The Trail of the Tramp


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(4.2 stars; 10 reviews)

This book, written by the famous hobo and author, Leon Ray Livingston aka A-No. 1, is built on his own experiences on the road. The first chapter of the book sets up a framing narrative, where Canada Joe promises to tell a story which is not "the same, old, time-worn tales of how slick hoboes beat trains, nor fabled romance concerning harmless wanderlusters, nor jokes at the expense of the poor but honest man in search of legitimate employment, but I shall relate to you a rarely strange story that will stir your hearts to their innermost depths and will cause you to shudder at the villainy of certain human beings, who, like vultures seeking carrion, hunt for other people's sons with the intention of turning them into tramps, beggars, drunkards and criminals--into despised outcasts." Come listen to his story! - Summary by kathrinee. (4 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Where to Obtain Our Books. Chapter 1: The Harvester 4:40 Read by Kristin Lewis
Chapter 2: The Samaritans 14:21 Read by Kristin Lewis
Chapter 3: The Wreck 19:40 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 4: The Drifter 22:46 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 5: The Call of the City 8:17 Read by April6090
Chapter 6: The Golden Rule Hotel 9:55 Read by April6090
Chapter 7: False Friends 16:05 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 8: Busting a Broncho 17:58 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 9: The Abyss 21:38 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 10: Slippery, the Yegg 24:19 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 11: The Wages of Sin is Death 20:02 Read by Kristin Lewis
Chapter 12: Scattered to the Winds 11:16 Read by Kristin Lewis
Chapter 13: Where is my Brother James 16:39 Read by Kristin Lewis
Chapter 14: The Noble Work of the Salvation Army 12:43 Read by Diana Schmidt
Chapter 15: Forgive and Forget 8:47 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson
Chapter 16: All is Well that Ends Well 15:17 Read by Debbie R. Baker Robinson