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Post by Carolin » March 27th, 2019, 6:17 am

moving us back to readers wanted to see if we can find readers for our orphans!
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Post by growlands » March 29th, 2019, 7:22 am

Hi,

Could I please take section 2? If there are no takers over the next week or so, I'd be happy to take section 6 also.

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Post by growlands » March 31st, 2019, 12:57 pm

Hi,

Just a quick note to any readers out there struggling with some of the poor scanning for these stories. Here's a link to what appears to be a better quality scan of the entire book from The University of Michigan:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015063953932;view=1up;seq=1

Hoping this helps.

Gareth

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Post by MorganLeFay » March 31st, 2019, 9:02 pm

Howdy,

I would love to claim Chapter/Section 6 -- The Major's Commission

Thank you,
Jacqueline

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Post by Carolin » April 1st, 2019, 8:29 am

Thank you both!
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Post by Carolin » April 1st, 2019, 8:33 am

growlands wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 12:57 pm
Hi,

Just a quick note to any readers out there struggling with some of the poor scanning for these stories. Here's a link to what appears to be a better quality scan of the entire book from The University of Michigan:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015063953932;view=1up;seq=1

Hoping this helps.

Gareth
Hi gareth, thanks for that. I didnt inspect each individual page but i looked at a fair amount of scanned pages before setting up the project and i disagree that the scan is poor quality. Apart from the illustrations, there does not seem to be much difference between the two. Please always read from only the text that is linked in the first post of a project thread in order to prevent issues regarding divergent editions and copyright. Thank you!
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Post by growlands » April 1st, 2019, 8:47 am

Hi, Carolin,

I'm so sorry for giving the wrong impression in posting the link. In the version I looked at, there were a number of dubious / illegible words, so i was simply looking for corroboration of what they really were and thought others might find it useful.

Speaking of which, I know it's our policy to read "as is" from the text, but if i find an obvious instance of scanning error, is it OK to change it? I can provide some examples if you'd like?

Gareth

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Post by Carolin » April 1st, 2019, 11:07 am

That depends :) the scans are usually nearly free of errors, as they are basically photographs of carefully typeset books. You might find one or two errors in a whole book, but usually not more. Maybe you looked at the txt version of the text? Thats a computer generated file of letters recognised on the scans, and usually full of errors, to the point of illegibility. Did you look at the latter?
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Post by growlands » April 2nd, 2019, 2:03 pm

Ah, yes, that is exactly what I did, Carolin.

Looking at the original archive.org scan, you're absolutely right, it's a very clean copy. Sorry for the unnecessary linkage!

Gareth

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Post by Carolin » April 3rd, 2019, 10:58 pm

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Post by Carolin » April 11th, 2019, 11:31 pm

Section 9 is pl ok! Well done!
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Post by growlands » April 24th, 2019, 7:33 am

Hi, all,

Just a quick note to say I haven't forgotten you! I'm hoping that I can knock out the chapter by the end of next week, allergies allowing. (I swear I never used to get allergies in the past.)

Thanks for being patient,

Gareth

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Post by Carolin » April 25th, 2019, 11:08 pm

Thank you gareth
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Post by growlands » May 30th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Finally!

Here's a link to Section 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/phantomdeath_02_russell_128kb.mp3

Length: 36:52

Sincere apologies for the extended delay. Between allergies and colds, Spring has not been pleasant in Chicago this year :(

I'm not completely happy with this recording due to the above; for example, the accent came out a bit rougher than intended for the sea captain. And if anyone can suggest a good mike that's not too expensive to pick up, I'd really appreciate it.

Gareth

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Post by Carolin » June 10th, 2019, 10:31 am

Thank you!

I always recommend the Samson gomic. It is a very small device with good quality, costs like 40 dollars.
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