• May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
  • 57:52 mins
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In this episode we’re exploring the old-fashion idea of “suitors”. The last time you used the word “suitor” was probably around the last time you used the word “courting,” both are holdovers from the days when society dicated that unmarried men and women were to be extremely careful in there interactions with one another. Those unspoken rules lead to some very intricate courting rituals, like in 19th-century rural Austria, where eligible young ladies would keep an apple slice crammed in their armpits during dances. At the end of the evening, the girl would give her used fruit to the guy she most fancied. If the feeling was mutual, he’d wolf down the stinky apple. While the stories we’re going to share with you in this episode don’t involve anything quite that...quirky, we hope you still find them delectable. The Luminous Pearl by Alton Chung (1:47) Twin brothers compete for the affection of a magical princess. Learn more about Alton Chung by visiting: The Sing by Lyn Ford (17:00) Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Bear are vying for the attention of the same lady and the deciding factor as to who will win her hand in marriage is whoever can sing the best. Learn more about Lyn Ford by visiting: Madonna Francesca by Tim Lowry (27:27) She has two suitors that won’t leave her alone so she tricks them into digging up a dead body to throw them off her tail. Learn more about Tim Lowry by visiting: The Lady Mole by Barbara G. Schutzgruber (36:44) A proud beautiful girlturns away suitors because she loves a knight but it turns out that the knight is pretty arrogant himself and doesn’t love her. Learn more about Barbara G. Schutzgruber by visiting: The Mermoose of Muskadunk Lake by Willy Claflin (46:01) Maynard Moose explains how in order to get a mate, boy moose recite poetry; Maynard then recites the “45” verses of an epic moose poem he created in hopes of finding a mate himself. Learn more about Willy Claflin by visiting:

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