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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 6:22 am

Blackie, A Lost Cat by Richard Barnum ( - ).

This project can now be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/blackie-a-lost-cat-by-richard-barnum/
Blackie is a coal black cat who lives with two children and their parents. One day she is led astray by a neighboring cat and decides to go for an adventure. Not knowing what to expect, she walks away from her cushion in the sun, plentiful food and lots of petting attention. All does not go as she expects an indeed her scary adventures cause her much anxiety not to mention an empty belly in the days ahead. Follow Blackie on her stroll through the streets and byways of a busy town. A cute story and I promise a happy ending. ( phil chenevert)
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      • Project Code: Xo39uN0t
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Richard Barnum) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratemeyer_Syndicate
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Post by cadastra » March 27th, 2020, 6:54 am

I would love to DPL.
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Post by DACSoft » March 27th, 2020, 7:07 am

Hi Phil,

Thank you for bringing this project to LV. I'm always happy to see one of the ebooks I've produced with Distributed Proofreaders for Project Gutenberg make it to LibriVox. I'm working on getting the entire series posted at PG.

Good luck with this project. I may even take a chapter if I can clear up the two solos I'm currently working on. :)

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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 7:11 am

DACSoft wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 7:07 am
Hi Phil,

Thank you for bringing this project to LV. I'm always happy to see one of the ebooks I've produced with Distributed Proofreaders for Project Gutenberg make it to LibriVox. I'm working on getting the entire series posted at PG.

Good luck with this project. I may even take a chapter if I can clear up the two solos I'm currently working on. :)

Don
Don, my hat is off to you and everyone at Distributed Proofreaders. The work you do is painstaking and invaluable. My gratitude and thanks1 :thumbs:
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Post by jenniferrd » March 27th, 2020, 8:19 am

Hi Phil - Hello! Just read the description and you may want to correct "two children and their patents". Unless they really have patents and that is how they make money to live? ;)

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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 8:33 am

jenniferrd wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:19 am
Hi Phil - Hello! Just read the description and you may want to correct "two children and their patents". Unless they really have patents and that is how they make money to live? ;)
HA! I seriously doubt that the children live with their patents, even if they have a good patent lawyer. :D I can imagine them sleeping on beds of legal documents and drawings.
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Post by KevinS » March 27th, 2020, 8:42 am

Phil means 'patients,' of course. The subtitle of the book is and the Children Doctors.
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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 11:05 am

KevinS wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:42 am
Phil means 'patients,' of course. The subtitle of the book is and the Children Doctors.
Yes, the next book follows the cat and the children as they perform appendectomy transplants for free. :roll:
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Post by cadastra » March 27th, 2020, 11:09 am

Child prodigies! May I DPL?
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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 11:11 am

cadastra wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 11:09 am
Child prodigies! May I DPL?
What a wonderful thought! :D Thanks
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Post by KevinS » March 27th, 2020, 11:20 am

Phil, I would like the last chapter, please. I remind you that I like happy ever after endings. Warn me if this is a tragedy and I will take the first chapter instead.
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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 11:32 am

KevinS wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 11:20 am
Phil, I would like the last chapter, please. I remind you that I like happy ever after endings. Warn me if this is a tragedy and I will take the first chapter instead.
He, he , he, he.. (evil chuckle) You pays your money and you takes your chance fella. 8-)

Actually it is a happy ending. All yours.
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Post by julianpratley » March 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm

Haha looks like everyone's having fun with this one and we haven't even started! I’ll take chapters 1 and 4 please :)
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Post by philchenevert » March 27th, 2020, 2:35 pm

julianpratley wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Haha looks like everyone's having fun with this one and we haven't even started! I’ll take chapters 1 and 4 please :)
Blackie thanks you. those are yours! :D
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Post by julianpratley » March 27th, 2020, 2:52 pm

philchenevert wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 2:35 pm
julianpratley wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Haha looks like everyone's having fun with this one and we haven't even started! I’ll take chapters 1 and 4 please :)
Blackie thanks you. those are yours! :D
Thanks. Either there's a typo in the MW or chapter 4 is phenomenally long :lol:
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