Stories of the Cave People

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(3.7 stars; 12 reviews)

"In this little book I have sought, in a series of stories or sketches, to present only the first steps in human progress. Man has risen from a stage of lowest savagery, little higher than the apes, buffeted by the hand of Nature, dependent upon the wild game he might kill or the food he found ready to hand, a fearing and a furtive creature of the forests and of the plains, preyed upon by a thousand stronger foes, to a being able to provide warmth and clothing and shelter against the rains and the cold and food against the seasons. He has become a master instead of a plaything of the elements. In a large measure he has become arbiter of his own food supply and, hence, his own destiny. He has subjugated, in a marvelous degree, the forces of Nature and harnessed them to his needs." - Summary by the author (2 hr 59 min)


Preface 3:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
A Song of the Cave People 2:24 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Fire Beast 13:27 Read by Geoff Blanchard
The Ornament of Big Nose 19:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
When Run Fast Went Hunting for a Wife 15:28 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Little Laughing Boy 17:09 Read by johnnyenglish
Hunting an Echo 16:01 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Flood 16:11 Read by drandall
Big Foot’s New Weapon 15:16 Read by drandall
The First Planting 15:45 Read by drandall
The First Pot 15:41 Read by Geoff Blanchard
The Arrow Throwers 15:56 Read by drandall
The First Priest 14:32 Read by Kathryn Phipps