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Sat Jan 22, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1858

Our Saturday Night Special story is a rare piece from George Ade from 1911, about an ambitious country boy who finds he hasn’t the stomach for the food of success in The City.

The story is called ‘The Honorable Ransom Peabody - - The Fable of the Hoosier Bill of Fare and How the Women Folks Cooked Up Things for the Well-Known Citizen.’

Time: approx twelve minutes

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