The theme music comes up and then silence for about a minute; Ruth changes mics and the show goes on with a working mic.
Today Ruth reads from Mark Twain's "A Tramp Abroad." It's the famous Blue Jay tale. We return to the gold and silver hills of the West and meet up with Jim Baker. It's Jim who tells the story of the Blue Jay, "There's more to a Blue Jay than any other creature." And this we find out in the story that follows.