Leiningen Versus the Ants

Update: 04-29-18 – Found the SoundCloud version of Leiningen.  Posting it here:


UPDATE: 01-23-17 The audio got lost after my move to squarespace.  I re-added it as a youtube video.

Leiningen Versus the Ants
“Leiningen Versus the Ants” by Carl Stephenson is a classic short story published in the December 1938 edition of Esquire.

The story centers on a scrappy, no-nonsense plantation owner called Leiningen and his stubborn refusal to abandon his plantation in the face of a seemingly unstoppable mass of army ants, described as “an elemental—an act of God!” — Wikipedia

Here is the 1948 CBS Radio series, “Escape”, adaptation of the tale.