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Post Posted:: March 20th, 2017, 7:30 am 
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Elsie Venner by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809 - 1894).

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Bernard Langdon is close to earning his degree in medicine when his family finds itself in financial difficulties, forcing Langdon to interrupt his studies for a time in order to earn money with which to fund the rest of his degree. He therefore leaves Boston in order to teach at a school in a village in the area. One of his students is Elsie Venner, a seventeen year-old girl, who is avoided by her peers and keeps apart. Somehow, Elsie exerts a great fascination on Langdon, as there is something distinctly different about her with her strangeness and quick temper.

Elsie Venner is one of Oliver Wendell Holmes' "medicated novels", in which he explores a medical condition of a character. Holmes was teaching at Harvard Medical School when this book was published, and he chose to let a professor of medicine narrate the story. Elsie Venner is notable for its strong Boston local colour, being at the same time the book in which Holmes coined the term "Boston Brahmin". ( Carolin)


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    6. Some longer chapters had to be split into two parts. Please find the chapter divisions in the following post!
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Post Posted:: March 20th, 2017, 7:46 am 
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Please find below the chapter divisions of the longest chapters

Chapter VII The Event of the Season

part 1
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The Doctor knew the difference between what men say and what they mean as well as most people. When he was listening to common talk, he was in the habit of looking over his spectacles; if he lifted his head so as to look through them at the person talking, he was busier with that person’s thoughts than with his words.

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Jefferson Buck was not bold enough to confront the Doctor with Miss Susy’s question, for he did not look as if he were in the mood to answer queries put by curious young people. His eyes were fixed steadily on the dark girl, every movement of whom he seemed to follow.

Chapter XXI The Widow Rowen gives a Tea-Party

part 1
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She felt proud of her feat; but as to the triumph of getting Dudley Venner to come out for a visit to Hyacinth Cottage, she was surprised and almost frightened at her own success. So much might depend on the impressions of that evening!

part 2
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The next thing was to be sure that everybody should be in the right place at the tea-table, and this the Widow thought she could manage by a few words to the older guests and a little shuffling about and shifting when they got to the table.

Chapter XXV The Perilous Hour

part 1
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The sadness of Mr. Bernard had sunk into the heart of Helen, and she mingled many tears with her prayers that evening, earnestly entreating that he might be comforted in his days of trial and protected in his hour of danger.

part 2
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Mr. Bernard stayed in his room a short time before setting out for his evening walk. His eye fell upon the Bible his mother had given him when he left home, and he opened it in the New Testament at a venture.

Chapter XXVIII The Secret is Whispered

part 1
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“No,” she said, “there is nothing wrong, such as you are thinking of; I am not dying. You may send for the Doctor; perhaps he can take the pain from my head. That is all I want him to do. There is no use in the pain, that I know of; if he can stop it, let him.”

part 2
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So they sent for the old Doctor. It was not long before the solid trot of Caustic, the old bay horse, and the crashing of the gravel under the wheels, gave notice that the physician was driving up the avenue.

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Post Posted:: March 20th, 2017, 8:08 am 
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this project is now ready to go! i stumbled over this text as it was mentioned in a book as being unmissable in any proper library, and so it needs to be added to the librivox library as well :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!

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Post Posted:: March 20th, 2017, 9:20 am 

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May I start us off with 0 and 1.

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Post Posted:: March 20th, 2017, 11:34 pm 
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Thank you so much, betty :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: March 21st, 2017, 6:39 am 
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this is moving out to readers wanted!

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Post Posted:: April 1st, 2017, 6:24 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/elsievenner_00_holmes_128kb.mp3 8:32

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Post Posted:: April 1st, 2017, 6:27 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/elsievenner_01_holmes_128kb.mp3

Time 10:26

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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2017, 1:20 am 
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Thank you betty :D

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Post Posted:: April 3rd, 2017, 1:01 pm 

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Carolin, Can I PL chapters 0 and 1?
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Post Posted:: April 3rd, 2017, 10:40 pm 
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That would be really helpful, thank you cheryl!

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Post Posted:: April 4th, 2017, 8:25 am 

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Section 0 and section 1 PL ok
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Post Posted:: April 4th, 2017, 9:30 am 
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thank you cheryl :D

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Post Posted:: April 26th, 2017, 8:30 pm 

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Hi,
May I take 4?


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Post Posted:: April 27th, 2017, 12:34 am 
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Hi and welcome to Librivox!

You are welcome to read that chapter. To be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to your personal website or blog.

Please also complete the test recording before getting started! Thank you! :)

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