[Short Stories] The Stolen Bacillus by HG Wells-ans

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Post by Elizabby » June 3rd, 2019, 4:42 pm

The Stolen Bacillus and other stories by H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946).

A collection of 15 humorous short stories by the original master of speculative fiction: H. G. Wells. This was the first collection of short stories published by the author and contains a mixture of fantasy, science-fiction, and comedy! (Summary by Beth Thomas)
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      [*] Project Code: CHUPhN3V

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (H. G. Wells) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stolen_Bacillus_and_Other_Incidents
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 15
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1895
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silverquill
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Post by silverquill » June 3rd, 2019, 10:46 pm

Need a DPL?

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Post by Elizabby » June 4th, 2019, 12:29 am

Sure, if you have time! I'll PL yours if you want to read a story - no MW as yet.

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Post by annise » June 4th, 2019, 6:24 am

one MW coming up

Anne

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Post by pnagami » June 4th, 2019, 7:37 am

Hi doc,

May I please read Section 1?

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Elizabby » June 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Sure! I think you’ll find it amusing!

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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2019, 7:56 am

Hi Doc,

Here is Chapter 1:

16:24

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/stolenbacillus_01_wells_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Elizabby » June 5th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Brilliant work! You’ve done your recording before I’ve even finished filling out the MW!

I’ve been having some internet connection issues, so I hope to get this all done in the next two days or so.

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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2019, 2:57 pm

Thanks, Elizabby!
I hope your internet issues resolve soon!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Elizabby » June 5th, 2019, 6:13 pm

Chapter 1 is PL OK! Thanks Dr P. Nagami! Do you plan to read any more stories from this collection? I'm nearly finished with the MW...

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Post by pnagami » June 5th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Thank you, Doc!

Nope. That will do it for me.

Very good story!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by Elizabby » June 5th, 2019, 6:22 pm

OK, MW is filled out and we are ready for the Short Works forum! Thanks, Anne!

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Post by whitejamest » June 7th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Hi, I'd like to read section 4, "Triumphs of a Taxidermist", if I may.

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Post by Elizabby » June 7th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Sure, that’s a good choice for your first reading! Please do your 1 minute test first, and make sure your settings are correct. Link is in your welcome email or in the Wiki at the top of the page.

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Post by narratedbyrandall » June 7th, 2019, 5:49 pm

I would like to read Section 2, "The Flowering of The Strange Orchid". Please review my 1 minute test also. Narration by "Lauren Randall".
- Lauren

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