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TRR: Episode 54, “The Monkey’s Paw”



For the month of October, we’ll be serving up a series of spooky tales for you in keeping with the season and the pending celebration of Halloween. Our first offering comes from William Wymark Jacobs, who mainly wrote humorous stories involving sailors and seaside towns. Jacobs also occasionally tried his hand at tales of the supernatural, and wound up creating one of the best short stories of the horror genre, one that has stood the test of time since its publication in 1902.

“The Monkey’s Paw” (1902) by W.W. Jacobs

The Reader

TRT: 32:31

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


TRR: Episode 32, “Keeping Tryst”



We submit for your approval a story set in the fair days of King Arthur and the Age of Chivalry. Our selection this week is a story from children’s author Annie Fellows Johnston, in which a young page sets out to earn his knighthood. As usual with stories for children from the early 20th Century, this one is built around a strong moral lesson.

“Keeping Tryst: A Tale of King Arthur’s Time” (1905) by Annie Fellows Johnston

The Reader

TRT: 30:55

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com, Paul Arden-Taylor from Musopen.org, and Martini from Jamendo.com.