Bedtime Stories For Adults offentlig
[search 0]
Mer

Download the App!

show episodes
 
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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more 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 ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Tonight's bedtime story is Momotaro or The Story of the Son of a Peach. A Japanese fairy tale compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. In this story, an old couple finds a giant peach, and inside it, a little boy. Some years later, their son decides to fight demons on an island and meets some friends along the way to help him with his mission. If you'd like…
 
The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the s…
 
Mr. Sharp-horn, the man-goat, was so surprised at what Lightfoot had done in leaping over the edge of the cliff that, for a second, he did not know what to do. Indeed Sharp-horn, who was running very fast, could hardly stop in time to save himself from sliding over.“Look out there, Lightfoot!” he called. “I didn’t mean to make you do that. I wouldn…
 
Lightfoot stamped his hoofs on the hard rocks, shook his horns, wiggled the little bunch of whiskers that hung beneath his chin, and called to another goat who was not far away:“I’m going up on the high rocks!”“Oh, you’d better not,” said Blackie. “If you go up there you may slip and fall down here and hurt yourself, or some of the big goats may ch…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the continuation of Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Published in 1874, this was Hardy's first literary success. In this episode, Farmer Oak talks to Bathsheba Everdene and soon falls in love with her. His marriage proposal, however, might not be well received. Interested in more sleepy content? Subscribe to Just S…
 
The storm was over and the rain drops on tree, shrub and flower, glittered like untold wealth of diamonds in the bright rays of the newly risen sun, as Clendenin and Nell walked down the street together.There was nothing in the looks or manner of either to excite curiosity or suspicion in those who saw them pass.He left her at her brother's door wi…
 
Evening was closing in upon the Scioto valley after a day of incessant rain often accompanied by sharp flashes of lightning and heavy peals of thunder; the streets were flooded, the trees, shrubbery, all things not under shelter, were dripping with moisture; and still the rain fell in torrents and at intervals the thunder crashed overhead, waking t…
 
No, Marian was not quite alone; her four-footed friend and protector would not forsake her, though for a time he seemed divided between the duty of watching over her and succoring Kenneth. When the latter fell, Caius sprang forward with a loud bark, as with the double purpose to save him and to avenge him upon his cowardly assailant; but Marian's c…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Published in 1839, this long novel chronicles the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and his family. In this episode, Dickens introduces the main characters of the story and gives some insight into the business dealings of Ralph Nickleby. Interested in more sleepy content? Subscri…
 
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them, Go ye also int…
 
"One thing more, mother, before Marian joins us," Kenneth said, breaking a pause in the conversation; "she surely need know nothing of the discovery we have made. I once at her earnest request told her of the doubt, and she was sorely distressed by it; to use her own expression, could hardly endure the thought that I might not be her very own broth…
 
Clendenin's heart beat quickly between hope and fear. He was nearing the home of his childhood and knew not in what state he should find the dear ones there, for he had had no later news of them than that contained in the letter written so many weeks ago, and received the night before he left Chillicothe.He had pressed on as rapidly as circumstance…
 
Drift off to sleep with tonight's reading of The Island of the Nine Whirlpools by Edith Nesbit. This story is taken from the Book Of Dragons, a collection of dragon fairy tales published in 1900. In this episode, a Princess is stranded on an island surrounded by nine whirlpools by her father. Nice guy. She is waiting for a clever Prince to rescue h…
 
Down-stairs the woman was moving about her work, stopping now and then for a moment to listen to the sounds overhead."Why don't they get to bed and to sleep!" she muttered at length. "Bill and the boys must be sharp set for their supper and will come in most ready to take my head off. 'Tain't no fault o' mine, but that'll not make no difference. We…
 
The sun had not yet risen, and few of the townspeople were astir, when Kenneth and his faithful Zeb set forth upon their journey.They rode slowly through the almost deserted streets, the master in seemingly absent mood, quiet and thoughtful even to sadness, the servant glancing briskly from side to side with a nod and grin for each visible acquaint…
 
Dale was in his office, very busy with some writing, when Lyttleton looked in."Excuse the interruption, Mr. Dale," he said, holding out his hand, "but I did not like to go without saying good-bye to you and the doctor. He, however, I find is not in.""Good-bye! you're not going to leave Chillicothe to-night, are you?" cried Godfrey in surprise, as h…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Dalyrimple Goes Wrong by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in 1920 in Fitzgerald's collection of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers. Young Bryan Dalyrimple struggles to pay his bills after returning from the war. He is promised progression at work that does not materialize. What is he prepared to do to get what he…
 
And Jesus spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as t…
 
Never since early boyhood had Clendenin borne in his bosom so light and glad a heart as that with which he left Old Town upon the close of his interview with Reumah Clark.One thought—that there was now no barrier between him and his sweet and beautiful Nell, unless indeed, she herself had created one, filled him with a joy and thankfulness beyond t…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the opening chapters of the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. Published in 1872, it is a fantasy novel that inspired authors like Tolkein and G.K Chesterton. In this episode, Princess Irene meets her very old grandmother who lives alone in a room. Spinning. Very strange. Interested in more sleepy cont…
 
Curiosity was rife in Chillicothe and its vicinity in regard to the ceremony about to take place at Old Town, and as the set time drew near very many might have been seen approaching the spot, singly or in parties.Clendenin, hindered by the demands of his profession, was one of the last to arrive on the ground.He found the Indians drawn up in a hol…
 
Spring deepened into summer and still Lyttleton lingered in Chillicothe, though with no apparent object unless it might be the hope of winning Miss Lamar. He continued to be a constant visitor at the major's, welcomed by him and Clare, but seeing little of Nell, who took particular pains to avoid him, by going out at such times as he was likely to …
 
Tonight's sleep story is a special 2 hour episode of Persuasion by Jane Austen. This was her final completed novel published in 1817 after her death. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. I am excited to announce the launch of Just Sleep Premium. The premium podcast for listeners that w…
 
Lyttleton cordially hated Clendenin, but endeavored to conceal his dislike and ill-will under the mask of friendship, haunting the doctor's office all through the winter and spring with nearly as great persistency as during the first week of his sojourn in Chillicothe.He indulged a like feeling toward Dale, though to a less degree; hating him as a …
 
And Jesus spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though …
 
Never had scheme more signal failure than that of Lyttleton for convincing pretty Nell Lamar of his dauntless bravery; he went away from the major's that night crestfallen and angry, cursing his ill-luck and her quickness of perception.Nor was fair Nell herself in a much more enviable state of mind; there was a sad, reproachful look in Kenneth's ey…
 
Night was closing in dark and stormy after a day of clouds and incessant rain, mingled with sleet and snow; the wild November wind swept madly through the streets, whistled, shrieked and roared in the wide chimneys and through the forests, bending the trees with its furious blast, and causing a solitary horseman to bow his head almost to the saddle…
 
Drift off tonight to the opening chapters of A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katherine Green. A young maid has disappeared suddenly from the household of wealthy, respected Mr. Blake. The police are reluctant to take the case seriously. Can her friend convince them to investigate? I am excited to announce the launch of Just Sleep Premium. The premi…
 
The Indian sachems departed, and life in Chillicothe fell back into its accustomed grooves.Captain Bernard left for his Virginia home, but Lyttleton remained a boarder at the General Anthony Wayne, a self-appointed spy upon Kenneth's movements, and very frequent visitor to the hospitable dwelling of Major Lamar.He continued to be a favorite with Cl…
 
Overcome with grief and weariness Nell unconsciously obeyed orders ere many minutes had passed, and as the hours dragged on bringing no new cause of alarm, very many followed her example, even Mrs. Barbour at length succumbing to the spell of tired Nature's sweet restorer.They had a rude awaking. With the first streak of dawn in the east, the sudde…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. Published in 1819 in a collection of stories called "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.", it is the story of a farmer that heads to the mountains to avoid his wife. He meets strangely dressed, odd-looking men along the way. Should he partake in the liquor in their flagon? Methink…
 
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously everyday: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the be…
 
It was long past noon: the sun shone, but as through a veil, a soft October haze mellowing the brightness of the beautiful woods where a solitary figure, that of a tall Indian, was following the trail with long, rapid strides.It was the Shawnee Wawillaway; not on the war path, for though armed as usual with gun, tomahawk and scalping knife, no war …
 
Lyttleton and Nell were in the gayest spirits that morning as they sped briskly onward through forest and over prairie, talking cheerily of the sweetness of the air, the beauty of the woods, and exchanging many a little harmless jest, no thought of danger troubling them.They were several miles out from the town when they espied a small cloud of dus…
 
Can't sleep? Drift off tonight to the opening chapters of the comic novel, The Diary Of A Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. Published in 1892, it follows the daily life of Charles Pooter, his wife, and his son over a period of 15 months. In this episode, Charles is late for work, entertains friends, and paints his bathtub red. Just Sleep Premi…
 
"What do you think of this Englishman?"Dale was pacing Kenneth's office with his hands in his pockets, while the latter, seated before his table, where were arranged various bottles, gallipots, and a delicate pair of scales, was busily engaged in weighing out medicines and putting them in powders.He smiled slightly, then answered in a grave, somewh…
 
One beautiful October day two well-mounted gentlemen, each followed by a servant, came galloping into Chillicothe, and halted at Major Lamar's door.In the one the major instantly recognized an old friend and companion in arms, Captain Bernard, now a wealthy Virginia planter; the other was introduced as an English gentleman, Mr. Lysander Lyttleton, …
 
At about the same time that Nell Lamar met with her adventure with Wolf, important events were transpiring at Glen Forest.Mrs. Clendenin was summoned away to a distance from home by the serious illness of a sister of her late husband. Ignorant of the precise nature of the disease, she was unwilling to expose Marian to it, and though almost equally …
 
Tonight's sleep story, Thor's Fishing by Abbie Farwell Brown, features Thor the Norse God of Thunder. This story was published in the book In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales in 1902. Thor and Tyr embark on a dangerous journey to find a kettle large enough to brew mead for all the Aesir. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me…
 
And Jesus said, A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and... You can read the actual account in Luke 15:11-32, in the …
 
The episode of the mad cat had given a severer shock to Nell's nerves than she was at all aware of at the time. The joy and the new-born hope that sprang to life within her in meeting that look of ineffable tenderness in Kenneth's eyes buoyed her up at first, but the news of his sudden departure, leaving neither note nor message for her, was a heav…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the continuation of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. In this episode, Lord Henry learns about Dorian's parents and their doomed love affair. He then lunches with his Aunt, Dorian, and other members of Society. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like thi…
 
The tops of the Alleghanies loomed up darkly against the eastern sky as it flushed with the rosy hues of a new day; the delicate shades of rose pink and pale blue changed to crimson and gold, and anon the increasing light aroused old Vashti from the heavy slumber into which she had fallen some hours before.She started up, rubbed her eyes, and glanc…
 
Time passed on; a year, two years rolled away. Settlers had continued to move into the town and adjacent country, and Kenneth's practice had grown with the growth of the population.This was, perhaps, one reason why there had been a great falling off in the frequency of his visits, other than professional, at Major Lamar's.It was, at all events, the…
 
Nell cried till she brought on a slight headache, then made that an excuse for going to bed before the return of her brother and his wife. She did not want to face the keen scrutiny of Clare, who would be sure to detect the traces of tears and to make a shrewd guess at their cause.The girl had ample space for repentance, overpowering anxiety and dr…
 
"How did you find Miss Lamar, doctor? Anything much the matter?" asked Dale, sauntering into his friend's office that evening, shortly after the return of the latter from his round of visits among his patients.Kenneth sat at his table, spatula in hand, making pills, a slight cloud of care on his brow.His reply was not a direct answer to the questio…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is one of the stories in the collection called "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes." In this episode, a popular racehorse has disappeared and his trainer has been murdered. With an important race looming, Sherlock must find the horse and reveal the…
 
There was as yet no post-office in Chillicothe, and no regular mail. One came occasionally, brought by a man on horseback, and its arrival was always an event fraught with deep interest to most of the inhabitants.This occurred during Kenneth's absence, for the first time in many weeks. There was a letter for him from Glen Forest, of which Dale took…
 
"There's even-handed justice for ye, stranger?"A stalwart backwoodsman in hunting garb of dressed skins was the speaker, and the words were addressed to Kenneth, near to whom he had stood during the brief trial of Bill Slack.Dale had walked away in company with a brother lawyer, and Kenneth was turning from the unpleasant scene with a thought of pi…
 
Loading …

Snabbguide

Upphovsrätt 2022 | Sitemap | Integritetspolicy | Användarvillkor
Google login Twitter login Classic login