The Grim Thirteen


Read by Ben Tucker

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

"We began to call a roll of American story-tellers, and as name after name was mentioned, the question arose in our minds as to whether or not every story- teller might not have one story in his private drawer which no magazine would agree to publish because of its gruesome character. The conviction grew among us that a grim story, no matter whether it was a literary masterpiece or not, was hoodooed.

And then the inspiration came. Why not try to find thirteen hoodooed masterpieces by thirteen unlucky masters, and throw them upon the mercies of the public for a vote? No sooner suggested than done. Story-tellers, critics, and publisher for once were agreed. If there were thirteen unlucky stories. in America good enough to print in a book, we would find them and publish them with our appeal for judgment.

So here they are." - Summary by Edward J. O'Brien -from the Introduction (8 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Introduction 8:51 Read by Ben Tucker
The Day of Daheimus 38:16 Read by Ben Tucker
Rain 16:43 Read by Ben Tucker
Old Fags 47:17 Read by Ben Tucker
The Head of His House 23:29 Read by Ben Tucker
The Abigail Sheriff Memorial 59:53 Read by Ben Tucker
Easy 35:42 Read by Ben Tucker
The Draw-Keeper 32:43 Read by Ben Tucker
The Razor of Pedro Dutel 40:58 Read by Ben Tucker
Knute Ericson's Celebration 45:52 Read by Ben Tucker
The Parcel 35:48 Read by Ben Tucker
Back o' the Yards (with H. A. Sturtzel) 33:46 Read by Ben Tucker
The End of the Game 37:06 Read by Ben Tucker
The Black Pool 47:46 Read by Ben Tucker