[COMPLETE] Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford - tg

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Post by iBeScotty » July 8th, 2018, 12:23 pm

Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford (1868 - 1946).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/shorty-mccabe-by-sewell-ford/
Yes, it's been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only thing I knew how to do, trainin' comers to go against the champs. It ain't like pullin' down your sixty per cent of the gate receipts, but there's worse payin' jobs.

Course, there's times when I finds myself up against it. It was durin' one of them squeezes, not so long ago, that I gets mixed up with Leonidas Dodge, and all that foolishness. Ah, it wa'n't anything worth wastin' breath over. You would? Honest? Well, it won't take long, I guess. (Sewell Ford)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22249
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Post by TriciaG » July 8th, 2018, 5:13 pm

The intro sounds like such fun! Be back in a bit with the MW.

EDIT: All set!
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

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Post by HZFerr » July 8th, 2018, 5:22 pm

I be back also as your DPL, if it is ok with you. :D
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by iBeScotty » July 8th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Heck Yes! Thank you both! I shall post up the first chapter in a minute. :D
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Post by HZFerr » July 8th, 2018, 9:44 pm

sect 1
PL OK :D
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by TriciaG » July 9th, 2018, 7:12 am

Moved to Going Solo. :)
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

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Post by iBeScotty » July 9th, 2018, 2:37 pm

Thank you both! :thumbs:

Chapter 2 is now up. (There's no place like home!)
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Post by HZFerr » July 10th, 2018, 6:01 pm

sect 2
PL OK
:clap: Cute intro.
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by iBeScotty » July 10th, 2018, 8:50 pm

Thank you! Chapter 3 now available in the MW. (Shorty makes me laugh...I never chuckled so much in editing)
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Post by iBeScotty » July 11th, 2018, 4:33 pm

Chapter 4 up there now too. Unfortunately my AC is on most of the time now combating triple digits, raising the noise floor some but seems to be still not far off my target noise level so I didn't bother massaging the file any (my bumbling paws would likely mess up the sound). Also, I hope this reading sounds coherent as for some reason this file needed about 3-4 times the usual number of punch-ins--maybe recording in the sweat lodge is starting to get to me.

I have never read a Shorty McCabe book before and just reading this one as I go, it seems the chapters are fairly episodic. I wonder if they will tie in later?
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Post by HZFerr » July 12th, 2018, 3:26 pm

sect 3 & 4

PL OK

I'm loving it...reminiscent of Archie Goodwin. :wink:
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by iBeScotty » July 12th, 2018, 5:44 pm

Thank you, Helen! I just uploaded chapters 5 and 6, maybe my favorite so far, for some reason (what guys won't do to impress girls! Sheesh!) :D
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Post by iBeScotty » July 13th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Just uploaded chapters 7-10. Enjoying this! :D
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Post by HZFerr » July 13th, 2018, 11:19 pm

Sect 5 & 6
PL OK

I have no idea where all this is going, but I love the ride!
Last edited by HZFerr on July 15th, 2018, 4:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by iBeScotty » July 14th, 2018, 11:21 am

:D
Thank you!

Uploaded chapters 11, 12 and 13.

I think I can see where it might be going now, but'll neither confirm nor deny peeking at the last page. :wink:
Scotty

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