Coffee Break Collection #32 - WILDERNESS - Lt

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Post by msfry » May 9th, 2021, 4:06 pm

Coffee Break Collection #32 -- WILDERNESS, by Various Authors (Lt).
This is the 32nd Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories or poems, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is WILDERNESS... Please limit yourself to three submissions. The collection is full after 20 pieces have been submitted.
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Last edited by msfry on May 11th, 2021, 9:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
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Post by Lynnet » May 9th, 2021, 4:27 pm

All set. I notice you have it set as "special PL" but you don't say what's special about it :hmm: The instructions for special PL are the same as for standard unless "the reader states otherwise".

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Post by KevinS » May 9th, 2021, 6:36 pm

"Chapter 2" from The Modern Babes in the Wood, or Summering in the Wilderness by H. Perry Smith, 1872

H. Perry Smith (1839-1925) https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Smith%2C%20H%2E%20P%2E%20%28Henry%20Perry%29%2C%201839%2D1925

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x000515951&view=1up&seq=40 (This is the link to Chapter 2.) Here is the catalog page: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009789495?type%5B%5D=all&lookfor%5B%5D=wilderness&sort=yearup&ft=ft

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_babes_ks_128kb.mp3 (10:50)

I don't know if you'll be allowed, or wish, to use this recording. It's just one chapter from a book, but is self-contained. I found it to be a fun read and I think others will, too.
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Post by Lynnet » May 9th, 2021, 9:06 pm

KevinS wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 6:36 pm
"Chapter 2" from The Modern Babes in the Wood, or Summering in the Wilderness by H. Perry Smith, 1872

H. Perry Smith (1839-1925) https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Smith%2C%20H%2E%20P%2E%20%28Henry%20Perry%29%2C%201839%2D1925

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x000515951&view=1up&seq=40 (This is the link to Chapter 2.) Here is the catalog page: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009789495?type%5B%5D=all&lookfor%5B%5D=wilderness&sort=yearup&ft=ft

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_babes_ks_128kb.mp3 (10:50)

I don't know if you'll be allowed, or wish, to use this recording. It's just one chapter from a book, but is self-contained. I found it to be a fun read and I think others will, too.
I can’t see why it wouldn’t be allowed, so it comes down to whether or not Michele wishes to accept it

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Post by msfry » May 10th, 2021, 8:30 am

Lynnet wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 9:06 pm

I can’t see why it wouldn’t be allowed, so it comes down to whether or not Michele wishes to accept it
Oooooh, I'm in the power seat now!!!!!! Yes of course, I'll PL it later today. :D
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Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by KevinS » May 10th, 2021, 9:21 am

msfry wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 8:30 am
I'll PL it later today. :D
Be sure to wear insect repellant!
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Post by msfry » May 10th, 2021, 10:13 am

Here is a great reason to go to the Adirondacks. Isn't that near you, Kevin? And will you PL it for me?
The Wilderness - Why I Go There, by H. H. Murray

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_whyigototheadirondacks_mtf_128kb.mp3 10:04
https://archive.org/details/adventuresinwild00inmurr/page/8/mode/2up
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Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by KevinS » May 10th, 2021, 11:03 am

msfry wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 10:13 am
Here is a great reason to go to the Adirondacks. Isn't that near you, Kevin? And will you PL it for me?
The Wilderness - Why I Go There, by H. H. Murray

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_whyigototheadirondacks_mtf_128kb.mp3 10:04
https://archive.org/details/adventuresinwild00inmurr/page/8/mode/2up
I've travelled just outside the Adirondacks through lovely country, but all lowlands. Our North Woods here in Wisconsin are not quite as lovely, I hear, though I found it equally bracing, I'm sure.

Lovely reading. It is PL OK!

You say 'cheeks' where the text is actually 'the color of whose cheek,' but I see no reason to make a change.
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Post by msfry » May 10th, 2021, 11:43 am

Cheek, cheeks, I agree not worth fixing. I bet both cheeks matched! Thanks for that quick PL. :D

Please notice I opened Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING, today. Maybe you'll find something to add there too.
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Post by msfry » May 10th, 2021, 1:33 pm

Babes is PL OK. Thanks for a very cute story, and a truthful one, which captures my frustration with mosquitoes completely, and I have had experience with gnats, fruit flies, roaches and horse flies. My remedy -- Windex. It kills the little ones dead in seconds, the larger ones in a minute or two. I keep a big bottle on hand to refill my sprayer bottles. It is fun to watch them frantically washing their faces until they give up and DIE!!!!!
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Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by msfry » May 12th, 2021, 8:50 pm

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Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by msfry » May 13th, 2021, 5:06 pm

Well, Kevin, you're the only one around that I can pick on to PL my story. When/if you get time, I'd appreciate it. And I have another one coming.
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Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by Frankely728 » May 13th, 2021, 7:20 pm

Hi, I'm new here and passed my 1-minute test. I would like to contribute but everything I see on Gutenberg for wilderness is quite long and I see you've specified 15 minutes. Does that mean read just a part of it? Thanks Laurie

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Post by msfry » May 13th, 2021, 7:39 pm

Frankely728 wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Hi, I'm new here and passed my 1-minute test. I would like to contribute but everything I see on Gutenberg for wilderness is quite long and I see you've specified 15 minutes. Does that mean read just a part of it? Thanks Laurie
Hi, Laurie, and welcome to Librivox. Yes, you can do excerpts, so long as you so state, and so long as the excerpt can stand on its own as a story. Many books have chapters that can stand alone, like mine already cited in this project, from Adventures in the Wilderness, or, Camp-life in the Adirondacks. You are welcome to choose material from books other people are reading from as well.

Be sure you don't read a story another reader has already contributed to the project (see the Magic Window on Page 1), but if you do, it can always be offered to another short story project. Nothing is wasted.
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Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by msfry » May 13th, 2021, 8:30 pm

Another one from Adventures in the Wilderness by H. H. Murray

The Nameless Creek

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_namelesscreek_mtf_128kb.mp3 16:25
https://archive.org/details/adventuresinwild00inmurr/page/65/
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Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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