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Twilight Stories, by Various.

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/twilight-stories-by-various/

A collection of broad-ranging, mostly American stories and poems for children by various authors, including Margaret Sidney, Susan Coolidge, Joaquin Miller, Henry W. Longfellow, and Mrs. Amy Therese Powelson. Each poem or story is followed by an additional short rhyme, drawn from a variety of sources, but not attributed. Topics include history, war, school, everyday life, Fairyland, and more. (Summary by Winnifred Assmann)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/594

Deadline: Please submit your recording within 2 months of placing your claim. If you cannot complete the recording within this time, please post in the thread to relinquish your claim or to ask the BC for an extension. If your recording is not completed by the deadline, your claim may be reassigned at the BC's discretion.

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Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/General

Keywords that describe the book: American history, Children's stories, Children's poetry

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"Section # of Twilight Stories. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Twilight Stories, by Various. Section Title, by author's name, if provided."
End of recording:
Leave a short pause at the end of the story/poem, then read the short rhyme that follows.

Then say:
"End of section #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Twilight Stories, by Various."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: twilightstories_##_various_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. twilightstories_01_various_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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MC to select: knotyouraveragejo

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.
Last edited by Winnifred on June 11th, 2023, 9:52 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo »

I can MC. MW coming up...

I don't think this needs to be cataloged as a collection with all the individual stories searchable in the catalog since it's all from a single book. I've therefore changed the author for the catalog page to be Various. When you fill in the MW if you wish, you can put the title by individual author in the title field so the readers will include the individual authors in the intros rather than just reading them where they occur in the text.
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Post by Winnifred »

knotyouraveragejo wrote: June 1st, 2023, 9:34 am I can MC. MW coming up...

I don't think this needs to be cataloged as a collection with all the individual stories searchable in the catalog since it's all from a single book. I've therefore changed the author for the catalog page to be Various. When you fill in the MW if you wish, you can put the title by individual author in the title field so the readers will include the individual authors in the intros rather than just reading them where they occur in the text.
Hi Jo,

Thanks! I did realize that I didn’t need to include all the authors, but not until after I’d entered them all. I’ll make that change about the authors’ names as your suggestion is far less disruptive to the reading.

Cheers,
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Ok, the Magic Window is filled in, and I think we're ready for a DPL and readers! Please let me know if anything is unclear.

Thanks,
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Post by silverquill »

Hi!
I'd like to read the following:
0, 16, 27, 29

Some of these have short untitled poems at the end.
I assume you would like these included someway?
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Post by Winnifred »

silverquill wrote: June 1st, 2023, 5:19 pm Hi!
I'd like to read the following:
0, 16, 27, 29

Some of these have short untitled poems at the end.
I assume you would like these included someway?
Hi Larry,

All yours, with thanks! Yes, please read the untitled poems at the ends (there's one after every story/poem). Just leave a brief pause at the end of the main piece, then go on to read the untitled rhyme.

We're off to a great start!

Cheers,
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Post by Beeswaxcandle »

I'll volunteer to DPL.
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should"—my first law of life.
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Beeswaxcandle wrote: June 1st, 2023, 7:47 pm I'll volunteer to DPL.
Great!

Thanks,
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Post by AlisterV »

Hello, may I claim section 3, the Conquest of Fairyland?
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AlisterV wrote: June 4th, 2023, 10:49 am Hello, may I claim section 3, the Conquest of Fairyland?
Yes, you may. All yours.

Thanks,
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Post by silverquill »

Here is the preface, at least what I think you intended as a preface, and The Barefoot Boy.

We often crossed the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge which spans the Merrimack River in Massachusetts at Newburyport and Amesbury where Whittier lived. Interesting line: "With thy red lip, redder still Kissed by strawberries on the hill;" Whittier was color blind and could not tell if lips were red or redder or if a strawberry were red.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/twilightstories_00_various_128kb.mp3 0:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/twilightstories_16_various_128kb.mp3 5:00
Last edited by silverquill on June 6th, 2023, 9:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Cailan »

Hello, May i claim section 1, Christmas day by Susan Coolidge ?
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Cailan wrote: June 6th, 2023, 6:23 am Hello, May i claim section 1, Christmas day by Susan Coolidge ?
Hi Cailan,

Welcome to Librivox!

Before I can assign you a section, please make and submit a 1-minute test recording (1-minute test info) to make sure your recording set up is ok. Post your test in the forum appropriately named Post Your 1-Minute Test Recording Here and an experienced LVer will review it and provide feedback (and/or approve it).

This is not an audition, but just to make sure your technical specifications work for Librivox. It would be a shame to record a section then have to redo it because some simple setting is incorrect.

Once you've had the test approved, head back here and claim your section. I'll tentatively set aside section 1 for you, pending your successful completion of the test. When you return, please read the first post of this thread carefully, as it contains all the instructions you'll need to submit your section.

Also, how would you like to be credited in our catalogue? What name? Most of us use our real names but it’s your choice. It could be your forum name or anything else. It might be what you say at the start of each reading: "read by ......" so people will be able to find your recordings. If you have a personal web site/blog, you'd like us to link to, please provide the url. Once you've provided this information, I can set up your catalogue page.

I look forward to your first foray into reading for Librivox!

Cheers,
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Post by Winnifred »

silverquill wrote: June 6th, 2023, 1:07 am Here is the preface, at least what I think you intended as a preface, and The Barefoot Boy.

We often crossed the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge which spans the Merrimack River in Massachusetts at Newburyport and Amesbury where Whittier lived. Interesting line: "With thy red lip, redder still Kissed by strawberries on the hill;" Whittier was color blind and could not tell if lips were red or redder or if a strawberry were red.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/twilightstories_00_various_128kb.mp3 0:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/twilightstories_16_various_128kb.mp3 5:00
Yes, that was indeed the Preface I meant.

My father was colour blind, and always said he saw in shades and just guessed as to what colour they were. He once spent two days boasting to his colleagues (and me) that he'd bought himself a purple suit (while it was being altered). He finally showed up to work in the suit (without showing it to me first, who could have spared him some ribbing) and was heartily laughed at by his colleagues, as the suit was actually a lovely moss green... I suppose Whittier must have had a daughter or other ally who told him the colour of lips and strawberries before he wrote about them.

These are both ready for PL!

Cheers,
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Post by Beeswaxcandle »

silverquill wrote: June 6th, 2023, 1:07 am Here is the preface, at least what I think you intended as a preface, and The Barefoot Boy.

We often crossed the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge which spans the Merrimack River in Massachusetts at Newburyport and Amesbury where Whittier lived. Interesting line: "With thy red lip, redder still Kissed by strawberries on the hill;" Whittier was color blind and could not tell if lips were red or redder or if a strawberry were red.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/twilightstories_00_various_128kb.mp3 0:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/twilightstories_16_various_128kb.mp3 5:00
Section 0 is PL okay.

Section 16:
04:16 an extra word in a line that breaks the rhythm of the poem. "Like a colt's for work to be shod," should be "Like a colt's for work be shod,"
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should"—my first law of life.
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