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Do you have trouble drifting off to sleep? My mission is simple. To help you relax, put the stressful day behind you and drift off to sleep. In every episode, I will read an old story in the public domain. So lie down, settle into your pillow, close your eyes, and let me read you a story to help you sleep. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Whether you like a good bedtime story to unwind and relax, or a great tale during chores, or your commute to work, these great classic stories from the nineteenth, early twentieth century and before are just the thing. This is a show preserving old fashioned kids stories, of adventure, challenges, or learning, for modern day story lovers of all ages. Follow for great stories for children to adults! http://acresoft.contactinbio.com 1 John 2:2 Ways You Can Show Your Support: ➡️👛 https://cointr ...
 
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Drift off tonight to The Invisible Man by G.K Chesterton, a short story to help you fall asleep. This mystery is a Father Brown story taken from the Innocence of Father Brown collection by G.K Chesterton. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remembe…
 
Kenneth Clendenin, having completed his medical studies at Philadelphia, graduated with honor, and afterward spent a year in the hospitals there, was now about emigrating to Chillicothe, a town recently laid out by General Nathaniel Massie, in what was then the Northwestern Territory; now the state of Ohio.None of his family were to accompany him, …
 
Our story opens in spring of 1797, in a sequestered valley in Western Pennsylvania. On a green hillside dotted here and there with stately oaks and elms, and sloping toward the road, beyond which flowed the clear waters of a mountain stream, stood a brick farm-house—large, roomy, substantial; beautiful with climbing vines and flowering shrubs. Orch…
 
Summer had come again, and in all the gardens the roses were blooming and giving forth their fragrance. They were in full bloom in all the beds, the young plants bore quite a burden of blossoms, and they nodded down from the flower-pots in all the windows.It was a great rose year. The summer evening lay brightly over Wildbach and all the meadows an…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Published in 1905, the Scarlet Pimpernel is the superhero in the French Revolution. A mild mannered, wealthy Englishman in public and the daring, disguised rescuer of the French nobility in private. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeaco…
 
Then said Jesus, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many; and sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it... You can read the actual account in…
 
Some days later it appeared as if a wondfearful change has taken place; as if the Sorrow-mother and Rose-Resli had exchanged nature's. The woman was sitting with a calm, happy face by her spinning wheel. Then Resli stepped in, looking as troubled as if something had happened which would take away joyousness for all time."What Is the matter, Resli; …
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with Little Annie's Dream, a flowery sleepy story by Louisa May Alcott. The Flower Fables were published in 1854. This collection of fairy stories was Alcott's first published work. In this story, Annie wants to be a good child but unkind thoughts prevail. How will a fairy help her? If you'd like to sup…
 
The woman whom the people had given The Name Of Sorrow-mother was a very poor widow. She Has Seen Better Days, and was not accustomed to beg; she starved and suffered in silence, told her trouble only to the Dear Lord, and sought in Him alone to find the consolation she needed. Her Husband,who had been a tailor, died young and left her only one son…
 
Dietrich, the sheriff of Wildbach, who had once owned considerable property, had for several years been falling into bad ways and by this means had lost his position and his salary. His only occupation was cutting a few tufts of grass from his uncul-tivated fields, and carrying it home to feed his poor little goat; for himself and his foster-child …
 
Tonight's sleep story is Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence. Published in 1920, it follows the Brangwen sisters and their relationships before the First World War. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or yo…
 
There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall... You can read the account in Luke…
 
Sniffy, the other little beaver boy, who was plastering up a hole in the dam with some mud, was so surprised at hearing Toto call that for a moment he did not answer. Then, when he had looked up and had seen his brother walking toward him, Sniffy cried:“Is it really you, Toto? Have you come back to us? Where have you been and what happened to you?”…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with the opening chapters of Lorna Doone by R.D Blackmore. Published in 1869 but set in the 17th century, it is the story of John Ridd and his relationship with the Doone clan (who murdered his father), particularly their daughter Lorna Doone. In this episode, John reminisces about his school days in Ti…
 
Shut tightly in the cage on the deck of the houseboat, Toto looked across the water. The boat was moving slowly along. It was near the bank of the river, and some of the trees were so close that the boat brushed the branches as it moved along.Suddenly Toto heard a voice speaking to him in the beloved animal language he knew so well.“Hello there, be…
 
True enough, Toto, the bustling beaver, was caught in a trap. Some one had set the trap in the woods, covering it over with dried leaves so it could not be seen. And an apple had been put near the trap, so that it would attract, or call by its smell, some animal. And Toto was that animal.“Snap!” had gone the jaws of the trap, closing together on To…
 
Toto looked up in the tree from which the mewing noise came. There he saw a black cat. The cat sat in a place where a branch joined the main trunk of the tree, and Toto wondered why, if she got up there, she could not get down.“What happened to you?” asked the beaver boy.“A dog chased me,” was the answer. “I was out walking in the fields, and a dog…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with stories from Aesop's Fables. Drift off to many familiar stories like the Tortoise and the Hare and the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Aesop, a storyteller from Ancient Greece, has been credited with fables told over several centuries after his death. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coff…
 
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law ? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;and thy neighbor as thy…
 
By this time Bobbie had forgotten all about the tramps who took the jewelry. He was thinking only of catching Toto.“Oh ho! You’re a fine, fat one!” laughed Bobbie. “I’d like you for a pet!”“I’ve got to get away as fast as I can!” thought Toto. “I wish I had not come so far from the dam and the water back of it. If I could find some deep water now I…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the continuation of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This book was published in 1811. It follows the romance and heartbreak of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in the late 1700s. In this episode, the Dashwoods move to and settle in at Barton Park. Edward does not visit and Marianne has a romantic first encounter with Mr Will…
 
Toto, being only a beaver, did not know very much about the different things that men do. Toto knew how to gnaw down trees, how to strip off bark when he was hungry, how to dig canals for the water to run in and float logs for the dam, and he knew how to help make dams. But he never thought of going into another beaver’s house and taking the bark w…
 
Now, the tramps who had built the shack of bark in the woods knew nothing about beavers and their ways. The tramps did not know that when a beaver whacks his tail on the ground it means danger from a falling tree, or from something else.But the tramps in the shack, toward which was falling the tree Toto and Sniffy had gnawed down—these tramps heard…
 
Crouching down behind a green bush, Toto, the bustling beaver, kept very quiet and watched the tramps. He was not at all bustling now, however. He was not doing any work. Instead he was watching to see if the tramps were going to do any work.But you know better what tramps are than did Toto. living as best they can, putting up an old shack or a bar…
 
Tonight's sleep story is The Miraculous Pitcher - an adaptation of a Greek myth by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was first published in 1851 in his collection of stories called "A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys". It is the retelling of the tale of Baucis and Philemon being kind to two strangers when the villagers chose to throw mud at them and set dogs o…
 
And Peter came to Jesus and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon,…
 
Toto, the bustling beaver, ran as fast as he could and took shelter under a big rock that made a place like a little cave on the side of the hill.“What’s the matter?” asked Don, the dog. “Are you afraid because I told you about the tramps?”“Oh, no,” answered Toto. “But didn’t you hear that thumping sound just now?”“Yes, I heard it,” answered Don. “…
 
Drift off tonight to The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells, a short story to help you fall asleep. Published in 1906, it is narrated by Redmond who recounts his friend Wallace telling him of his encounters with a long white wall and a green door throughout his life. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffe…
 
You may well believe that Toto and Sniffy did not lose any time diving down under water as soon as they heard their father tell them to do so. Many times before, when they were first learning to swim, they had dived down quickly like this just after they had poked up their noses to get a breath of air. And always their father or mother had swum wit…
 
Toto, the little beaver boy, was a bright, bustling chap. He was what is called a “hustler” or a “bustler”—that is, some one always ready for work or play. But just now, as Toto saw the little girl coming toward the bush where he was hidden, he did not know what to do.“But I’m going to do something!” thought the beaver boy. “I’m not going to let he…
 
“Toto! Toto! Where are you?”There was no answer to this call, which Mrs. Beaver, the mother of Toto, sounded as she climbed up on the ice and looked around for her little boy. Mrs. Beaver sat on her broad, flat tail, which really made quite a good seat, and with her sharp eyes she looked up and down Winding River for a sight of Toto. Then she calle…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a short story to help you fall asleep. Published in 1892, it is considered an early piece of American feminist literature. The narrator and her husband rent an ancestral home for three months so she can relax and recover from her "nervous" condition. But the yell…
 
And one of the company said unto Him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And He said unto him, Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you? And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.And He spake a parable unto …
 
Do the boys get out of the mine alive? Does Bennie receive his sight? Find out in this final episode of The Blind Brother. ✝️❣️🗺️ AcreSoft Story Classic acresoft.com cointr.ee/acresoft
 
“Why, lads!” exclaimed Rennie; “lads!” Then, flashing the light of his lamp into the boys’ faces, “What, Tom, is it you? you and the blind brither? Ah! but it’s main bad for ye, bairnies, main bad—an’ warse yet for the poor mither at hame.”When Tom first recognized Rennie, he could not speak for fear and amazement. The sudden thought that he and Be…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of a listeners' favourite, Anne of Green Gables. This classic Canadian novel was published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan girl, mistakenly sent to the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. In this episode, Mrs Rachel Lynde comes to Green Gables to inspect Anne. Harsh …
 
It was true. Carolan’s quick eye had noticed the opportunity for Rennie to escape, and his fertile brain had been swift in planning an immediate rescue. The few members of his order that he could find on the instant were gathered together; there was a sudden onslaught at a dark corner of the Court-House Square; the sheriff and his deputy lay prone …
 
Pale and trembling, Tom passed out into the aisle and down around the jury-box, and stepped upon the little railed platform.In impressive tones, the clerk administered to him the oath, and he kissed the Holy Bible and swore to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”The whole truth!The words echoed and re-echoed through his min…
 
Tom turned his head away, and covered his face with his hands. This was cruel. For the first time in his life, he was glad Bennie could not see him. But he felt that it was necessary for him to say something, so he stammered out,—“Well, I was only just s’posin’, you know. Course, no honest fellow’d do that; but if they’ll only get to work again, we…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child. A Japanese fairy tale compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. In this story, an old bamboo cutter finds a bright being amongst his bamboo one day. She grows up to be beautiful and pu…
 
And when much people were gathered together, out of every city, Jesus spake by a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way- side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fel…
 
And Tom yielded.The whisperings of conscience were drowned in the anticipation of Bennie’s joy. The fear of personal violence would not have conquered him; neither would the fallacious argument of compensation by destruction have done so. But that vision of Bennie, with eyes that could look into his eyes, with eyes that could see the houses and the…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the continuation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Published in 1837, this social novel explores the themes of poverty, class, and injustice in 19th century England. In this episode, a chimney sweep is interested in taking Oliver on as an apprentice. After all, he needs money for his rent! If you'd like to support the pod…
 
For a long time Bennie lay there, pitifully weeping. Then, away off somewhere in the mine, he heard a noise. He lifted his head. By degrees the noise grew louder; then it sounded almost like footsteps. Suppose it were some one coming; suppose it were Tom! The light of hope flashed up in Bennie’s breast with the thought.But the sound ceased, the sti…
 
The Dryden Mine, in the Susquehanna coal-fields of Pennsylvania, was worked out and abandoned long ago. To-day its headings and airways and chambers echo only to the occasional fall of loosened slate, or to the drip of water from the roof. Its pillars, robbed by retreating workmen, are crumbling and rusty, and those of its props which are still sta…
 
The next spring, when the country was covered with verdure and flowers, the Count, accompanied by his wife, and daughter, and Mary, went to his home at Eichbourg. Towards evening they approached the village, and when Mary saw in the light of the setting sun the familiar church steeple, the Castle, and the cottage where she had spent so many happy y…
 
Can't fall asleep? Drift off tonight to Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please follow the podcast…
 
And it came to pass that Jesus entered into a ship and sat. And when He saw a great multitude He said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what... You can read the actual account in Matthew 13, and Mark 4, in the Bible. #Biblestories #truestory AcreSoft Story Classic ✝️❣️🗺️ acresoft.com cointr.ee/acresoft…
 
And now we must return to Mary whom we left in her new surroundings.Immediately after leaving Pine Farm, Mary went with the Count's family to the city, in which they spent part of every year. While they were there, a clergyman came one morning to their residence and asked to see Mary. He told her that he was charged with a message for her from a pe…
 
Tonight's sleep story is A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Published in May 1922, (a hundred years ago!), it is a poignant tale about greed, hypocrisy, and insecurity. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here -…
 
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