Coffee Break Collection #38 - HORSES - lt

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Coffee Break Collection #38 - HORSES
This is the 38th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories or poems, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is "HORSES" . Michele Fry, BC.
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Genres for the project: Short Stories/Anthologies

Keywords that describe the book: Horses, short stories

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Well, having suggested this topic, I suppose I should probably provide a first contribution.

Here's "Sally" from Horse Tales by Mary Boyle: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc38_sally_wa_128kb.mp3 (10:34)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62771

I can't seem to find any birth and death dates for this author, so I'm going to assume she's PD for me in Canada. The book was published in 1905.
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Winnifred wrote: April 20th, 2023, 5:00 pm Well, having suggested this topic, I suppose I should probably provide a first contribution.

Here's "Sally" from Horse Tales by Mary Boyle: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc38_sally_wa_128kb.mp3 (10:34)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62771

I can't seem to find any birth and death dates for this author, so I'm going to assume she's PD for me in Canada. The book was published in 1905.
I was hoping you'd show up to kick things off. I recorded one last week, but it's so dang depressing (about horse abuse), I may not use it. I'll probably pick one from your book, Horse Tales. See ya tomorrow!
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Thanks, Kevin. I will probably be free later this evening for PLing duties.
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"Sally" is PL OK.
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PL Notes The Newborn, this is a cool story. Did you know this book has been recorded for LV as a group project. I might try it as a solo if I ever get time. It would be a fun challenge and culturally interesting.

1:42 repeat while the doctor began
2:01 slurred phrase "slapped the colt", I hear something like "sapped the coat"
1:03 and 7:45 mispronounced as San Suey, but in all other places it is said correctly. San Sou ci'
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msfry wrote: April 23rd, 2023, 8:22 am PL Notes The Newborn, this is a cool story. Did you know this book has been recorded for LV as a group project. I might try it as a solo if I ever get time. It would be a fun challenge and culturally interesting.

1:42 repeat while the doctor began
2:01 slurred phrase "slapped the colt", I hear something like "sapped the coat"
1:03 and 7:45 mispronounced as San Suey, but in all other places it is said correctly. San Sou ci'
That's weird. I was trying to say 'chop suey!'

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc38_newborn_ks_128kb.mp3 (8:37)
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KevinS wrote: April 23rd, 2023, 9:45 am That's weird. I was trying to say 'chop suey!'
Newborn is PL OK. And like my dear old papa used to say to us kids on car trips: "Chop suey, or phooey on youey!" Translation: "Hurry up or I'll leave you behind." He never did.
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Here's one:

Title: In the Droving Days
Author: A. B. “Banjo’ Paterson (1864 – 1941)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/213
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc38_inthedroving_days_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 5:35
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Thanks Algy, that brought tears to my eyes. Reading is PL OK but I think you have an underscore in your title (in the droving_days) that doesn't belong there.
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Here's another:

Title: Mulligan’s Mare
Author: A. B. “Banjo’ Paterson (1864 – 1941)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/213
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc38_mulligansmare_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 4:38

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Algy, I don't find your story cited in the text link you provided. :hmm:
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msfry wrote: May 27th, 2023, 9:25 am Algy, I don't find your story cited in the text link you provided. :hmm:
Sorry about that. :oops:

Try this link:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1317
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Mulligan's Mare is PL OK. :)
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