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Post by TriciaG » June 16th, 2018, 12:29 pm

Here are a few interesting (maybe!) texts I found:

"Number Thirteen" - Short story from Sunday Magazine, August 2, 1908. https://archive.org/details/NumberThirteen

"Thirteen Views of the War" - 1919 article from The English Journal on WWI, 12 pages, about 4600 wds. https://archive.org/details/jstor-801767

"Thirteen Years of Wheat Selection" 1914 article from The American Naturalist. https://archive.org/details/jstor-2456079

"The struggle of thirteen states for thirteen years to create a government" 1912 address. 10,200 words. https://archive.org/details/struggleofthirte00warr

"Thirteen plus, a comedy in three acts" - 1922. https://archive.org/details/thirteenpluscome00brid - a full-size play.

"Directions for poisoning thirteen-striped ground squirrels" :shock: by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1941. 2 pages. https://archive.org/details/directionsforpoi195usfi

"Retroperitoneal lipoma weighing thirteen pounds twelve ounces" by Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1902. 6-and-a-fraction pages. https://archive.org/details/b22457513

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 16th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Tricia, The 13-striped ground squirrels are raising an army against you! Thanks for the suggestions! :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 16th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Mary, our dedicated proof listener, has volunteered to be the Facebook coordinator for the 13th Anniversary Collection. Check out her news at the LibriVox Readers and Listeners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/46088852996/

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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 16th, 2018, 5:10 pm

The 13th Anniversary Song thread is launched!
Sorry it's a bit late getting started, but we're ready for singers now!
Here's the link to the thread. (I've also put a link in my signature.)
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=70678

Sue, I see the deadline for this short works collection is July 31st. So I've set July 25th as the deadline for song contributions, to allow myself time for editing. But if any last-minute singers turn up while I'm editing, I can still work them in. I plan to get the finished song to you by July 31st.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 16th, 2018, 6:39 pm

These are great lyrics, Maria!


Once more we gather together in song
To celebrate LibriVox still going strong.
Our LibriVox mission we proudly proclaim –
We will read every book in the public domain.

We shout out a thank-you to all volunteers
Who’ve kept LibriVox lively for 13 great years.
Their many and various talents combine
To help us keep growing, one book at a time.

Here’s to our readers! Their voices they give
To lift words from pages, and make those words live.
For each hour you hear, they have spent two or three,
To edit and polish and be blooper-free.

Here’s to our proof-listeners! They give an ear
Alert and attentive to all that they hear,
They find sneezes, and dog barks, and the teakettle’s hiss,
And they catch all the edits that we somehow miss.

Here’s to our BC’s, as busy as bees,
They juggle group projects with style and with ease.
Of assignments and sections they never lose track,
For resolving confusion they have quite the knack.

Here’s to our Admins, their talents we prize.
With a wave of their hand, Magic Windows arise.
Finished projects they catalog, errors they fix,
Pesky technical glitches they know how to lick.

Here’s to our researchers hunting to find
The links that we need to the info on line.
They find authors and dates, they locate PD texts,
And they post great suggestions of what to read next.

Here’s to our artists! Their skills they apply
Designing book covers that catch someone’s eye.
Using photos and pixels and fonts as their tools,
For layouts as clear and as lovely as jewels.

Here’s to our well-seasoned veterans who share
Advice and good guidance with humour and care.
And here’s to our newbies who’ve answered the call;
They’re the future of LibriVox -- Welcome them all!

We record every book in the public domain.
Twelve thousand books done – many more yet remain.
It takes many hands to help LibriVox run,
As we keep reading books – and what’s more – having fun!
Many books beckon yet! And a lot of good fun!

(Cheering and hurrahs!)

To join in the singing, here's the link to the thread for the 13th anniversary song:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=70678

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Post by msfry » June 16th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Interesting project. I shall try to make a contribution before the deadline.
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Post by mhhbook » June 17th, 2018, 7:52 am

Section 4 Sonnet XIII read in English
and Section 5 Sonnet XIII read in German are both PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by DrPGould » June 18th, 2018, 8:07 pm

Sue and Tricia:

Here are the links for sections 2 & 3 The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle. Their lengths are included at the end of the file name.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_cell13p1_futrelle_pdg_128kb.mp3 33:39
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_cell13p2_futrelle_pdg_128kb.mp3 44:44

Here is the link to the source:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160601092140/http://www.futrelle.com:80/stories/TheProblemOfCell13.html

Thank you for the work you are doing on this collection.

Philip
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 19th, 2018, 3:49 am

DrPGould wrote:
June 18th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Sue and Tricia:

Here are the links for sections 2 & 3 The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle. Their lengths are included at the end of the file name.

Thank you for the work you are doing on this collection.

Philip
And thank you, Philip, for your contribution to the 13th! :)

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Post by mightyfelix » June 19th, 2018, 7:17 am

Can I do this one, please?
Sue Anderson wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Pirates! Or the Curse of the Black Revenge. A Melodrama in Thirteen Acts
https://archive.org/stream/piratesorcruiseo00bann#page/n1/mode/2up

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 19th, 2018, 8:33 am

mightyfelix wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 7:17 am
Can I do this one, please?
Sue Anderson wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Pirates! Or the Curse of the Black Revenge. A Melodrama in Thirteen Acts
https://archive.org/stream/piratesorcruiseo00bann#page/n1/mode/2up
Oh Wowee! :hmm: Needless to say, I certainly didn't, and I doubt Mary did either, check out the book titles we posted, for "suitable content!" Which leads me onto another train of thought, which is that when I was growing up, a very long time ago now, my parents' bookshelves were divided into two sections--children's literature and grown-up's reading, and if you wanted to read a "grown-up" book, you had to ask permission. I once asked if I could read the collected stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and my mother replied "I guess so, but if you get nightmares, tell me." So, I read Stevenson and got nightmares, and I didn't tell my mother.

I just now checked out Pirates, A Melodrama in Thirteen Acts, and found out it was a book privately printed in 1896 by a Chicago book club, Brothers of the Book Society, founded in 1896 by a bank teller and book collector named Laurence Conger Woodworth. http://explore.chicagocollections.org/ead/newberry/72/d50g34p/ Pirates combines dreadful--and grisly!-- doggerel verse, facing pages of outstanding woodcuts by the artist Gustave Baumann (1881-1971 https://books.google.com/books?id=jfZIAQAAIAAJ&q).

Sample:

Act V, A Demonstration of Table Manners

The bos'n fell into a vat o' lye
His mates at mess, they heard him cry.
But they were a-eating o' jam and pie
And couldn't come. so they let him die.


woodcut title: "But there were more bos'ns than jam aboard."

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So, Devorah, to answer your question whether you can read Pirates,--if it won't give you nightmares, go ahead! :)

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Post by mightyfelix » June 19th, 2018, 8:38 am

I read through the first few pages (ahem, Acts) before posting, and I thought it was marvelous.

My mother likes pirates, too.... I wonder if we had any piratical ancestors, way back when.... :hmm:

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 19th, 2018, 9:03 am

mightyfelix wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 8:38 am
I read through the first few pages (ahem, Acts) before posting, and I thought it was marvelous.

My mother likes pirates, too.... I wonder if we had any piratical ancestors, way back when.... :hmm:
Hi Devorah, I've since found some biographical info on the author of the verses, Kendall Banning. http://pennyspoetry.wikia.com/wiki/Kendall_Banning. According to that source, Banning (1879-1944) was an American poet and an editor at Cosmopolitan, Popular Radio and Hearst magazines.

An interesting quote about Banning from the above-mentioned biographical source:

"During the 1929 debate on revising the tariff legislation that allowed United States customs inspectors to ban and seize imported books they deemed "obscene", Banning reprinted his 1926 Censored Mother Goose Rhymes – the traditional rhymes with words blacked out to suggest obscenity, which he dedicated to "the censors of America" – and had it distributed to members of Congress. Gertrude Stein owned a copy of the 1929 edition."

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Post by msfry » June 19th, 2018, 12:53 pm

I would like to reserve Robert Ingersoll's 13 Club Dinner in your list of suggestions.
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 19th, 2018, 1:59 pm

msfry wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 12:53 pm
I would like to reserve Robert Ingersoll's 13 Club Dinner in your list of suggestions.
Thanks, Michele, 13 Club Dinner is yours! :)

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