[Humor] Stories from the Trenches - lny

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Post by adr6090 » July 19th, 2020, 3:58 pm

Stories from the Trenches: Funny Tales the Soldiers Tell by Carleton Case (1857 - ?).

Carleton B. Case is well known for wit and humor, as the title of the book leads one to believe this book will follow suit. This book is in the public domain in the U.S. according to bibrec. (April6090)
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Post by KevinS » July 19th, 2020, 4:20 pm

I would be most pleased to serve as DPL.
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Post by adr6090 » July 19th, 2020, 4:23 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 4:20 pm
I would be most pleased to serve as DPL.
Why thank you, accepted.
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Post by linny » July 20th, 2020, 7:28 am

I can MC this for you.
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Post by linny » July 20th, 2020, 7:46 am

Ok, you should be set now. I did a bit of clean up to the database and the posting.
I revised the title to match the book cover.
I revised the text link to be the main PG page. That's the one we need to link to. Readers may then select how they was to display the text.
I added a genre - Humorous Fiction
I updated the intro/endings based on the change of title.
I shortened the file name.

Let me know if you have any questions about my changes.
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Post by adr6090 » July 20th, 2020, 1:47 pm

linny wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 7:46 am
Ok, you should be set now. I did a bit of clean up to the database and the posting.
I revised the title to match the book cover.
I revised the text link to be the main PG page. That's the one we need to link to. Readers may then select how they was to display the text.
I added a genre - Humorous Fiction
I updated the intro/endings based on the change of title.
I shortened the file name.

Let me know if you have any questions about my changes.
Thank you!! The changes you have made do seem good other than your giving it the genre of
humorous fiction.
I do beleive these are humouros non fiction stories told by the sodiers who lived them.
Am I positive of that? Basing my statement on the titles of the chapters & having read a.small amoumt of select chaptets. I plan on putting the chapters in within a few hours. Please take a peek and let me know your thoughts?
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Post by linny » July 20th, 2020, 1:52 pm

I'm sorry about that. Non-fiction Humor it is. :D
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Post by adr6090 » July 20th, 2020, 3:20 pm

linny wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 1:52 pm
I'm sorry about that. Non-fiction Humor it is. :D
Thank you. Getting the chapters in the mw now. :clap:

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Post by julianpratley » July 20th, 2020, 3:45 pm

I’d like section 3 (trench superstitions) please
“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

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Post by adr6090 » July 20th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Linny,
Okay perusing the actual story to get title names is now finished. Out of politeness to the reader I also was going to post the word count for each section.
I came across a titled small paragraph that is not among the listed titles for book sections so now what? I will post the first one below:

FOUR TO THE GOOD
In times of peace Smith might have been an author who had drifted into some useful occupation, such as that of a blacksmith, but just now he is cook to the Blankshire officers’ mess. Smith sent Murphy into the village to bring home some chickens ordered for the mess.

“Murphy,” said Smith, the next day, “when you fetch me chickens again, see that they are fastened up properly. That lot you fetched yesterday all got loose, and though I scoured the village I only managed to secure ten of them.”

“’Sh!” said Murphy. “I only brought six.”

Thrown off my game is how I feel here, Now I am just not certain, please do share your thoughts with me on this? Do I post for the reader to read the paragraphs as they are before the next section/chapter.
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Post by adr6090 » July 20th, 2020, 4:03 pm

julianpratley wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 3:45 pm
I’d like section 3 (trench superstitions) please
All yours Julian, thank you for claiming.
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Post by adr6090 » July 20th, 2020, 5:19 pm

Linny,
Yes I did inadvertently clog up the screen. Sorry.
I was attempting to change the date of death from the 0 to a question mark. Please make that change for me as my attempt was not a valid one.
Thank you,
April

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Post by linny » July 20th, 2020, 5:30 pm

Done. For the future it’s the pencil tool.
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Post by KevinS » July 20th, 2020, 5:32 pm

If I might suggest something, I would say let me record the short bits and one-liners not in the table of contents and we could put them all in one section at the end called 'Miscellaneous' (or some such thing.)
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Post by alanmapstone » July 20th, 2020, 5:33 pm

Section 19 please.
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