Siam: Kenneth About the Begging Leper

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Siam: Kenneth About the Begging Leper


A story from the Thailand years. The Landons had a leper who used to come and beg. He would come once a week to the Landons' house and stand under the veranda, begging. The man came weekly for several years, never any more than once a week. One day the man came begging again, but this time he added that he had been stricken on the head. Kenneth went out onto the veranda, and the man almost collapsed from weakness below. Kenneth took him to the hospital and in a day or so, he was dead.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1927


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 82: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" CDs 51-75

Clip Location

Hour 75, clip 9


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth About the Begging Leper ,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,