TRR: Episode 69, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 5)



In Part 5 of our story, Eva makes her way down the Brook of Mists in her quest to reach the fabled Enchanted River and rescue the Moon Prince, Aster, from the mysterious “THEY.”

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 20:28

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TRR: Episode 68, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 4)



As we continue reading from our story, our hero, Eva, enters the Valley of Rest, and meets the Happy Children. Will she find the Moon Prince, Aster, among them..?

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 30:10

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TRR: Episode 67, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 3)



In this episode, we continue where we left off, reading from our selection by Mary D. Nauman. In Part 3 of our story, Eva and Aster make their way through the dark forest and into a land of rock and stone. Aster’s behavior seems to grow more and more strange, and the mysterious “THEY” connive to kidnap him.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 38:21

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TRR: Episode 66, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 2)



In this episode, we continue reading from our selection by Mary D. Nauman. In Part 2 of our story, Eva meets a new friend in the mysterious Shadow-land, and discovers the purpose for which she had been brought there.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 28:04

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TRR: Episode 65, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 1)



For the next several episodes, we’ll be reading from an “Alice in Wonderland” hopeful, one of the many books that popped up trying to cash in on the “Alice” concept. The formula is very familiar, as you’ll see (little girl with blonde hair and impeccable manners meets a magical creature and is transported into a magical world where she has strange adventures, etc.). To its credit, the book at least tries to do its own thing, and the description of the mysterious Shadow-land is quite original.

“Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (1874) by Mary D. Nauman

The Reader

TRT: 31:04

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TRR EXTRA: “The Old Year and the New” by W.H. Rhodes



Out with the old, in with the new. Here’s a fitting poem to end 2016 with, by William Henry Rhodes. Rhodes’ most famous work was “A Case for Summerfield” (1871), which featured a villain named Black Bart. A real criminal later took up the name as an alias, and we still recognize the name “Black Bart” as a western outlaw today via songs, cartoons, and stories set in the Old West. Here’s hoping your new year will be bountiful and full of good fortune and joy.

“The Old Year and the New” by W. H. Rhodes

The Reader

TRT: 3:15

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TRR EXTRA: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”



Here we share with you the classic Christmas poem better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” A little candy cane for your holiday!

“A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore

The Reader

TRT: 4:40

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TRR: Episode 64, “Christmastime”



In this episode, we offer you a few Christmas stocking stuffers in keeping with the season.

“The Willow Man” by Juliana Horatia Ewing
“What I Want for Christmas” (1897) by Robert G. Ingersoll
“A Christmas Turkey” (1862) by Crocket McElroy
“The New Food” (1910) by Stephen Leacock
“Christmas Afternoon” (1921) by Robert C. Benchley

The Reader

TRT: 21:49

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TRR EXTRA: “The Snowstorm” by Ralph Waldo Emerson



A short verse from Emerson, describing the handiwork of the snow.

“The Snowstorm” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Reader

TRT: 2:33

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TRR EXTRA: “The Pine and the Flax”



Been sidelined this past week with a pretty bad cold, so I’ve not been able to make the reading I had planned for you. But I do have a smattering of extras I can share, starting with this nice little story of unlikely friends. Hopefully, next week I’ll be back in form and have something nice and Christmassy for you.

“The Pine and the Flax” by Albrekt Segerstedt

The Reader

TRT: 3:43

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