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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: “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: Episode 63, “Snow-flakes” by Nathaniel Hawthorne



Winter is only truly here when we see snow. In this episode, we turn to “Twice-Told Tales” and a story in which Nathaniel Hawthorne describes the first real snowfall of the season.

“Snow-flakes” (1837) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Reader

TRT: 19:04

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TRR: Episode 62, “Early Winter” by Rosalind Richards



There’s no hope for it, so we’ll just have to face up to it… winter is almost here. To that end, this week we have a story of the New England wintertime to share with you. Taken from a book by Rosalind Richards that describes life in New England throughout the year, “Early Winter” based on stories and memories told to her by friends and relatives of what it was like to live in Maine a generation or two previous.

“Early Winter” (1916) by Rosalind Richards

The Reader

TRT: 23:18

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TRR: Episode 21, “A Silver Frost”



Here at the end of January, we take just the shortest glance at our seasonal nemesis, cold and frost.

“The Cold Snap” by Edward Bellamy (1898)

“Thoughts on Thermometers” by A.A. Milne

“The Good Hours” by Robert Frost

The Reader

TRT: 18:36

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TRR: Episode 14, “By the Fireside”



As Winter approaches, we must ensure our supply of wood for the fire has been prepared. After the chores are completed, we may sit by the fireside and enjoy the quietude of a warm and crackling fire.

“By Way of Introduction” from “Over the Fireside with Silent Friends” by Richard King (1921)
“Dedication for a Fireplace” by Christopher Morely
“A Hallowe’en Memory” by Christopher Morely
An excerpt from “By the Fireplace” by Christopher Morely
“The Log Fire” by Elizabeth Rebecca Ward
“The Fires of Autumn” by A.A. Milne
“Getting in the Wood” by Jacob William Wright

The Reader

TRR: Episode 14, “By the Fireside”
TRT: 30:56

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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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