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Radio play: Vera Jelihovsky's 'The General's Will'

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio. This week's show is based on a short story by Vera Jelihovsky called "The General's Will." 

A Russian author from the nineteenth century, Ms. Jelihovsky is most famous for her children's stories -- but "The General's Will" is not one of them. This story was published in England posthumously, in 1909, some 13 years after her death. 

This is the tale of a famous general, Yuri Paylovitch Nasimoff, an aristocrat and millionaire who is on his death bed ... 

The players:

  • The General: Paul Davis
  • The Doctor: Steve Jones
  • Olga: Maggie Henson
  • Rita, Anna: Deb Davis
  • Priest, policeman: Terry Yates
  • Lawyer, servant: Cary Butters
  • Narrator: Darren Hellwege


  • Script adaptation for radio: Dave Collins
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Editing/production: Amy Humphrey and Joe Hayes
  • Podcast publisher: Kellie Moore

This podcast originally aired on Feb. 28, 2014.