Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!
Come down! Come down! And let’s see who you be!
If that didn’t make sense to you, you haven’t listened to this week’s episode yet. And why the heck not!?!? Huh? What’s keeping you?
It is a pretty good one. Ken has chosen a story for Heather by author Harriet Beecher Stowe of Uncle Tom fame. But like, it’s funny, and spooky, and there’s a lot of stuff about poo and penises. So, you know…a Campfire Classics episode.
Heather gives a masterful read despite the story being largely written in dialect (something regular listeners will know our hosts fear more than death by a thousand mosquitoes), and along the way you’ll be treated to some classic ‘90s movie references from Heather, Ken fundamentally misunderstanding what is happening in the story, and a surprisingly long conversation about the virtues of a wooden prosthetic foreskin.
"The Ghost in the Mill” was published in the collection Oldtown Fireside Stories in 1872.
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