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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 11:35 am

The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook (1860 - 1932).

These delightful stories about how natural things began are drawn from the early folk-lore of many cultures. The wonderful explanations of the phenomena of nature given by the native races appeal to the child's wonder about the same phenomena, and he and we are pleased with the imagination involved. These stories gratify our inner child's desire for a fantastic explanation of things we see every day.
Almost all of these stories are under 5 minutes in length and most make a bite-sized way for newer readers to get some practice in recording and editing. But of course anyone is welcome to claim some of these whimsical stories.
NOTE: Some of these stories are a bit longer, maybe 8 to 10 minutes, so please check them out before claiming. Also, some have several parts. Just read the story, saying "part 2" or whatever and move on. ( Phil Chenevert)
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22420
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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: bahzVgDh
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Florence Holbrook) : n/a
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 30
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1902
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

      Keywords that describe the book:

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
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      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of The Book of Nature Myths. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "The Book of Nature Myths, by Florence Holbrook. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
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        "End of The Book of Nature Myths, by Florence Holbrook. "

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Post by spatel2 » October 1st, 2020, 11:44 am

Could I have 2, 3, 4, and 5? Thanks. I'll have them all done tomorrow.
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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 11:54 am

spatel2 wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 11:44 am
Could I have 2, 3, 4, and 5? Thanks. I'll have them all done tomorrow.
Yes you may. And there is no rush but your enthusiasm is great! :D
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Post by alanmapstone » October 1st, 2020, 12:46 pm

May I read 24 31 38? I agree that this is an ideal project for newbies but I will try a few sections 😺
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Post by spatel2 » October 1st, 2020, 12:54 pm

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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 1:37 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 12:46 pm
May I read 24 31 38? I agree that this is an ideal project for newbies but I will try a few sections 😺
You are most welcome to take these. Those 3 are yours. Image
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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 1:41 pm

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Post by Owlivia » October 1st, 2020, 2:02 pm

How Fire was Brought to the Indians, please?

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Post by spatel2 » October 1st, 2020, 2:33 pm

Hi. I noticed that my volume for Section 2 was very low, and I forgot to check it in Checker.

Updated Section 2:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/bookofnaturemyths_02_holbrook_128kb.mp3

Section 3:

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/bookofnaturemyths_03_holbrook_128kb.mp3

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Post by julianpratley » October 1st, 2020, 3:23 pm

Hi Phil, looks like a fun book! I'd love to DPL for you. Could I claim chapter 1 as well?
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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 5:02 pm

Owlivia wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 2:02 pm
How Fire was Brought to the Indians, please?

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All yours Owlivia! :D
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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 5:04 pm

julianpratley wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 3:23 pm
Hi Phil, looks like a fun book! I'd love to DPL for you. Could I claim chapter 1 as well?
Thank you! claim as many as you wish, I will PL for you. :thumbs:
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Post by mleigh » October 1st, 2020, 5:13 pm

Could I read the following two sections for you?

42 The Story of the Picture on the Vase

and

47 The Story of the First Snowdrops


Thanks,

M

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Post by philchenevert » October 1st, 2020, 5:45 pm

mleigh wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 5:13 pm
Could I read the following two sections for you?

42 The Story of the Picture on the Vase

and

47 The Story of the First Snowdrops


Thanks,

M
You may have both of those. Enjoy :thumbs:
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Post by spatel2 » October 1st, 2020, 8:29 pm

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