[COMPLETE] Trolley Folly by Henry Wallace Phillips - icequeen

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Post by Penumbra » August 19th, 2020, 12:44 pm

Trolley Folly by Henry Wallace Phillips (1869 - 1930).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/trolley-folly-by-henry-wallace-phillips/
This collection of eleven short stories is packed with Henry Wallace Phillip’s offbeat humor. You will find a trolley car driver, bored with his route, who decides to drive around town instead. There are a couple of men unfamiliar with the basic properties of a canoe. And watch out for the curse of the chewing gum. Fun to read. Fund to record ( Tom Penn)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57494
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

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    [*] Project Code: HYVLbniy



    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry Wallace Phillips) : n/a

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 11
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1909
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: Humorous Fiction; Short Stories

Keywords that describe the book:

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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):
  • "Story [number] of Trolley Folly. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    "Trolley Folly, by Henry Wallace Phillips. Story [number] [Story title]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Story [number] of Trolley Folly by Henry Wallace Phillips. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    "[story title]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of Story [number]"
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    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of Trolley Folly, by Henry Wallace Phillips. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename trolleyfolly_##_phillips_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. trolleyfolly_01_phillips_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Henry Wallace Phillips
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: Trolley Folly


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Last edited by Penumbra on October 26th, 2020, 1:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Tom Penn

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Post by icequeen » August 19th, 2020, 12:56 pm

Hi Tom! I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by Penumbra » August 19th, 2020, 1:03 pm

I don't have him on board yet, but DACSOFT will probably volunteer to DPL, so no need to advertise yet.
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Post by icequeen » August 19th, 2020, 1:03 pm

OK, your MW is ready! We will wait here a day or so to see if we can pick up a DPL!

ETA: You are faster than I am at typing! I will take off the ~ until we hear from Don.
Ann

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Post by Penumbra » August 19th, 2020, 1:18 pm

Thanks, Ann. I think this is going to be a fun read.
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Post by DACSoft » August 19th, 2020, 1:37 pm

Hi Tom,

Happy to be aboard. Thank you.
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Post by icequeen » August 19th, 2020, 7:37 pm

DACSoft wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Hi Tom,

Happy to be aboard. Thank you.
You are in as DPL, Don, thank you!

Off we go to Going Solo!
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Post by Penumbra » August 26th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Chapter 1 is ready for PL. It was a lot of fun to record.
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Post by DACSoft » August 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Hi Tom,

I enjoyed listening to it. :)

Chapter 1 PL notes:

Intro (at 00:18): I believe there's an extra "Trolley Folly" here, instead of "Chapter 1." What do you think?

Thank you,
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Post by Penumbra » August 30th, 2020, 9:25 am

DACSoft wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Intro (at 00:18): I believe there's an extra "Trolley Folly" here, instead of "Chapter 1." What do you think?

Thank you,
I decided that since the first line of the intro gives the chapter number, I didn't need to say it again as part of the last line of the intro. So my chapter 1 intro is
Chapter 1 of Trolley Folly.
[LV long disclaimer]
Trolley Folly by Henry Wallace Phillips. Trolley Folly, Jimie Horton's Foretaste of Fortune

Having "Trolley Folly" three times in the intro does seem a little much. If it were up to me I would make my chapter 1 intro the same as the shortened version for later chapters (except I'd use the long disclaimer). But I imagine there were reasons for doing it the way it is.

I could say "chapter 1" after "Phillips", but none of the later chapters would be that way, so it seemed better not to.

I think the way I have recorded the intro sounds a bit awkward and I'd be happy to do it some other way if that makes sense and is acceptable.
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Post by DACSoft » August 30th, 2020, 1:17 pm

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the explanation. I wanted to be clear what you were thinking.

I agree with your suggestion of eliminating the third "Trolley Folly."

Chapter 1 of Trolley Folly.
[LV long disclaimer]
Trolley Folly by Henry Wallace Phillips. Jimie Horton's Foretaste of Fortune

As you say, that would correspond more closely to the rest of the chapters. I've made similar minor changes like that in my solos. I don't think that would cause an issue, but Ann could weigh in.

Don
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Post by icequeen » August 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm

Oh, gosh, now I get to weigh in! I might be muddying up the waters a little bit! :?

OK, my question to this is, are these truly chapters, or are they short stories? If they are chapters, then I think your plan is fine. But, if these are short stories, then it might go...

Story 1 of Trolley Folly. This is a LibriVox recording, etc.

Trolley Folly, by Henry Wallace Phillips, Story 1, Trolley Folly, Jimmie Hogan's Foretaste of Fortune.

I think Jimmie Hogan's Foretaste of Fortune is the story/chapter subheading to the story/chapter title, which for the first one is Trolley Folly.

With all that said, I am not going to play the mean overlord (overlady?). In the end, the soloist is the one who decides how they want their project to be set up. I just do all the behind the scenes magic tricks and putting out of fires. What I said is only a suggestion, and if you, Tom, decide differently, that is fine with me.
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Post by DACSoft » August 30th, 2020, 5:33 pm

Tom, Ann,

The ebook was prepared by Distributed Proofreaders for PG, so I was able to access the original page images used from The Internet Archive (TIA).

Here is the link: https://archive.org/details/trolleyfolly00philiala

It may be of some help for chapter/short story question. As an ebook producer myself, the placement of the Chapter/Story number, for this section, in the ebook (which is not in the original image) confused me (I thought it a half-title for the book as a whole). Apologies if I caused any trouble. :oops:

Don
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Post by icequeen » August 30th, 2020, 8:52 pm

No worries, Don! We are all trying to make sure that we do our best with these old texts! It is better to question something now rather than to let it go and find out that it should have been questioned to begin with. I agree with you, that "I" really should not be there in the ebook, it does cause confusion.
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Post by Penumbra » August 31st, 2020, 12:06 pm

It appears that this book is a collection of unrelated short stories (at least Jimmie, the lawyer, and the trolley company appear only in the first story and a quick glance didn't reveal any connection between stories). So I think it makes more sense to call them sections or stories than chapters. Since none of them are long enough to need to be divided, I think I'll just refer to them as stories (thank you Ann for that suggestion!).

So I will modify the first post to reflect what I am actually going to say and resubmit story 1 after I have fixed the intro and outro.

I didn't realize I could get to the original scans at TIA. That's good to know since I have on occasion found an obvious error but didn't know if it was introduced by PG or was in the original printing.

Thank you both! :thumbs:
Tom Penn

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