I love reading to my kids. I know some parents do not have the time to read to their children, or have problems reading. So I am offering bedtime stories, all for free.
This story is The Street Musicians from THE GREY FAIRY BOOK Edited by Andrew Lang
A donkey who has served his master faithfully for years discovers that his master plans to shoot him because he is now old andcan’t work. The donkey decides to set out on his own and become a street musician. Along his journey he meets other animals in the same situation, including a dog, a cat, and a rooster. They all join him on his journey. They meet up with some robbers in a house, and decide they want the house for themselves. Can they drive out the robbers and become street musicians?
This fairy tale is Rated G. No one is killed, there is some mention of shooting the donkey, drowning the cat, and so on.
You can read the book yourself for free at Project Gutenberg Grey Fairy
or you can download it to put on your iPod or a cd here (Right Click, Save Target As):
It’s an all new audiobook. The Poisoned Pen, by Arthur B. Reeve.
Follow the adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy and his assistant Walter Jameson as they track down criminals scientifically.
Arthur Benjamin Reeve (October 15, 1880 – August 9, 1936) was an American mystery writer. He is best known for creating the series character Professor Craig Kennedy, sometimes called “The American Sherlock Holmes,” and his Dr Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter, in eighteen detective novels. The bulk of Reeve’s fame is based on the 82 Craig Kennedy stories, published in Cosmopolitan magazine between 1910 and 1918. These were collected in book form; with the third collection, the short stories were stitched together into pseudo-novels. The 12-volume Craig Kennedy Stories came out in 1918; it reissued Reeve’s books-to-date as a matched set.
This Story is called The Poisoned Pen. A doctor is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend. The letter proving his innocence has mysteroiusly vanished, while another proving his guild in his own hand writing has suddenly appeared. Can Kennedy save the poor doctor? Did he do it?