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Public domain audiobooks, six days a week, for folks with a Catholic taste in literature. Enjoy! Clan Honor Mondays: Fitz-James O'Brien works. Lit Tuesdays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Acts of the Wednesdays: Early Christian works. Mystery Thursdays: Mystery short stories or novels. Lit Fridays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Saintly Saturdays: Later Christian works.

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Friday, November 04, 2005

#35: "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki (H.H. Munro)



Today's story comes from 1911. I suspect that Saki and Roald Dahl have their own bizarre little corner of Heaven....

I'm sorry about the dark tone of the blog thus far, but these are the stories that seem to be occurring to me. I don't usually like horror much, though I find it much more enjoyable to read out loud than in the quiet of my own brain. I guess I'm just on a dark kick -- probably because of the time of year. Of course, the problem is that mainstream stories about men and women living ordinary lives can be even more depressing, dark, and disturbing than stories about dragons, ghosts, doomed spacecraft, murderers, or Evil Gods What Likes Angles That Make Men's Brains Reel. Also, while I'm poking around looking at Fitz stories, I tend to run into other stories like his. But I'll try to find some more cheerful material. Suggestions in the comment boxes will be cheerfully accepted.



MANUAL DOWNLOAD HERE!
"Sredni Vashtar"
12 min 49 sec

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