Senator North


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"When, Mr. President, a man, however eminent in other pursuits and whatever claims he may have to public confidence, becomes a member of this body, he has much to learn and much to endure. Little does he know of what he will have to encounter. He may be well read in public affairs, but he is unaware of the difficulties which must attend and embarrass every effort to render what he may know available and useful. He may be upright in purpose and strong in the belief of his own integrity, but he cannot even dream of the ordeal to which he cannot fail to be exposed; of how much courage he must possess to resist the temptations which must daily beset him; of that sensitive shrinking from undeserved censure which he must learn to control; of the ever recurring contest between a natural desire for public approbation and a sense of public duty; of the load of injustice he must be content to bear even from those who should be his friends; the imputations on his motives; the sneers and sarcasms of ignorance and malice; all the manifold injuries which partisan or private malignity, disappointed of its object, may shower upon his unprotected head. All this, if he would retain his integrity, he must learn to ear unmoved and walk steadily onward in the path of public duty, sustained only by the reflection that time may do him justice; or if not, that his individual hopes and aspirations and even his name among men should be of little account to him when weighed in the balance of a people of whose destiny he is a constituted guardian and defender." —WILLIAM PITT FESSENDEN

Miss Betty Madison embarks on an adventure in Washington and has much to learn before she can enjoy the triumph of success. (Summary from Foreward )

(11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

01 - Part 1, Chapter 1 18:30 Read by Lynne T
02 - Part 1, Chapter 2 4:39 Read by Lynne T
03 - Part 1, Chapter 3 22:18 Read by Lynne T
04 - Part 1, Chapter 4 10:58 Read by Lynne T
05 - Part 1, Chapter 5 21:45 Read by Lynne T
06 - Part 1, Chapter 6 13:43 Read by Lynne T
07 - Part 1, Chapter 7 4:27 Read by Lynne T
08 - Part 1, Chapter 8 13:40 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - Part 1, Chapter 9 15:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Part 1, Chapter 10 20:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - Part 1, Chapter 11 6:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Part 1, Chapter 12 10:10 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - Part 1, Chapter 13 8:39 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Part 1, Chapter 14 4:59 Read by Lynne T
15 - Part 1, Chapter 15 14:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - Part 1, Chapter 16 6:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - Part 1, Chapter 17 9:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - Part 1, Chapter 18 13:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - Part 1, Chapter 19 15:11 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Part 1, Chapter 20 7:37 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - Part 1, Chapter 21 7:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - Part 1, Chapter 22 5:47 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - Part 2, Chapter 1 2:35 Read by Kimberly Krause
24 - Part 2, Chapter 2 6:29 Read by Richard Kilmer
25 - Part 2, Chapter 3 8:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
26 - Part 2, Chapter 4 6:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
27 - Part 2, Chapter 5 8:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
28 - Part 2, Chapter 6 5:17 Read by Richard Kilmer
29 - Part 2, Chapter 7 17:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
30 - Part 2, Chapter 8 9:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
31 - Part 2, Chapter 9 4:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
32 - Part 2, Chapter 10 12:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
33 - Part 2, Chapter 11 5:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
34 - Part 2, Chapter 12 9:10 Read by Richard Kilmer
35 - Part 2, Chapter 13 16:01 Read by Richard Kilmer
36 - Part 2, Chapter 14 11:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
37 - Part 2, Chapter 15 10:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
38 - Part 2, Chapter 16 5:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
39 - Part 2, Chapter 17 3:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
40 - Part 2, Chapter 18 7:47 Read by Richard Kilmer
41 - Part 2, Chapter 19 7:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
42 - Part 2, Chapter 20 6:30 Read by Richard Kilmer
43 - Part 2, Chapter 21 7:10 Read by Richard Kilmer
44 - Part 2, Chapter 22 3:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
45 - Part 2, Chapter 23 11:43 Read by Richard Kilmer
46 - Part 2, Chapter 24 6:08 Read by Richard Kilmer
47 - Part 2, Chapter 25 3:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
48 - Part 3, Chapter 1 9:24 Read by Richard Kilmer
49 - Part 3, Chapter 2 5:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
50 - Part 3, Chapter 3 13:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
51 - Part 3, Chapter 4 16:00 Read by Richard Kilmer
52 - Part 3, Chapter 5 7:00 Read by Richard Kilmer
53 - Part 3, Chapter 6 12:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
54 - Part 3, Chapter 7 19:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
55 - Part 3, Chapter 8 5:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
56 - Part 3, Chapter 9 7:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
57 - Part 3, Chapter 10 12:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
58 - Part 3, Chapter 11 9:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
59 - Part 3, Chapter 12 16:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
60 - Part 3, Chapter 13 12:43 Read by Richard Kilmer
61 - Part 3, Chapter 14 17:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
62 - Part 3, Chapter 15 18:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
63 - Part 3, Chapter 16 6:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
64 - Part 3, Chapter 17 7:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
65 - Part 3, Chapter 18 3:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
66 - Part 3, Chapter 19 15:05 Read by Richard Kilmer