Byron the Elf: It's time now once again for

S.L.: Hello, boys and girls! Today's story is one that I'd like to call, "The Pony Express."

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S.L.: Once upon a time, two men named Mr. Wells and Mr. Fargo had a marvelous dream. Since it was very difficult and took a long long time to get a letter from the East coast to the West coast, they devised a system called "The Pony Express."

It was a daring venture, whereby a select group of brave men would ride rapidly across the breadth of the nation, stopping at relay stations along the way, to change onto fresh horses.

With great fanfare and ceremony, the first rider took the mail in New York, and headed Pennsylvania, then Ohio, across the Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and into New Mexico and then Arizona.

Finally the rider raced into California, but there, alas, the project met its downfall.

The Pony Express became hopelessly lost, somewhere around the Sunset Boulevard off-ramp of the Los Angeles Freeways, and was never heard from again.

B: Thank you, Story Lady. Be listening next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady will tell the chilling tale of "Wyatt Earp and The Gunfight at the Roger Wagner Chorale."

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