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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. Hosted on Acast. See 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 ...
 
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Juliet had scarcely taken her seat in Mr. Dinsmore's box when a sweeping glance around the theatre showed her Count De Lisle occupying another at no great distance.She telegraphed him behind her fan, and during the interval between the first and second acts he joined them.When Juliet re-entered the carriage which was to convey her home, she carried…
 
Drift off tonight to two fairytale sleep stories - Rumpelstiltskin and Little Thumb. Rumpelstiltskin is the Grimms' fairytale featuring a little man that can spin straw into gold. Little Thumb is very similar to Hansel and Gretel with children being left in the woods and defeating enemies. A little warning that these classic tales can be a little g…
 
The most open-handed hospitality having ever been the rule at Roselands, it was no difficult matter for Count De Lisle to get himself invited to stay to tea and spend the evening; in fact it was long past midnight when he at last took leave of Juliet and went away.The thud of his horse's hoofs as he galloped down the avenue, brought a... #story #ki…
 
The cold, grey dawn of the winter morning was stealing in at the windows as at last, sighing heavily, the governess lifted her head with a returning consciousness of her surroundings.How dreary it all looked, in the dim, uncertain light! the disordered room, the fireless hearth—fit emblem, as it... #story #kidsstory AcreSoft Story Classic ✝️❣️🗺️ ac…
 
Years ago, up among the New Hampshire hills, lived Farmer Bassett, with a house full of sturdy sons and daughters growing up about him. They were poor in money, but rich in land and love, for the wide acres of wood, corn, and pasture land fed, warmed, and clothed the flock, while mutual patience, affection, and courage made the old farm-house a ver…
 
Tonight's special Thanksgiving sleep story is An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louis May Alcott. A short story from Louisa May Alcott's Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag Vol 6, published in 1882. When their mother is called away to care for their ailing grandmother, 6 siblings decide to save Thanksgiving and prepare the feast. What could go wrong? The Black Frid…
 
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Mrs. Dinsmore carried out her plan of filling her house with company during the holidays. They were mostly young people, and the time was spent in a constant round of festivities.In these Mildred bore some share; for she thought it right that she should do her part in entertaining her aunt's guests. Nor did her conscience forbid innocent recreation…
 
It was at the breakfast table the next morning that Mildred had her first sight of the new comers.They were late in making their appearance, excusing themselves on the ground of fatigue from the journey of the previous day.Juliet, the elder of the two, was an extremely sentimental young lady; tall and thin, with fair complexion, pale auburn hair, a…
 
"You found Mrs. Travilla a decided contrast to the other lady," remarked Mrs. Dinsmore, as they drove down the avenue at Ion; "pray, which do you think is right in her religious views?""There is no question in my mind as to which is the more attractive," said Mildred, "or which seems to recommend her religion the most by her looks and ways; yet Mrs…
 
Tonight's bedtime story for adults is Hunted Down by Charles Dickens. Published in 1859, this is a rare detective story from the celebrated writer. Mr Sampson sees a man at his Life Assurance office and immediately dislikes him. When he meets him at a party, the feelings deepen. Is his first impression of the man correct? Is he hiding something? Ou…
 
Then Jesus took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man shall be accomplished. For He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death; and the…
 
"Dear me! another dull, rainy, tedious day!" sighed Mrs. Dinsmore the next morning, as she turned from the breakfast-table, walked to the window and looked out upon the gardens and fields where everything was dripping with wet, "will the storm never end? No hope of visitors to-day, or of setting out to see anybody. I shall be literally eaten up wit…
 
Mildred had been alone for several hours;—very profitable ones to her—when opening the door in answer to a gentle rap, she found Mr. Dinsmore standing there."If you will invite me in," he said with a smile, "I may perhaps accept.""Do come in, uncle," she replied, returning the smile; "it is very pleasant here, and I can give you a warm welcome. See…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is the continuation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland also known as Alice in Wonderland. In this episode, Alice meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon. Whatever is a lobster quadrille? Our Black Friday Offer on Just Sleep Premium is almost here! Interested in more sleepy content or just want to sup…
 
A bright ray of sunshine stealing in between the silken curtains fell athwart Mildred's eyes and awoke her.The fire was blazing cheerily on the hearth, Rachel was at hand to wait upon her, and she found it by no means unpleasant to sit still and have her hair skilfully arranged for her instead of doing the work with her own hands, as she had been a…
 
It was Mildred's first sight of the ocean. The November air was chill but the sun shone brightly, and well wrapped up, she found the deck not an uncomfortable place; so kept her station there all through the passage down the river and bay; though Mrs. Dinsmore very soon retreated, shivering, to the cabin, and called in nurses and children; with exc…
 
Need help drifting off to sleep? Settle in with tonight's bedtime story - The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Published in 1905, it follows Lily Bart, a beautiful but poor woman in New York's high city. In this episode, Lily misses her train and decides to spend some time with Selden. Certain that no one will see her, she takes the risk. Will she …
 
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany. Therefore his sisters Mary and Martha sent unto Jesus, saying, Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. And He abode two days still in the same place wher…
 
"Well, my dear, what do you think of her?" asked Mr. Dinsmore, addressing his wife.Mildred had just left the room to don bonnet and shawl preparatory to a shopping expedition. She and her uncle had arrived in Philadelphia late the previous night, and Mrs. Dinsmore and the children having already retired, Mildred's first sight of them had been at th…
 
"Your traveling suit is very neat and becoming—very ladylike," Miss Stanhope remarked, with an approving glance at Mildred's trim figure, "I don't think your Uncle Dinsmore can have felt that he had any reason to be ashamed of you.""I hope not," was the smiling rejoinder, "and I did not see any indications of it.""But how about the rest of your war…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. In this episode, Anne goes to Sunday School and Marilla loses her brooch. She is convinced Anne has lost it. Is she right? Our Black Friday Offer on Just Sleep Premium is almost here! Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join …
 
The parting was no slight trial to her who went or those who stayed behind, particularly the loving, tender mother. But both she and Mildred bore it bravely, though the heart of the latter almost failed her as she felt the clinging arms of the little ones about her neck, heard their sobs and saw their tears; and again as she found herself clasped t…
 
Celestia Ann had come to stay if wanted, of which in her secret soul she had no doubt; want of self-appreciation not being one of her failings—she knew her own value quite as well as did any one else."If you've got a girl, and don't want me," she remarked, upon announcing her errand, "it don't make no difference; I'm not perticler about workin' out…
 
It was near noon of a bright warm day early in October. Mrs. Keith was alone in her pretty sitting-room, busily plying her needle at the open window looking out upon the river.Occasionally she lifted her head and sent a quick, admiring glance at its bright, swiftly-flowing waters and the woods beyond, beautiful and gorgeous in their rich autumnal r…
 
Tonight's story to help you fall asleep is The Magic Shop by H.G. Wells. Gip and his father visit a magic shop that claims to use only genuine magic! Glass balls out of ears, rabbits under hats, disappearing acts, is it all fake or is something else going on? If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or your fav…
 
And the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this l…
 
"Ah, good morning, my dear child! Good morning, sir," the doctor said in an undertone, giving his hand to Mildred and the minister in turn. Then with an anxious glance at the bed "How is he? sleeping now, I see. How did he rest through the night?""Not very well, and—""Your mother? where is she? not down too?" with almost a groan, as he read the tru…
 
Tonight's story to help you fall asleep is the continuation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. In this episode, Mole senses his old home and becomes desperate to visit it. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. Sweet Dreams. Interested in more sleepy content or just …
 
It was to Mildred Celestia Ann's parting words were spoken, Mildred sitting in dumb despair beside the bed, where Cyril and Don lay tossing and moaning in a burning fever. Her heart sank like lead in her bosom, as she listened to the rumbling of the wheels of the wagon that was bearing away her late efficient helper. "What could they do without her…
 
"My poor, dear friend, would that I could comfort you!" Mrs. Keith said in tones of deep heartfelt sympathy, folding her arms about Mrs. Chetwood and weeping with her; "but only Jesus can do that in such sorrow as yours.""And He does, else I should die; for oh my arms are so empty, my heart and home so desolate!" sobbed the bereaved mother."I know …
 
"Boom!"The loud voice of the cannon rent the air with sudden shock just as eager waiting eyes caught the first glimpse of the sun's bright disc peeping above the eastern horizon.The sound broke suddenly in upon many a dream, woke many a sleeper."Independence day! the glorious Fourth, the nation's birthday," shouted Cyril, giving Don a kick, then sp…
 
"Oh, what's that? what's that?" cried a chorus of young voices, as Mrs. Keith and her little troop, returning from their morning stroll, stepped into the front porch at home."What indeed!" echoed the mother, as much surprised as any one of the others. "It looks very like a box of goods; but where could it come from?""Aunt Wealthy," suggested Mildre…
 
Tonight's sleep story is a special two hour episode of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Published in 1818, this novel, written by a teenaged Mary Shelley, is one of the most influential stories in literature and is possibly the first science fiction novel. In the episode, Captain Walton tells his sister about his adventures on his journey to the Pole.…
 
"Well, I'm both glad and sorry Horace is gone," Mrs. Keith remarked with a smile, a sigh and a dewy look about her eyes, as the stage passed out of sight. "I'm fond of the lad, but was troubled lest the ague should get hold of him. Besides, the dearest of guests is something of a burden with sickness in the house and a scarcity of... #story #kidsst…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with bedtime stories from The Sandman's Hour. This episode includes the stories The Disorderly Girl, The Poppies, The Shoemaker Rat, Hilda's Mermaid, and Why the Morning Glory Sleeps by Abbie Phillips Walker. Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: …
 
Horace Dinsmore showed much interest in Mildred, seemed to like to watch her, let her employment be what it might, and to have her company in long solitary walks and drives.Several times he remarked to her mother that she was growing very lovely in person and was a girl of fine mind; adding that he sincerely hoped she would not throw herself away u…
 
The Keiths were scarcely more than well settled in their new home when Miss Stanhope announced her intention of returning to Ohio almost immediately.This news was received by the family with something akin to consternation. "How could they do without her?" they asked; "didn't everybody need her every day of their lives, from father and mother down …
 
"Gotobed Lightcap, that was plumb stupid!" exclaimed the young blacksmith, between his clenched teeth, throwing Mildred's dainty note upon the floor and grinding it with his heel, while the hot blood surged over his swarthy face, which expressed in every lineament intense mortification and chagrin. "You might 'a knowed the likes of her... #story #k…
 
Tonight's chilling sleep story is Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. This story published in 1872 predates Bram Stoker's Dracula and is one the earliest works of vampire fiction. Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/support As a Just Sleep Premium member you…
 
The news was too good to keep, and Rupert could not forbear stopping at the smithy on his return and giving Gotobed a hint of how matters stood.To say that the certainty of a decided rejection of Ransquattle's suit lifted a burden of anxiety from young Lightcap's mind, is not an over-estimate of the relief the boy's communication afforded him.He ha…
 
Tonight's mythical sleep story is the continuation of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Maude Radford. In this episode, Gareth becomes a knight and goes on his first adventure with a beautiful damsel named Lynette. Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodc…
 
Rhoda Jane had set the ball in motion and for several weeks similar festivities were much in vogue among the young people of Pleasant Plains. There were other rag carpet bees, some quilting, berrying and nutting parties, boatings on the river, "buggy rides," and rides on horseback.Then as the days grew short and the evenings long, a singing school …
 
"There had better be less talk, if these rags are all to be sewed to-day," remarked Miss Drybread, taking a fresh supply from the basket, then straightening herself till she was, if possible, more erect than before."I can talk and work too; my needle haint stopped because my tongue was runnin'," retorted Viny; "and it strikes me you've been doin' y…
 
"You hain't returned more'n our fust call; and then you didn't stay but ten minutes," Rhoda Jane said in a half-offended tone, to Mildred, "And we're such near neighbors too; we'd ought to be real sociable."Mildred apologized by stating the fact that her time was very fully occupied."Well you and Claudina Chetwood seems to be pretty thick. But the …
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Published in 1844, this swashbuckling adventure novel has been adapted on TV, film, and games numerous times. In this episode, D'Artagnan receives three gifts from his father and then causes a stir in the town of Meung. Want to support the show but not interested in Just …
 
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? And they said, Some say that Thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, th…
 
The neighbors were very kind; coming in with offers of assistance in nursing the sick, bringing dainties to tempt their appetites, encouraging them with the assurance that they were but sharing the common lot; "almost everybody expected a chill about once in two or three weeks; especially this time of year; and they weren't often disappointed, and …
 
"And now let us go on with our story. You have all waited quietly and politely like good children.""Gotobed Lightcap! Lightcap! Gotobed Nightcap!" sang Cyril, tumbling about on the carpet. "O Don, don't you wish you had such a pretty name?""No, I wouldna; I just be Don.""There, dears, don't talk now; sister's going to read," said their mother. "If …
 
Tonight's bedtime story is What Maisie Knew by Henry James. Published in 1897, it is the story of the effect of a bitter divorce on a young child. Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/support As a Just Sleep Premium member you will receive: Ad-free and Intro-f…
 
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