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The One-Hoss Shay

Gelesen von Laurie Anne Walden

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This is a small collection of whimsical poems by the American physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "The Deacon's Masterpiece" describes the "logical" outcome of building an object (in this case, a two-wheeled carriage called a shay) that has no weak points. The economic term "one hoss shay," referring to a certain model of depreciation, derives its name from this poem. "How the Old Horse Won the Bet" is a lighthearted look at a horse race. Finally, "The Broomstick Train" is a wonderfully Halloween-y explanation of how an electric tram really works. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden) (0 hr 24 min)




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Deacon's Masterpiece, The, or The Wonderful One Hoss Shay


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How the Old Horse Won the Bet


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Broomstick Train, The, or The Return of the Witches


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Ms. Walden's voice is light and pleasant on the ear, southern accent I think y'all, and the poems are of the general interest kind that is fun rather than requiring effort to interpret.