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Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

B. J. Farjeon

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The wandering minstrel Martin Pippin finds a lovelorn ploughman who begs him to visit the orchard where his beloved has been locked in the well-house with six sworn virgins to guard her. Martin Pippin goes to the rescue and wins the confidence of the young women by telling them love stories. Although ostensibly a children's book, the six love stories, which have much the form of Perrault's fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, have a depth which is adult in sentiment, and indeed they were written not for a child but for a young soldier, Victor Haslam. Among the stories, themes include the apparent loss of a loved one, betrayal, and the yearning of a woman for whom it appears that love will never come. (Introduction adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

42:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:59