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July 31st, 2015
Episode 79 of 168 episodes
The shadowy Christina slips out silently for midnight romps while her three stepchildren hide under the covers. And what they hear in the night does anything but lull them to sleep. Frederick Marryat, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. APP USERS: Check your special features to listen to "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling (it's the small "e" in the bottom right corner) I’m pleased to announce that preorders are now available for The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fennimore Cooper. http://store.thebestaudiobooks.com/the-last-of-the-mohicans-by-james-fenimoore-cooper-audiobook-download-p215.aspx Preorder today and save $3 off the retail price of $15.99. Classic Tales Financial Supporters can use their coupon codes and get the complete audiobook for only $7 bucks. This audiobook is estimated to be around 15-16 hours long. Preorder your copy today! Today’s story is about two groups of Transylvanian fugitives who make their home in the Hartz Mountains, located in Northern Germany. Now, it always drives me crazy when you see a film that is supposed to take place in Transylvania, or with Transylvanian natives, and they are speaking German. I believe we have stories like today’s tale to thank for this. Everyone comes from Transylvania, which at this time was located in Hungary, and yet they speak with German colloquialisms. Today’s tale is told basically in the first person, and I have used my regular American accent for the bulk of the family, and a Hungarian accent for the others. It is rather confusing, which is why I mention it before the adventure begins. Today’s story was originally found as Chapter 39 of The Phantom Ship, published serially in 1838-1839. We begin our tale with a query from Philip (a Frenchman) to Kranz as they sail on the phantom ship. And now, The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains, by Frederick Marryat