Vagabond Adventures


Read by John Greenman

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Ralph Keeler failed as a novelist, but this autobiography reflects a life well-lived with humor and adventure. Keeler was in the same literary circle as satirist Bret Harte, novelist Charles Warren Stoddard, editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and essayist William Dean Howells. He so impressed Mark Twain that Twain wrote an essay about him called "Ralph Keeler". In 1873, on his way to Cuba, he reportedly was thrown overboard by a Spanish loyalist who objected to his backing of the revolutionary, anti-Spanish movement. - Summary by John Greenman (5 hr 20 min)

Chapters

BOOK I. AMONG WHARVES AND CABINS. CHAPTER I. Prefatory 3:48 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER II. Family Matters 12:09 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER III. A Fugitive 13:20 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IV. A Stormy Time 16:07 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER V. A Boy’s Paradise 7:44 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VI. The Contumely of Captains 10:09 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VII. Almost a Tragedy 10:56 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VIII. Taken Prisoner 11:03 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IX. Squalor 11:37 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER X. A Final Triumph 11:26 Read by John Greenman
BOOK II. THREE YEARS AS A NEGRO-MINSTREL. CHAPTER I. My First Company 8:56 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER II. I become a Beneficiary 10:13 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER III. The Fate of the Serenaders 15:39 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IV. The Trials and Triumphs of the “Booker Troupe” 19:12 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER V. The Last of the “Booker Troupe” 13:27 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VI. “The Mitchells” 22:05 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VII. On the Floating Palace 17:37 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VIII. Wild Life 21:58 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IX. The Performer Socially 11:13 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER X. Adieu to the Stage 8:41 Read by John Greenman
BOOK III. THE TOUR OF EUROPE FOR $181 IN CURRENCY. CHAPTER I. Starting on a … 8:43 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER II. Taking to European Ways 14:31 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER III. Student Life and Wanderings 15:17 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IV. A Fight with Famine 13:48 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER V. The Conclusion 10:46 Read by John Greenman