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Post by m8b1 » September 4th, 2019, 2:36 pm

Uncollected Short Stories of L.M. Montgomery by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942).

A compilation of 80 short stories by the author of "Anne of Green Gables" that were not previously published in a book or in one of Project Gutenberg's short stories collections for this author. The subjects range from children's stories, to romance, humor and ghost stories. These short stories were published in various magazines from the years 1896 to 1924.
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Post by m8b1 » September 4th, 2019, 2:44 pm

A couple of notes.

None of these stories are in the PG Short story collections for this author that we have here on Librivox. A handful (probably less than 5) have been recorded by readers for our various short story collections. I chose to include them even though they have been recorded.

Some of the stories may sound familiar, as a few were later adapted as chapters of, or in the case of "Una of the Garden" into an entire novel. Una was a serialized story that was later turned into "Kilmeny of the Orchard". The first version is about half the length of Kilmeny. I decided to include it as it is a different text.

And last, but not least, at this time please do not claim the last section, section 90. This is being reserved for a story that will fall into the public domain on January 1, 2020. It will be added and linked on that date, but not before. :-) As optimistic as I may be that this may be a popular collection, I find it unlikely that it will be completed before January 1st, so I feel safe in saving a spot for it. :mrgreen:

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Post by KevinS » September 4th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Would it be selfish to claim two Christmas stories?

Probably.

That being the case, I'll just ask for 20 and 33, please.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by m8b1 » September 4th, 2019, 3:01 pm

I don't mind if you claim both Christmas stories, Kevin. Let me know if you want the other one! :-)

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Post by KevinS » September 4th, 2019, 3:46 pm

m8b1 wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 3:01 pm
I don't mind if you claim both Christmas stories, Kevin. Let me know if you want the other one! :-)
I'll do these first and then take a turkey story if they haven't been claimed.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by KevinS » September 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm

"E agora, José?"

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Post by m8b1 » September 5th, 2019, 7:42 am

Thank you, Kevin.

There are two minor PL notes - one of which is my fault.
In the intro you say "Uncollected Short Works" it should be "Short Stories".
The in the outro, which is completely my fault - I forgot to change it in the template - it should be end of Section #, not end of Chapter.

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Post by KevinS » September 5th, 2019, 9:08 am

m8b1 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 7:42 am
Thank you, Kevin.

There are two minor PL notes - one of which is my fault.
In the intro you say "Uncollected Short Works" it should be "Short Stories".
The in the outro, which is completely my fault - I forgot to change it in the template - it should be end of Section #, not end of Chapter.
Easy to repair!

And I won't make the same errors in my next few recordings, I promise.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by Elizabby » September 5th, 2019, 5:33 pm

I love LM Montgomery! I'd like to start with Sections 2, 12, 13 and 15 please.

EDIT: And 56-60, Una of the Garden. Does anyone know how to pronounce "Una" as it would be in Canada?

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Post by m8b1 » September 6th, 2019, 5:52 am

Hi Beth,

All yours ~ thank you!

As for Una, I have always pronounced it Oo-na, but I am not Canadian, so I can't speak for that. :-) Looking for the pronunciation online, the way I say it seems to be the general way. https://forvo.com/word/una/#es (Though I did find one that pronounced it U-na.)

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Post by m8b1 » September 6th, 2019, 10:49 am

Over to Readers Wanted.....

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Post by sparky0506 » September 7th, 2019, 7:36 am

Hi, I would like to claim "Uncollected Short Stories of L.M. Montgomery by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942). Section 14. Sparky 0506

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Post by m8b1 » September 7th, 2019, 9:03 am

Hi Sparky,

Welcome to Librivox! Section 14 is all yours! Please read the first post of this thread carefully.

Please let me know what name you would like to use for your catalog page. It can be your forum name, real name, or a pseudonym, whatever you prefer!

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Post by silverquill » September 7th, 2019, 10:23 pm

Well, I wasn't . . . . . but, how can I not ask for Section 5?

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Post by red8621 » September 8th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Hello there!

I would like to take Section 39: The Story of A Pumpkin Pie.
I am new here, and my first sample recording was the first paragraph or a little less of it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/The_Story_of_Pumpkin_Pie.mp3

Please let me know if that works, and I would like to go under the Pseudonym of McRed.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Regards,
McRed

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