(Humour) Ukridge, by P. G. Wodehouse - lt

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Post by Lynnet » March 18th, 2021, 7:27 am

Ukridge, by P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975)

Volunteers outside the USA: P. G. Wodehouse died in 1975. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
“Do not count your chickens before they are hatched” is a classic saying that might well have been remembered by Ukridge. Ukridge is always on the verge of making a fortune and counting his thousands before they are made. But Dame Fortune is a fickle jade. She eludes him in his great scheme about the dog college, wherein he was to turn out a world supply of trained dogs, and likewise in his backing of Battling Billson, the tender-hearted pugilist. But hope and George Tupper keep Ukridge going. He is ever ready for the next assault. First published as short stories. (Summary by From the introduction)
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Post by Shasta » April 2nd, 2021, 3:55 pm

I wish to claim Chapter 1.
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Post by Lynnet » April 2nd, 2021, 9:36 pm

Shasta wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 3:55 pm
I wish to claim Chapter 1.
All yours

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Post by zachh » April 3rd, 2021, 5:43 am

I would like to read section 3, please.

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Post by Lynnet » April 3rd, 2021, 7:19 am

zachh wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 5:43 am
I would like to read section 3, please.
Great

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Post by AlexS » April 3rd, 2021, 3:17 pm

I'd like to read section 2, although I have a clarifying question; in the forum section 2 is shown as "Ukridge’s Dog College," although in the text itself that appears to be chapter one. Is the section list incorrect, or is there something I'm missing?

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Post by Shasta » April 3rd, 2021, 5:36 pm

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Post by tobester123 » April 4th, 2021, 6:55 am

OMG. Chapter 8, please.
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Post by tobester123 » April 4th, 2021, 8:09 am

tobester123 wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 6:55 am
OMG. Chapter 8, please.
Oh, who am I kidding? The chance to read the words of a genius comes along all too rarely. Can I have 7 and 8?
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To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan

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Post by alvarito10 » April 4th, 2021, 8:57 am

Hello, I would like to be assigned chapter 6, please.

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Post by Lynnet » April 4th, 2021, 10:04 am

AlexS wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 3:17 pm
I'd like to read section 2, although I have a clarifying question; in the forum section 2 is shown as "Ukridge’s Dog College," although in the text itself that appears to be chapter one. Is the section list incorrect, or is there something I'm missing?
The order in the MW has got mixed up (unfortunately it is easy to do). I need to PL the section already submitted before I know how it needs to be fixed.

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Post by Lynnet » April 4th, 2021, 10:06 am

tobester123 wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 8:09 am
tobester123 wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 6:55 am
OMG. Chapter 8, please.
Oh, who am I kidding? The chance to read the words of a genius comes along all too rarely. Can I have 7 and 8?
You may, but please don’t record until I’ve sorted out the MW

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Post by Lynnet » April 4th, 2021, 10:08 am

alvarito10 wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 8:57 am
Hello, I would like to be assigned chapter 6, please.
I can certainly assign that, but as already noted, I need to sort out the Magic Window, so please hold off til I’ve done that.

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Post by zachh » April 4th, 2021, 10:14 am

I'm sorry, I've just finished recording Chapter 2 (section 3 in the original sequence), Ukridge's Accident Syndicate. I have read the intro and outro as Chapter 2, which is what it said in the ebook. If it's still okay for me to send in this chapter I will do that once I've got it edited, which may be a few days, or if not just let me know.

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Post by Lynnet » April 4th, 2021, 10:21 am

zachh wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 10:14 am
I'm sorry, I've just finished recording Chapter 2 (section 3 in the original sequence), Ukridge's Accident Syndicate. I have read the intro and outro as Chapter 2, which is what it said in the ebook. If it's still okay for me to send in this chapter I will do that once I've got it edited, which may be a few days, or if not just let me know.
Editing is time consuming, so I suggest you hold off on that til I’ve sorted it out. At present, the worst thing is you’ve read an enjoyable chapter 8-)

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