Sam Lawson's Oldtown Fireside Stories


Read by Michele Fry

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

A sequel to Oldtown Folks, featuring some of the same characters, these are 15 charming short stories told by ole' Sam Lawson to entertain Horace and Bill, two impressionable, curious and clever young boys of Oldtown (a fictional 1850's New England village), during evenings gathered around the hearth, or roaming with Sam around the countryside. Stowe faithfully and masterfully captures many of the colloquial expressions, superstitions, beliefs, customs and habits of the period that have almost completely faded from modern American culture, as well as conveying many truths about the human condition that haven't changed a bit. ~ Summary by soloist Michele Fry (5 hr 42 min)

Chapters

The Ghost In The Mill 27:55 Read by Michele Fry
The Sullivan Looking-Glass 34:13 Read by Michele Fry
The Minister's Housekeeper 30:45 Read by Michele Fry
The Widow's Bandbox 28:49 Read by Michele Fry
Captain Kidd's Money 22:21 Read by Michele Fry
Mis' Elderkins' Pitcher 20:28 Read by Michele Fry
The Ghost In The Cap'n Brown House 25:41 Read by Michele Fry
Colonel Eph's Shoe Buckles 21:09 Read by Michele Fry
The Bull-Fight 15:23 Read by Michele Fry
How To Fight The Devil 12:06 Read by Michele Fry
Laughin' In Meetin' 20:04 Read by Michele Fry
Tom Toothacre's Ghost Story 17:30 Read by Michele Fry
The Parson's Horse-Race 19:33 Read by Michele Fry
Old Town Fireside Talks Of The Revolution 22:33 Read by Michele Fry
A Student's Sea Story 23:39 Read by Michele Fry