G.T.T., or The Wonderful Adventures of a Pullman


Read by John Greenman

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

More than a generation ago, a common joke when an insolvent debtor or any other loafer who had changed his home, wished to leave warning behind him where he had gone, he chalked upon his door the letters, "G.T.T." These letters were understood to mean "gone to Texas." Shortly before his death at The Alamo, Davy Crockett is quoted, regarding his last campaign for Congress: "I was, for some years, a member of Congress. In my last canvass, I told the people of my district, that, if they saw fit to re-elect me, I would serve them faithfully as I had done; but, if not, they might all go to h——, and I would go to Texas. I was beaten, gentlemen, and here I am." The roar of applause was like a thunder-burst.

Andrew Hale's long-forgotten book is NOT about Davy Crockett, but it IS about going to Texas in a Pullman train car, and various adventures that attached to it. Note: Special thanks to Beate and Eberhard Schneider of Germany and Katie Greenman, for their help with the lullaby recording in Chapter 6 and to Kazbec for the Italian song and lyrics in Chapter 12. (Summary by John Greenman & Wikipedia) (4 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Preface 8:30 Read by John Greenman
Chapter I 14:18 Read by John Greenman
Chapter II 16:31 Read by John Greenman
Chapter III 9:38 Read by John Greenman
Chapter IV 12:45 Read by John Greenman
Chapter V 17:05 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VI 15:33 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VII 9:07 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VIII 14:30 Read by John Greenman
Chapter IX 25:54 Read by John Greenman
Chapter X 21:52 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XI 22:41 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XII 14:42 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XIII 15:36 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XIV 14:18 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XV 9:47 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XVI 31:12 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XVII 25:17 Read by John Greenman