The Story-teller

Maud Lindsay (1874 - 1941)

Are you a story teller? Almost all of us are, you know. Well, these 12 stories were written by Maud Lindsay to be told by someone who can weave the magic thread of speech into a performance that will hold the children spellbound. And we don't need to be perfect, just willing to tell a story; that is really all children ask, someone willing to tell a story. 8 of LibriVox's Story tellers have volunteered to tell these enchanting tales (and sometimes sing the sweet little melodies that are included.) "It was a glad day in the olden time when the Story Teller came to cottage or hall. At Christmas, or New Year; when the May pole stood on the village green; or the chestnuts were roasting in the coals on All hallows eve; come when he would, he was always welcome; and if, when he was least expected, he knocked at the door, what joy there was!Perhaps the story brought with it laughter, or perhaps a tear, but Life, said the Story Teller, is made up of smiles and tears; and the little ones, listening to him, learned to rejoice with those whose joy was great, and to mourn with the sorrowful; and were the better and not the worse for it. And so in due time grew into noble men and good women.Open the door and let him come in, give him a seat by the fire and gather close about him. And then you shall hear!" (Summary by Phil Chenevert and the author's foreword)

Genre(s): Short works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Two Brothers Loveday
Play 02 02 - The Jar of Rosemary Mindy H
Play 03 03 - The Promise Greg Giordano
Play 04 04 - The Plate of Pancakes sritchie1952
Play 05 05 - Little Maid Hildegarde Loveday
Play 06 06 - The Apple Dumpling Loveday
Play 07 07 - The King's Servant Greg Giordano
Play 08 08 - The Great White Bear Zloot
Play 09 09 - The Song that Traveled Loveday
Play 10 10 - The Quest for the Nightingale Ami J.
Play 11 11 - The Magic Flower Pamela Krantz
Play 12 12 - The Lions in the Way Luke Sartor