[FOLKLORE] Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country, by William Charles Griggs -jo

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Post by silverquill » July 23rd, 2019, 7:57 am

Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country by William Charles Griggs (1867 - 1919).

The following stories have been taken from the great[v] mass of unwritten lore that is to the black-eyed, brown-skinned boys and girls of the Shan mountain country of Burma what "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Cinderella" are to our own children.

The old saw as to the songs and laws of a country may or may not be true. I feel confident, however, that stories such as these, being as they are purely native, with as little admixture of Western ideas as it was possible to give them in dressing them in their garment of English words, will give a better insight into what the native of Burma really is, his modes of thought and ways of looking at and measuring things, than a treatise thrice as long and representing infinitely more literary merit than will be found in these little tales; and at the same time I hope they will be found to the average reader, at least, more interesting. -- from the author's introduction ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by pattymarie » July 23rd, 2019, 1:21 pm

I'd love to dpl these, Larry.
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Post by silverquill » July 23rd, 2019, 9:40 pm

pattymarie wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 1:21 pm
I'd love to dpl these, Larry.
Oh, that would be wonderful. :9:
Only ten sections, but it may move slow. We'll see.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 23rd, 2019, 9:40 pm

Hi Larry,

I'll set this up for you. MW will be available shortly.

Jo

ETA: I haven't looked at the text to see how long these stories are - where should this thread go - Readers Wanted Books or Readers Wanted Short Works?
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Post by silverquill » July 23rd, 2019, 9:59 pm

Thanks for setting us up, Jo!

Looks as if a lot of the stories will be in the 30-40 min range, which is one of the reasons I've been putting off doing this one. But, I thought we could find nine interested readers.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 24th, 2019, 6:55 am

OK. Readers Wanted will work in that case. Moving us now. :)
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Post by Anitazz » July 24th, 2019, 7:47 am

Hi! I'd like to claim section 7, please.
Thanks!
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Post by silverquill » July 24th, 2019, 9:19 am

Anitazz wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 7:47 am
Hi! I'd like to claim section 7, please.
Thanks!
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Glad to have you also read a section! :)

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Post by Anitazz » July 28th, 2019, 1:46 pm

silverquill wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 9:19 am
Anitazz wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 7:47 am
Hi! I'd like to claim section 7, please.
Thanks!
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Glad to have you also read a section! :)
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Uploaded Chapter 7:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shanfolklore_07_grigg_128kb.mp3 (10:26)

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Post by silverquill » July 28th, 2019, 1:55 pm

Anitazz wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 1:46 pm

Uploaded Chapter 7:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shanfolklore_07_grigg_128kb.mp3 (10:26)

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Thank you for our first recorded section! :)

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Post by Kalamareader » July 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Hi Jo,

May I have section 8 please?

Thanks,

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 30th, 2019, 8:03 pm

Hi Wayne,

Larry, our BC will assign that for you. :)

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Post by silverquill » July 30th, 2019, 9:39 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Hi Jo,

May I have section 8 please?

Thanks,

Wayne
Chapter 8 is yours!

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Post by Kalamareader » July 31st, 2019, 10:40 am

Jo,

Thanks, this was fun and interesting.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shanfolklore_08_griggs_128kb.mp3

Time: 12:56

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Post by silverquill » July 31st, 2019, 10:19 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 10:40 am
Jo,

Thanks, this was fun and interesting.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shanfolklore_08_griggs_128kb.mp3

Time: 12:56

Wayne
Thanks so much!
In the MW Ready for PL

Feel free to do another story if you wish. :D

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