COMPLETE: The Story of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey - jo

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Post by silverquill » September 23rd, 2018, 10:35 am

The Story of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 - 1949).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/the-story-of-solomon-owl-by-arthur-scott-bailey/

Arthur Scott Bailey, a native of the state of Vermont, wrote over forty children's books using a variety of animals, birds and even insects to entertain. The Tale of Solomon Owl is one of 16 stories of his Tuck-Me-In Tales series. ( Larry Wilson)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16663
      NOTE: Some errors have been discovered in this Gutenberg version. So, please read from the following scanned copy from Archive: https://archive.org/details/talesolomonowl00bailgoog
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Post by silverquill » September 23rd, 2018, 10:37 am

One Bailey completed today, another nearly fully claimed, so time to launch another.

jenniferrd has offered to serve as DPL :clap:

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 23rd, 2018, 10:53 am

All set, Larry. :)
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Post by silverquill » September 23rd, 2018, 11:31 am

That was fast! And we're off :D

The last one was done in less than a month.
This one has a chapter on Hallowe'en, so it would be great to get this one completed by then. :D

All readers welcome!

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Post by Nedge » September 23rd, 2018, 2:06 pm

May I have 8, 9, and 10, because I'm a sucker for holidays?

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Post by jenniferrd » September 23rd, 2018, 2:11 pm

Checking in for DPL duty! And I will take Chapters 1 and 17 please.
I have had a lot of real life work the last few weeks. Please bear with me as I may take a little longer to PL or respond. I'll still get to everything as soon as possible. :D

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Post by silverquill » September 23rd, 2018, 4:55 pm

Nedge wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 2:06 pm
May I have 8, 9, and 10, because I'm a sucker for holidays?

Nan
Thank you, Nan!

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Post by silverquill » September 23rd, 2018, 4:55 pm

jenniferrd wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 2:11 pm
Checking in for DPL duty! And I will take Chapters 1 and 17 please.
Ah, so good to have you again!

You've got those sections, and I'll PL for you.

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Post by GregGiordano » September 23rd, 2018, 9:09 pm

May I claim Sections 2, 3 and 4?

Thank you!

Greg

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Post by silverquill » September 23rd, 2018, 9:58 pm

GregGiordano wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 9:09 pm
May I claim Sections 2, 3 and 4?

Thank you!

Greg
Aha! Yes you may :D

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Post by GregGiordano » September 23rd, 2018, 10:14 pm

silverquill wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 9:58 pm
GregGiordano wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 9:09 pm
May I claim Sections 2, 3 and 4?

Thank you!

Greg
Aha! Yes you may :D
Thanks, Larry!

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Post by jenniferrd » September 25th, 2018, 8:36 am

:help: :help:

Larry, I've come across a problem with the text. I noticed that some of it wasn't making sense, and it's not. I found Google has scanned in the original text and there missing parts of sentences. It appears when the page went from one page to another, most of those sentences are missing. It definitely happened on Chapter 1 and I checked it again Chapter 2 and the same thing is happening, however Google doesn't have the entire text entered. I was able to find an audio book version with text on Youtube, and when I did Chapter 17, it was fine.
https://books.google.com/books?id=zw9bPHa6DGQC&pg=PA1&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false


Here is where I figured it out on the first chapter:

This is what Gutenberg text has:
During the day, however, Solomon Owl he was quiet about it.

And this is what the scanned Google text has (which makes so much more sense):
During the day, however, Solomon owl seldom had anything to say - or if he had, he was quite about it.

And later on in this chapter:

This is what Gutenberg text has:
So, on the whole, Farmer Green did not wood-lot.

And this is what the scanned Google text has (which makes so much more sense):
So, on the whole, Farmer Green did not object to Solomon Owl's living in the wood-lot.

Here are my two chapters:

Chapter 1: Scarring Johnny Green
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/solomonowl_01_bailey_128kb.mp3
03:40

Chapter 17: Cousin Simon Screecher
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/solomonowl_17_bailey_128kb.mp3
03:17
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Post by AliceH » September 25th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Hi folks

Can I do 5-7 please.

I really like these books, very fun.

I noticed the issue with the text that someone else pointed out but it doesn't seem to affect my chapters.

Cheers, Alice

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 25th, 2018, 6:53 pm

Larry,

There are two scans of this book available on archive.org.

https://archive.org/details/talesolomonowl00bailgoog

https://archive.org/details/taleofsolomonowl00bail

In view of the above comments, it might be better to change the text link to one of these.
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Post by Nedge » September 26th, 2018, 10:13 am

Nan Dodge

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