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TRR: Episode 76, “The Wreck of the Titan”



This week marks the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. In this episode, we take a look at a novel written fourteen years earlier which eerily predicted the disaster.

“Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan” (1898) by Morgan Robertson
“The Titanic Disaster Poem” (1912) by J.H. MacKenzie

The Reader

TRT: 24:39

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TRR: Episode 75, “The Cat”



This week, we share a story of the comradeship betwixt man and cat.

“The Cat” (1901) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Reader

TRT: 24:16

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TRR EXTRA: “Maple Sugar” by Alfred B. Street



Here’s another Extra for you. A poem fitting the time of year, as the maple sap is running and the sugar houses are preparing to go into full swing with their amber harvest.

“Maple Sugar” (1849) by Alfred B. Street

The Reader

TRT: 5:27

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TRR: Episode 74, “Under a Wine Glass”



Success, found, lost and searched for, is the theme of our story this week.

“Under a Wine Glass” (1919) by Ellen La Motte

The Reader

TRT: 24:49

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TRR: Episode 73, “The Star” by H.G. Wells



This week, we share a short story by the incomparable science fiction pioneer, the author H.G. Wells. “The Star” tells a tale of catastrophe visited upon the Earth by a stray planet passing too near.

“The Star” (1897) by H.G. Wells

The Reader

TRT: 38:16

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TRR: Episode 72, “A Bundle of Letters From Over the Sea”



The lost art of letter writing is the subject of this week’s show, as we share a letter about the first leg of a tour of Europe.

In the letter, the author describes a transatlantic crossing aboard the RMS Etruria, a real vessel.

“A Bundle of Letters From Over the Sea” (1890) by Louise B. Robinson

The Reader

TRT: 20:01

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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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