Thu, 18 February 2010
Wed, Feb 17 2010
Mister Ron's Basement #1595
Yesterday we met Ellis Parker Butler's intriguing characters, S. Potts and Daniel. Today we feature them again in a 1910 story concerning being dictator of the world, taking care of a stable, and the inherent risks of shaking too many hands.
Mister Ron had difficulty keeping from laughing out loud while reading this!
It's called 'The Power Behind the Throne.'
Time: approx nineteen minutes
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