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TRR: Episode 86, “The Three Joys of Reading”



The power of the written word is the subject of out show this week. Literature has the ability to take a reader any where, any when, and to see the world through the eyes of men long dead. This selection comes from a preamble to a textbook for junior high school students.

“The Three Joys of Reading” (1919) by William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck

The Reader

TRT: 12:23

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TRR: Episode 82, “Studies in Solitude”



A study in solitude and the quiet nature of loneliness is the subject of this week’s show.

“Studies in Solitude” (1917) by Fannie Stearns Gifford
“Tall Lilac-tree Beside My Door” (1913) by Fannie Stearns Gifford

The Reader

TRT: 27:00

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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 71, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 7)



Here we are, with the last and final installment of our story, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” by Mary D. Nauman. Eva has regained Aster, but he is trapped in the form of a small green bird, and the evil Green Frog is hot on her trail! Can she escape and save Aster, the Moon Prince..?

I hope you’ve enjoyed our story. It was a lot of fun to read this one and put it all together for you. Do be sure and let me know.

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

The Reader

TRT: 37:14

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TRR: Episode 70, “Eva’s Adventures in Shadow-land” (Part 6)



In Part 6 of our story, Eva navigates the Enchanted River, and faces the Green Frog and her servants in a bid to rescue Aster, the Moon Prince.

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

The Reader

TRT: 20:28

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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 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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