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Thur, Jan 14 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1561

Last week we read some of William J. Lampton's 'Yawps.' This week, we will be offering some of his fun short stories. Lampton was a popular magazine and newspaper writer until his death in 1917. He also was Mark Twain's first cousin, and the two were friendly and carried on correspondence for years.

Today we are featuring a fairly early story from Lampton, published back in 1885.

The tale concerns how boys and girls used to spark with each other in the old days, before such new-fangled inventions like gas lamps. It's called 'Sparking by the Fireplace.'

Time: approx four minutes

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