Lift-Luck on Southern Roads


Read by Steve C

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Here for you is the tale of my latest solitary ramble. The journey covers, as you shall see, some two hundred odd miles, through five southern counties of England, and was conceived on an unusual plan. To keep clear of the main roads, and, with two exceptions, the great towns; seeking out the least frequented lanes and by-paths. I covered the whole two-hundred-mile stretch of the way, with camera and pack at surprisingly little expense, by means of lifts taken in any chance vehicle that might be faring in my direction. My plan consisted in waiting by the roadside, or strolling gently onward until something on wheels, it mattered not what, overtook me. And thus by fits and starts - slow joltings in lumbering farm-waggons, steady crawls in brewers’ drays, quiet hours on the tail-boards of pantechnicons and a momentous evening in a missionary van - I found myself, after many days of travel, at my journey’s end in drowsy Arundel and a great and all but resistless longing to turn about there and then, and do the journey all over again. (From: Lift-Luck on Southern Roads) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This book is considered to be one of the very first to document the concept of hitchhiking as a method of travelling to your destination by asking to ride in various stranger’s vehicles for different sections of your journey. So then, why not join Mr Edwardes and me on this intriguing and fascinating trip as we go ‘off the beaten track’ and hitchhike our way through a magnificent part of Southern England at the turn of the last century? - Summary by Steve C (9 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Dedicatory Epistle 9:34 Read by Steve C
Chapter I - The Syren City 36:54 Read by Steve C
Chapter II - The Motor Man 21:18 Read by Steve C
Chapter III - The First Step Eastward 26:39 Read by Steve C
Chapter IV - The Culmstock Cat 24:36 Read by Steve C
Chapter V - ''The Blue-Eyed Maid'' 18:17 Read by Steve C
Chapter VI - The Harmonious Ragman 25:31 Read by Steve C
Chapter VII - A Family Breakfast 24:04 Read by Steve C
Chapter VIII - Sunday Afternoon 20:12 Read by Steve C
Chapter IX - The Charm of Wincanton 20:31 Read by Steve C
Chapter X - The Art of Asking the Way 29:15 Read by Steve C
Chapter XI - Recantation 24:54 Read by Steve C
Chapter XII - Gloaming 20:28 Read by Steve C
Chapter XIII - Waking in the Hay 21:31 Read by Steve C
Chapter XIV - Porton 20:43 Read by Steve C
Chapter XV - Divided Ways 29:35 Read by Steve C
Chapter XVI - The Led Horse 23:07 Read by Steve C
Chapter XVII - A Start in the Cold 34:45 Read by Steve C
Chapter XVIII - At Littlecott Inn 15:10 Read by Steve C
Chapter XIX - Sunday Morning in Winchester 20:47 Read by Steve C
Chapter XX - The Amenities of Coal-Heaving 17:26 Read by Steve C
Chapter XXI - An Eloquent Signpost 22:18 Read by Steve C
Chapter XXII - A Song Before Sunrise 25:06 Read by Steve C
Chapter XXIII - ''Heigh-Ho! For the Wind and Rain!'' 18:46 Read by Steve C
Chapter XXIV - The Last Lift Home 26:34 Read by Steve C