follow along with the text.

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 12:44 pm 
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Another thought: you could say "Section #" instead of Chapter # in your audio and just use the title text without numbers in the MW title field. Then listeners will know that they are getting each section without missing any and you don't have to worry about saying the wrong thing.

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 3:14 pm 

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Both great ideas. As I searched other online texts (scans), they all show only 19 chapters, with the same chapter titles as the PG scan.
I can only suspect that PG inserted their own TOC for some reason? (The typeface appears different).

So, I will use the term "chapter", and as you suggested, will add a note to the summary. Good idea! :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 3:43 pm 

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:D Do you have a DPL yet?

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 4:04 pm 

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HZFerr wrote:
:D Do you have a DPL yet?

No, no DPL as of yet. You are welcome to join in, if you are so inclined. :D

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 5:48 pm 

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:D DPL I'm In :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 5:54 pm 
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You're in Helen! Thank you.

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 6:25 pm 

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Thank you, and welcome aboard Helen! :thumbs:

Probably a couple of days before the first chapter is posted.
Just an FYI - I tend toward about two chapters per week, sometimes more often, sometimes less.
The book looks interesting, although I haven't read it all the way through yet.

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Post Posted:: November 17th, 2017, 8:31 pm 
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Moved to Going Solo!

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Post Posted:: November 19th, 2017, 2:17 pm 

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Time to get the ball rolling. :D

Chapter 1 has been posted. Enjoy!

Thanks! :D

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Post Posted:: November 21st, 2017, 7:46 pm 

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:hmm: I can't access the text from the above link.
Even when I PL standard, I follow along with the text.

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