Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri Feb 11, 2011

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1875

One of our favorite authors, H. C. Bunner, completed a truly unique project back in 1893. He published a book called ‘Made in France,’ which featured his English-language versions of stories by the noted French author Guy De Maupassant.

These stories were not direct translations by any means. He simply took the themes, or ‘ethical situations’ of each story, and rewrote them completely, and Americanized them.

Our last story of the week concerns a rewarding of innocence and morality in a small town. It’s called ‘The Prize of Propriety.’

Time: approx twenty-three and a half minutes

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