Volunteers outside the USA: Dorothy Canfield Fisher died in 1958. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
MC: MaryAnnSpiegelSickly and sheltered, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann is horrified to hear she must be sent away to live with the "Putney cousins." According to Aunt Harriet, these mysterious relations are cold-hearted and stiff-necked, as well as heavy-handed when it comes to the delegation of children's chores. But what will life at the Putney farm truly have in store for her?
Please read only from the chapter text links in the Magic Window -- scroll down the past the character listings!
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Submit one file per chapter. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
For individual roles: understoodbetsy_role_##.mp3 where ## is the two-digit chapter number. (e.g. understoodbetsy_abigail_01.mp3)
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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of each chapter.
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of each chapter.
Filenames for final edited chapters: understoodbetsy_##_canfieldfisher_128kb.mp3 where ## is the two-digit chapter number. (e.g. understoodbetsy_01_canfieldfisher_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: maryannspiegel
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