Stephen Leacock

B. J. Harrison Reads A Marine Excursion

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"The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias" is the third story from Stephen Leacock’s masterpiece story sequence "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". It deals with an exploration of the social, political, and religious aspects of life in Mariposa, while some of its citizens are on a cruise holiday excursion. Spirits are high when catastrophe strikes.
An extremely interesting parody of sea voyages, "The Marine Excursion" is a charming and ironic story, and a very representative portrayal of Leacock’s own view of his contemporary Canadians.

Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian writer, teacher, and political person. During the first two decades of the 20th century, he was the leading humour writer in the English world. His works often satirize in a light-hearted way the social and political problems of the time, as well as the human condition. His most prominent work is "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", where he portrays the ordinary lives of the fictitious town of Mariposa.

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
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