Mon, 18 January 2010
Mon, Jan 18 2010
Mister Ron's Basement #1565
Our Monday novel serialization is Stephen Leacock's 1912 masterpiece, 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.'
Every single chapter of this book is wonderful!
If you haven't heard the first Chapter yet, go back to Episode #1558 (click here) and listen to that first.
Today we offer Chapter Two, 'The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe' which delves into the investment bubbles of 1912 and shows us that today's financial situation is nothing new.
And it's funny, too!
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Time: approx thirty-five minutes
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