COMPLETE Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed -ck

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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2017, 2:45 am

Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed (1874 - 1911).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project http://librivox.org/master-of-the-vineyard-by-myrtle-reed/
"Why don't you sell the vineyard?" she asked, though her heart sank at the mere suggestion.

"Sell it? Why didn't the Ancient Mariner sell his albatross and take a nice little trip around the world on the proceeds? Mother would die of a broken heart if I mentioned it to her. The Marsh family have been the slaves of that vineyard since the first mistaken ancestor went into the grape business. We've fertilised it, pruned it, protected it, tied it up, sat up nights with it, fanned the insects away from it, hired people to pick the fruit and pack it, fed the people, entertained them, sent presents to their wives and children—we've done everything! And what have we had for it? Only a very moderate living, all the grapes we could eat, and a few bottles of musty old wine.

"Mother, of course, has very little to do with it, and, to her, it has come to represent some sort of entailed possession that becomes more sacred every year. It's a family heirloom, like a title, or some very old and valuable piece of jewelry. Other people have family plate and family traditions, but we've got a vineyard, or, to speak more truthfully, it has us."
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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2017, 2:56 am

this is such a pretty little book, i think it will be fun to read and listen to :D

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by HZFerr » October 17th, 2017, 8:25 pm

I do too!

May I DPL? :D
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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2017, 10:23 pm

Absolutely :D
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Post by Carolin » October 18th, 2017, 1:19 am

off we go to readers wanted :)
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Post by HZFerr » October 18th, 2017, 12:35 pm

:thumbs:
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Post by MamaGeek » November 6th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Hi!!!

Would it be possible for me to take this on as a SOLO?? It looks like a great story!! :)

Céline

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Post by Carolin » November 7th, 2017, 2:36 pm

Sure, good choice :D

Im moving this out to going solo :thumbs:
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Post by MamaGeek » November 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm

That's wonderful!!! Thank you so much.

I'll start recording next week. :):)

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Post by HZFerr » November 11th, 2017, 1:26 pm

Celine :thumbs:
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Post by MamaGeek » November 11th, 2017, 2:54 pm

Thanks for the thumbs up Helen. I was a little concerned you might not be thrilled that I'm going solo since you had signed up for a group project. :)

Figured you might have your fill after just finishing my 19 sections on the other project. :):)

You'll be happy to hear I'm taking a couple of days off before starting teehee!!

Later......Céline

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Post by HZFerr » November 12th, 2017, 1:52 pm

hahahaha luv ya reading :thumbs:
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Post by MamaGeek » November 14th, 2017, 4:13 pm

Here we go! Just uploaded first 3 sections. :)
Enjoy!
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Post by HZFerr » November 14th, 2017, 7:37 pm

sect 1 The Hill of the Muses

sect 2 Brown Alpaca :|

sect 3 The Crystal Ball

PL OK

great job. :clap:
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Post by HZFerr » November 15th, 2017, 7:54 pm

PL OK for:

sect 4 April's Sun

sect 5 The House of the Broken Heart

sect 6 More Stately Mansions

I can't take it...nineteen more. Image
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