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Tue Dec 7, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1821

Robert J. Burdette managed to find gentle humor without an ounce of meanness in his writing. This week, we will present some odd pieces from Mr. Burdette.

Today, we have found a poem concerning locomotive engineers sending messages to their loved ones as they pass through town. From 1883, we present ‘The Danish Boy’s Whistle.’

Time: approx six minutes

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