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Post by aradlaw » November 23rd, 2016, 4:10 pm

When Father Carves the Duck by Ernest Vincent Wright (1872 - 1939).

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A Post-Thanksgiving Offering suggested by Availle. Image
Ernest Vincent Wright was an American author known for his book Gadsby, a 50,000-word novel which, except for the introduction and a note at the end, did not use the letter "e".
The biographical details of his life are unclear. A 2002 article in the Village Voice by Ed Park said he might have been English by birth but was more probably American. The article said he might have served in the navy and that he has been incorrectly called a graduate of MIT. The article says that he attended a vocational high school attached to MIT in 1888 but there is no record that he graduated. Park said rumors that Wright died within hours of Gadsby being published are untrue. ( Wikipedia)
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We all look on with anxious eyes
When father carves the duck,
And mother almost always sighs
When father carves the duck;
Then all of us prepare to rise,
And hold our bibs before our eyes,
And be prepared for some surprise,
When father carves the duck.

He braces up and grabs a fork
Whene’er he carves a duck;
And won’t allow a soul to talk,
Until he’s carved the duck.
The fork is jabbed into the sides,
Across the breast the knife he slides,
While every careful person hides
From flying chips of duck.

The platter’s always sure to slip
When father carves a duck,
And how it makes the dishes skip!
Potatoes fly amuck!
The squash and cabbage leap in space,
We get some gravy in our face,
And father mutters Hindu grace
Whene’er he carves a duck.

We then have learned to walk around
The dining-room and pluck
From off the window-sills and walls
Our share of Father’s duck
While father growls and blows and jaws,
And swears the knife was full of flaws,
And mother laughs at him because
He couldn’t carve a duck.


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Post by aradlaw » November 27th, 2016, 6:09 am

This week we feature a post-Thanksgiving poem, it's all about the leftovers. :lol:
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Post by tovarisch » November 27th, 2016, 7:21 am

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » November 27th, 2016, 9:40 am

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 27th, 2016, 8:09 pm

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by GrayHouse » November 29th, 2016, 3:22 am

Hi David,
My contribution to this fun project:
- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenfather_wright_ik_128kb.mp3
- 1:40
Thanks,
-Ian

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Post by aradlaw » November 29th, 2016, 5:09 am

Thank you Ian. :thumbs:
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Post by Jude1972 » November 29th, 2016, 10:34 am

I liked the look of this and reading it made me feel hungry!!!!! Also I was very careful how I said the word DUCK....... it's my accent!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenfather_wright_jh_128kb.mp3 (01:59)

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Post by brucek » November 30th, 2016, 6:44 am


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Post by Veggrower » November 30th, 2016, 9:31 am

Hi David - here's my version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenfather_wright_gb_128kb.mp3

...with a length of 1:42. Thanks,

Garth

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Post by aradlaw » November 30th, 2016, 1:07 pm

Thank you Jude (your duck(s) sounded just fine) :P , Bruce and Garth. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » November 30th, 2016, 11:29 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenfather_wright_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 2:09

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » December 1st, 2016, 7:02 am

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by Jude1972 » December 1st, 2016, 2:41 pm

aradlaw wrote:Thank you Jude (your duck(s) sounded just fine) :P , Bruce and Garth. :thumbs:

thank you!!! hee hee....... xxxxxxxxxx

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