Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why Super Guy Can’t Fly by Roy Trumbull

So there I was driving down route 12 when I saw his red cape waving in the breeze. He had his thumb out.

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The Shoes of Fortune by Hans Christian Andersen Ch06

Ch06 The Best That the Galoshes Gave

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The Shoes of Fortune by Hans Christian Andersen Ch05

Ch05 Metamorphosis of the Copying-Clerk

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The Shoes of Fortune by Hans Christian Andersen Ch04

Ch04 A Moment of Head Importance—An Evening’s “Dramatic Readings”—A Most Strange Journey

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The Shoes of Fortune by Hans Christian Andersen Ch03

Ch03 The Watchman’s Adventure

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The Shoes of Fortune by Hans Christian Andersen Ch02

Ch02 What Happened to the Councillor

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The Shoes of Fortune by Hans Christian Andersen Ch01

Ch01 A Beginning

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch07

Ch07 Aftermath

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch06

Ch06 Dust From His Shoes

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch05

Ch05 The Wild East

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch04

Ch04 Frisco Bohemia

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch03

Ch03 The Wild West

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch02

Ch02 East Is East

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West Is West by Lois Rather Ch01

Lois Rather was my cousin and a life long writer who greatly enjoyed doing research. She and her husband Clif operated the Rather Press where all the type was set by hand. They were well known and admired by those … Continue reading

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The Book of Jonah

This is a reading of the Book of Jonah (a.k.a Jonah and the Whale). In a literal translation it is a “big fish” that swallows Jonah. This story is read during Yom Kippur.

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The Hills of Zion by H.L. Mencken

This is H. L. Mencken’s report from the scene of the Scope’s Trial. A high school teacher named Scopes is brought up on charges for teaching evolution. It is sometimes referred to as the “monkey trial”. The text for this … Continue reading

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The Magic Shop by H.G. Wells

There is a magic shop that has only genuine magic. But only the right sort of boy may go there.

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Three Billy Goats Gruff

The much beloved classic tale of the troll under a bridge expecting  a big meal but who gets much more than he expected.

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The Sprightly Tailor

The Sprightly Tailor comes from a collection of Celtic stories collected by Joseph Jacobs. It tells the tale of a tailor who has been commissioned by the Laird (Lord) Macdonald to make a fine pair of breeches called trews. To … Continue reading

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The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry

Winter is a coming in and Soapy must leave his park bench and seek refuge on the Island (Riker’s) where the cells are warm and the meals regular. Try as he might he just can’t seem to get arrested. The … Continue reading

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