(Short Stories) Strictly Business by O. Henry - m8b1

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Post by Sciguyvoice » August 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry (1862 - 1910).


O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. Indeed, O. Henry is often credited with defining the short story as a literary art form. STRICTLY BUSINESS, More Stories of the Four Million, is a collection of twenty-three short stories that was first published in 1908. The setting is New York City in the first decade of the 1900’s (the Four Million in the subtitle is a reference to the population of the city at that time as well as to the title of an earlier collection of his short stories). You will meet a wide variety of characters from all walks of life who are trying to make a living via honest (and sometimes dishonest) means. Personal interactions and business transactions abound, but sometimes there is a twist. But don’t take it personally if you get fooled, after all it is Strictly Business. ( Warren Kati)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2141
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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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):
    • "Chapter [number] of STRICTLY BUSINESS, More Stories of the Four Million. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "STRICTLY BUSINESS, More Stories of the Four Million, by O. Henry. [Chapter]"


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Post by m8b1 » August 13th, 2019, 1:04 pm

I'll MC for you. Be right back with the MW!

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Post by m8b1 » August 13th, 2019, 1:12 pm

The MW is ready. I have shortened the file name a bit to a more manageable length. :-)

We will stay here for a bit to see if we can find a DPL!

Have fun!

Sciguyvoice
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Post by Sciguyvoice » August 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm

M8b1,

Thank you for volunteering to MC and for shortening the file name. Much appreciated. I will add the story titles this weekend.

Cheers,

Warren

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Post by HZFerr » August 14th, 2019, 12:35 pm

Hi Maria & Warren,
I love O. Henry :9:
May I be the DPL for this project?
Helen-

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by Sciguyvoice » August 14th, 2019, 6:09 pm

Hi Helen,

Thanks for volunteering to be DPL. We would love to have you. Welcome! I hope to submit the first story to you by the end of this weekend.

Cheers,

Warren

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Post by m8b1 » August 15th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Moving over to Going Solo!

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Post by HZFerr » August 16th, 2019, 12:04 pm

TY Warren :D
Helen-

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

Sciguyvoice
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Post by Sciguyvoice » August 18th, 2019, 9:07 am

Hi Helen,

The first story has been uploaded and ready for PL.

Thanks,

Warren

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Post by HZFerr » August 20th, 2019, 8:15 pm

sect 1
PL OK

Wonderful! Just wonderful! :clap:
Helen-

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
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Post by Sciguyvoice » August 21st, 2019, 5:21 am

Helen,

Thank you for the prompt PL!

Warren

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Post by Sciguyvoice » Today, 10:39 am

Helen,

Story 2 is ready for PL at your convenience.

Thanks,

Warren

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