Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (version 2)

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: "Mariposa is not a real town. On the contrary, it is about seventy or eighty of them. You may find them all the way from Lake Superior to the sea, with the same square streets and the same maple trees and the same churches and hotels."y of the characters, though modelled on townspeople of Orillia, are small town archetypes. Their shortcomings and weaknesses are presented in a humorous but affectionate way. (Summary from Wikipedia) (5 hr 16 min)


00 - Preface 8:38 Read by Dave Ranson
01 - The Hostelry of Mr. Smith 41:48 Read by Dave Ranson
02 - The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe 28:11 Read by Dave Ranson
03 - The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias 34:16 Read by Dave Ranson
04 - The Ministrations of the Rev. Mr. Drone 29:28 Read by Sibella Denton
05 - The Whirlwind Campaign in Mariposa 14:40 Read by Sibella Denton
06 - The Beacon on the Hill 18:33 Read by Bridget Gaige
07 - The Extraordinary Entanglement of Mr. Pupkin 21:02 Read by Bridget Gaige
08 - The Fore-ordained Attachment of Zena Pepperleigh and Peter Pupkin 27:21 Read by Bob Sherman
09 - The Mariposa Bank Mystery 33:41 Read by Bob Sherman
10 - The Great Election in Missinaba County 20:57 Read by Sibella Denton
11 - The Candidacy of Mr. Smith 26:18 Read by Sibella Denton
12 - L'Envoi: The Train to Mariposa 11:49 Read by Sibella Denton