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TRR: Episode 11, “Little Jack Frost”



Beware Little Jack Frost, for it is time he went upon his rounds! What mischief will this naughty little winter sprite get up to this year..?

“Jack Frost” by Hannah F. Gould
An excerpt from “Jack Frost & Sons” by R. M. Ballantyne
“The Frost Spirit” by John Greenleaf Whittier
“Jack Frost” by Gabriel Setoun
“Winter Dusk” by Walter de la Mare
“The Babies’ Blankets” by Ellen Robena Field
“When Jack Frost Was Young” by Abbie Phillips Walker

The Reader

TRR: Episode 11, Little Jack Frost
TRT: 25:44

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TRR: Episode 9, “The Empty House”



As a special Hallowe’en offering for you, we present an extended episode consisting solely of a short ghost story by Algernon Blackwood. The spookfest in question is Blackwood’s “The Empty House,” which he penned in 1906. Blackwood was one of the most prolific supernatural writers of the early 20th Century, though he did explore other genres and subjects, as well as many mainstream essays and articles for newspapers and magazines. In fact, Blackwood wrote so many things, there is no official count of his individual works, and Blackwood himself had no idea just how many things he had actually authored.

“The Empty House” (1906) by Algernon Blackwood

Don’t forget, you can now find the show on both iTunes and Stitcher. And don’t be afraid to get social, and share the show with your friends!

I hope you all enjoy a happy and safe Hallowe’en.

The Reader

TRR: Episode 9 “The Empty House”
TRT: 48:08

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TRR: Episode 5, “The Fox Went Out”



In this episode we celebrate the cleverness of the fox with a selection of writings for children, and a folk song with origins in the 15th Century.

“The Fox Went Out On a Chilly Night”
An excerpt from “Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox” by David Cory
Another from “Dr. Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox” by Thomas C. Hinkle
“The Fox and the Crow” by Aesop
An excerpt from “Old Granny Fox” by Thornton Burgess

The Reader

TRR: Episode 5, “The Fox Went Out”
TRT: 29:31

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TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3



The third and final part of our literary look at the season of Autumn features the work of the great American naturalist, John Burroughs. Also, poems by Browning and Frost.

An excerpt of ‘Falling Leaves,’ from “Under the Maples” (1921) by John Burroughs
‘To Autumn’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“October’ by Robert Frost

The Reader

TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3
TRT: 20:12

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TRR: Episode 3 “Autumn” Part 2



The second part in our Autumn series, this time we hear works written by Bill Nye (not the Science Guy), and A.A. Milne.

‘My Sweetheart’ by T.P.
‘The Old Surprise’ by Eunice Comstock
‘Autumn Thoughts’ by Bill Nye
‘A Word for Autumn’ by A.A. Milne
‘Said a Blade of Grass’ by Kahlil Gilbran

We have at least one more installment in the Autumn series, coming soon!

The Reader

TRR: Episode 3, “Autumn” Part 2
TRT: 22:00

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TRR: Episode 2, “Autumn” Part 1



This month on The Reader Reads, we explore the wonders of the oncoming Autumn.

In this episode, we begin with two Autumnal essays and two poems (one by Robert Frost), all appropriately set in the out-of-doors.

‘September Days’ by Rowland E. Robinson, from “In New England Fields and Woods”
‘After Apple-Picking’ by Robert Frost, from “North of Boston”
‘Autumn Leaves’ by Jacob William Wright, from “The Long Ago”
‘Leaves at Play’ by Frank Dempster Sherman

The Reader

TRR: Episode 2, “Autumn” Part 1
TRT: 20:00

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com