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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2020, 12:50 pm

Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by mightyfelix » June 17th, 2020, 3:03 pm

In the MW, thanks!

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Post by soupy » June 17th, 2020, 3:53 pm

The Bride comes to Yellow Sky was a strange story Tricia :D

PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2020, 3:55 pm

Yeah, a bit. I didn't read through it very much before claiming and recording it; about all I knew is that it was set in the West. :lol:
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by mightyfelix » June 19th, 2020, 5:03 pm

Section 17 (Q) is ready for PL. The text is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17214

(I didn't preread it and had no idea it would turn out to be such a tearjerker. I had to stop and compose myself a few times.) :cry:

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Post by soupy » June 19th, 2020, 6:17 pm

Thanks for the sentimental story Devorah Allen :D

PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Kalamareader » June 21st, 2020, 8:50 pm

Hi Devorah,

May I claim "G" with Gouverneur Morris of Constitutional Convention fame?

I can get to it in a couple of days.

Thanks,

Wayne
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Post by mightyfelix » June 21st, 2020, 9:15 pm

That sounds like an interesting topic. Do you already have a text picked out?

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Post by Kalamareader » June 22nd, 2020, 12:04 am

Yes.

It’s from Hero Tales from American History by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge.

Wayne :D
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Post by TheodenHumphrey » June 22nd, 2020, 1:46 pm

Here's the fixed version of Revolt of the Oyster. Sorry it took me so long to get to this!

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/atozed002_15_various_128kb.mp3

29:35

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/51917/51917-h/51917-h.htm#link2H_4_0001

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Post by soupy » June 22nd, 2020, 2:10 pm

Nice correction Theoden PLOK :thumbs:

The Oyster is now okay and humankind is safe too :D

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Post by mightyfelix » June 22nd, 2020, 6:57 pm

I am opening up the letter E, as the reader who claimed it has not yet completed a one-minute test.

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Post by Kalamareader » June 23rd, 2020, 10:52 am

I do have one question. At the begging of the piece, there is a Latin 'poem'. I don't speak Latin and I can't find a good translation. Should I just skip it and go on?

Thanks,

Wayne
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Post by Kalamareader » June 23rd, 2020, 1:03 pm

Devorah,
I had a chance to record this now, so I kind of made an executive decision. I recorded it without the Latin at the beginning. If you want me to, I can do it somehow. :?:

So here it is: Gouverneur Morris. Paris. August 10, 1792

Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1864

URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/atozed002_07_various_128kb.mp3

Time: 12:05

Wayne
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Food may be the best fuel for the machine, but where life's wheels grate dry, happiness is a good oil. -J. Arthur Thomson

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