Mon, 2 July 2007
Mon, Jul 02 2007
Mister Ron's Basement #772
Our Monday book serialization is George Ade's 1903 collection, 'In Babel -- Stories of Chicago.'
The stories in this book range from the hysterically funny to the pathetically sad. Altogether, they paint a fascinating portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Chicago.
Today's chapter presents a hobo's dream turned into a nightmare. It's called 'Why Gondola Was Put Away' and is truly funny. Please note: I have slightly edited this story for modern sensibilities. Read the original if you're curious why I did this.
Time: approx nine and a half minutes
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