Mon, 5 April 2010
Mon, Apr 5 2010
Mister Ron's Basement #1640
We are beginning a NEW Monday book serialization!
Writing under the pen name of Mrs. Mark Peabody, Metta Victoria Victor amused readers of Cosmopolitan Magazine through the 1850s with the adventures of Miss Slimmens, the old maid milliner. You can hear an early Miss Slimmens story in Basement Episode Number 265.
In 1859, some of her stories were put together in the book 'Miss Slimmens's Window.'
Today, we begin with the Introduction of this book, and Chapter One, 'You Can't Catch Old Birds With Chaff.'
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