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Post by aradlaw » November 11th, 2017, 9:15 pm

A Visit From Young Gloom by Ring Lardner (1885 - 1933).

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical writings about sports, marriage, and the theatre. He was a contemporary of Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald, all of whom professed strong admiration for Lardner's writing. ( Wikipedia)
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There's been a young stranger at our house,
A baby whom nobody knew;
Who hated his brother, his father, his mother,
And made them aware of it, too.

He stayed with us nearly a fortnight
And carried a grouch all the while,
Nor promise nor present could make him look pleasant;
He hadn't the power to smile.

He cried when he couldn't have something;
He cried just as hard when he could;
Kind words by the earful but made him more tearful,
And scoldings did just as much good.

He stormed when his meals weren't ready,
And when they were ready, he screamed.
He went to bed growling, got up again howling
And quarreled and snarled as he dreamed.

He's gone, and the child we are fond of
Is back, just as nice as of old.
But I hope to be in some port European
The next time he has a bad cold.


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Post by tovarisch » November 11th, 2017, 10:26 pm

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

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Post by pschempf » November 12th, 2017, 12:57 pm

My wife's been sick for the past week, but thankfully she bears it better than young Lardner -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/younggloom_lardner_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:11
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Post by aradlaw » November 12th, 2017, 2:00 pm

Thank you tovarisch and Phil. :thumbs: (here's hoping for a quick recovery Phil)
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Post by NemoR » November 12th, 2017, 3:29 pm

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Post by pschempf » November 12th, 2017, 5:14 pm

Thank you, David. She's on the mend from the flu (she thinks). My daughter is visiting this afternoon and I just fed them apfelpfannkuchen so she should soon be much better. :)
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Post by LenXZ1 » November 12th, 2017, 8:13 pm

Here is my version, I've been out of the loop for a long time, but I'm hoping to get started again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/younggloom_lardner_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:34

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Post by aradlaw » November 13th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Thank you Nemo, MaryAnn and Len. :thumbs: Good to have you back Len.
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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 14th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Len! I've missed you! Keep recording. Your voice is required on the poetry boards!

My version is 1.51:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/younggloom_lardner_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » November 14th, 2017, 9:14 pm

Thank you Erin, it sounds like you've had experience with a 'young gloom'. :D
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Post by Algy Pug » November 15th, 2017, 2:06 am

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Post by Veggrower » November 15th, 2017, 7:55 am

Hi David - here's my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/younggloom_lardner_gb_128kb.mp3

...with a length of 1:31. Thanks a lot,

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Post by aradlaw » November 15th, 2017, 9:50 am

Thank you Algy and Garth. :thumbs:
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Post by Claire » November 15th, 2017, 2:27 pm

Sounds a bit like me when I have a cold. :lol:
Here's mine at 1:24:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/younggloom_lardner_lah_128kb.mp3

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