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Post Posted:: May 11th, 2017, 12:00 pm 

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The Sorcery Club by Elliott O'Donnell (1872 - 1965).



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Leon Hamar and his friends were out-of-work and starving in San Francisco after the firm they worked for went out of business. Leon acquired a strange book and some cash in a trade for his watch-chain, one of his last posessions. He hated books and had no intention of reading the thing, but of course did, and discovered that it told the tale of Atlantis and the society of sorcerers who inhabited it. It not only told the story, but also gave specific instructions for initiation into the black arts. The friends decided they had little to lose and perhaps much to gain, even survival, if they underwent the tests and initiation into the ancient Atlantean black arts. What followed was not, perhaps, what they expected. ( Don W. Jenkins)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14317
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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Elliott O'Donnell) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_O'Donnell

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    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 29
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    • Original publication date (if known): 1912
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: fantasy, San Francisco, supernatural, Atlantis, sorcery


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Post Posted:: May 11th, 2017, 12:01 pm 

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Dawn Larsen, Bead Crazy Dawn, will be the DPL for this project.

Thanks,
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Post Posted:: May 11th, 2017, 2:14 pm 
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Hi Don,

I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!

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Post Posted:: May 11th, 2017, 2:17 pm 
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OK, your MW is ready, and Dawn is in as DPL. Have fun!

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Post Posted:: May 11th, 2017, 4:02 pm 

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Woo hoo here I am.

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Post Posted:: May 12th, 2017, 8:31 pm 
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Moving on to Going Solo!

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Post Posted:: May 31st, 2017, 5:35 pm 

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OOOPS!

I must have gotten distracted halfway through.

Section 01:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_01_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Section 02:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_02_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Chapter 02 is a little tedious due to all his "footnotes," but that should stop, I hope. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? (The Shadow knows! Ha, Ha, Ha!) I don't think this sorcery is going to come to any good, any more than in Brood of the Witch Queen.

Don


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Post Posted:: June 1st, 2017, 6:23 am 

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Yippee got the notice. Dawn :clap:

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Post Posted:: June 3rd, 2017, 8:33 pm 

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Hey Don, think you forgot to edit before you uploaded. Not as loud as usual and four missed edits in three minutes. Will wait if that's okay with you, so I can listen in order.

My God son graduated from high school today. Valedictorian with two others. Is off to college in the fall to study Atmospheric Sciences in North Dakota. He loves weather and started his first weather website when he was six or seven.

Dawn :clap:

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Post Posted:: June 3rd, 2017, 9:03 pm 

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Geez whilikers! What's wrong with me. Blame age. That must be it. I'll fix it and try again.

Don :oops:


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Post Posted:: June 8th, 2017, 11:38 am 

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Section 01:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_01_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Section 02:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_02_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Try it again. Again, sorry about the tedium of O'Donnell's footnotes in that part of Section 02. The trouble is, he was genuinely interested in this stuff in real life, so he thinks readers of a fictional story will be interested, too. Only include what is essential to the story.

Don :wink:


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Post Posted:: June 8th, 2017, 7:04 pm 

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Sections 1 and 2 are PL Okay. :clap:

Leon should do well with the sorcery. He's already greedy and selfish and lies. If my friends were hungry I would see that they got food even if I was nearly broke. Have in the past. Now he will look them up because he needs their help.

Strange to hear witchcraft and sorcery is illegal and can send a publisher to prison. Now you can get books readily available at any book store. The Salem witch trials were not so long ago I guess. Europe must be about on par with us I imagine.

I laughed about the priests becoming more popular than the spirits themselves. Yep. I see on tv the preachers with big stages. They do giant productions. People go there less for God and more for the entertainment and the feel good message for the week.

Dawn :9:

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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 10:57 am 

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Chapter 03:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_03_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Chapter 04:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_04_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Ugh! We had a cat once that got poisoned and made it home to die horribly on the floor of my closet. People and coyotes: good reasons to keep your cats indoors. I find it a little ironic that Kelson and Curtis were already practicing their lying when they told Hamar they hadn't stolen anything before. I'm a little bemused by O'Donnell's geography of San Francisco. San Francisco proper is not a very big place, confined as it is by the end of the peninsula it sits on. First of all, as far as I can tell, there is no 115th St., nor is there a 126th St. If there were they would be far down the peninsula in another city. There would certainly be no way Hamar could see something on Van Ness, which is in the middle of town. And there would be little chance of walking that far. Anyway, the sorcery proceeds apace in this fantasy SF.

Don :)


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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2017, 2:19 am 

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Sections 3 and 4 are PL OKAY. :clap:

I would not know SF at all. I have read some fiction that took place in Minneapolis. The author lived there so everything was correct. It's great fun to read books that take place somewhere you know well.
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Post Posted:: July 26th, 2017, 7:24 pm 

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Chapter 05:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_05_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Chapter 06:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/sorceryclub_06_odonnell_128kb.mp3

Call the SPCA, someone! Shades of the Garden of Eden, with the tree and fruit. Our lisping power of darkness loses me a little bit when he uses phrases like "and so on," and "etc." Sounds like the King of Siam.

My oldest son's girlfriend works for the San Francisco SPCA facilitating adoptions. There has been an influx of dogs rescued from the illegal meat trade in Korea and Thailand that have been flown to Humane Societies and SPCA, as well as other shelters. I don't know who is funding the rescues, but I say, good on 'em. I keep trying to convince my wife we need to adopt a dog, but no go yet. She'd probably go for a papillon, but I think it would have to be bigger than my cat, who weighs about 20 pounds.

Don :?


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