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PodCastle 434: The Ghost Years

September 20th, 2016

Episode 187 of 242 episodes

byNghi Vo read byTatiana Gomberg The year I turned ten, the war almost ended. The Chinese army fell back beyond the northernborder ofCao Bằng, leaving behind thousands of widows, wide swathes of burned ground, and theirgreat war bells in their haste. These bells were of the ancient kind, tongueless but elegant and struck with enormous… Continue Reading PodCastle 434: The Ghost Years

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