The Junior Classics Volume 9: Stories of To-day

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The first part of this volume consists of stories by modern writers dealing mainly with life in our own day. They are, of course, meant for the older children, and both the style and the situations call for more maturity on the part of the reader. The lure of the extraordinary is now dispensed with, and instead these tales supply the interest that comes from recognizable truth to experience.

The list of fiction contained in this volume, representing the imaginative product of almost all races and times, is fitly closed by the gift made to the children of England of a story for themselves by the master of English novelists, William Makepeace Thackeray.
- Summary by William Patten (15 hr 9 min)


Brother Rabbit’s Cradle by Joel Chandler Harris 30:33 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Little Baxters Go Marketing by Tudor Jenks 8:55 Read by Nan Dodge
A Story of Decoration Day for the Little Children of To-day by Elizabeth Harris… 13:10 Read by Lola Janie
The Taxes of Middlebrook by Ray Stannard Baker 23:08 Read by tommack
The Cure of Fear by Norman Duncan 17:41 Read by April6090
A Christmas Adventure by J.E. Chamberlin 17:59 Read by drwebber
Chased by the Trail by Jack London 23:15 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
Big Timber Beacon by John L. Mathews 19:16 Read by April6090
How Hilda Got a School by Lelia Munsell 13:00 Read by Shashank Jakhmola
The Imp and the Drum by Josephine D. Bacon 29:37 Read by drwebber
The Second String by James B. Connolly 21:08 Read by MysticV0ice
Holding the Pipe by Albert W. Tolman 15:19 Read by drwebber
The Travelling Doll by Evelyn Snead Barnett 24:37 Read by drwebber
The Doll Doctor by E. V. Lucas 24:52 Read by Navin
The Idea that Went Astray by Pauline C. Bouvé 5:32 Read by Aaron Parsons
Gravity Gregg by Isaac Ogden Rankin 13:38 Read by drwebber
Jonnasen by Dallas Lore Sharp 9:40 Read by christytalks
In the Oven by Richard W. Child 10:02 Read by drwebber
On a Slide-Board by Robert Barnes 12:39 Read by CoriM77
The Call of the Sea by Frederick Palmer 19:25 Read by April6090
On a Tight Rope by Albert W. Tolman 12:36 Read by drwebber
Down the Incline by Charles Newton Hood 8:04 Read by drwebber
The Cost of Loving by Frederick O. Bartlett 25:31 Read by mleigh
Ladybird by Edith Barnard 26:50 Read by Dani Joy
The Drasnoe Pipe-Line by Arthur Stanwood Pier 24:23 Read by TriciaG
Manuk Del Monte by Rowland Thomas 16:04 Read by Brianna Chiles
The Man Without a Country, part 1 by Edward Everett Hale 31:19 Read by Pratibha Singh
The Man Without a Country, part 2 by Edward Everett Hale 32:34 Read by Pratibha Singh
The Foreman by Stewart E. White 22:53 Read by drwebber
The Gray Collie by Georgia W. Pangborn 18:10 Read by April6090
The Fore-Room Rug by Kate Douglas Wiggin 34:29 Read by TriciaG
Cressy’s New-Year’s Rent by Albert Lee 16:17 Read by Julie Fuller
Mr. O’Leary’s Second Love by Charles Lever 30:04 Read by TriciaG
The Rose and the Ring by William M. Thackeray 4:56 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
I. Shows How the Royal Family Sat Down to Breakfast 9:29 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
II. How King Valoroso Got the Crown, and Prince Giglio Went Without 9:05 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
III. Tells Who the Fairy Blackstick Was, and Who Were Ever So Many Grand Person… 11:53 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
IV. How Blackstick Was Not Asked to the Princess Angelica’s Christening 6:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
V. How Princess Angelica Took a Little Maid 11:04 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
VI. How Prince Giglio Behaved Himself 15:59 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
VII. How Giglio and Angelica Had a Quarrel 12:52 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
VIII. How Gruffanuff Picked the Fairy Ring Up, and Prince Bulbo Came to Court 17:37 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
IX. How Betsinda Got the Warming-Pan 13:12 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
X. How King Valoroso Was in a Dreadful Passion 7:02 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XI. What Gruffanuff Did to Giglio and Betsinda 20:05 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XII. How Betsinda Fled, and What Became of Her 12:19 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XIII. How Queen Rosalba Came to the Castle of the Bold Count Hogginarmo 10:22 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XIV. What Became of Giglio 30:11 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XV. We Return to Rosalba 16:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XVI. How Hedzoff Rode Back Again to King Giglio 11:29 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
XVII. How a Tremendous Battle Took Place, and Who Won It 13:23 Read by JodiS
XVIII. How They All Journeyed Back to the Capital 13:26 Read by Lola Janie
XIX. And Now We Come to the Last Scene in the Pantomime 10:03 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson