Tod reads The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft, first published in the November, 1920 issue of Tryout. It's quite short. Warning, this story contains depictions of cat murder and human murder. Dang, I just realized I never recorded a content warning, so I should get around to redoing that later.
Village background ambiance is "D&D Abience - Evening Town" by Sword Coast Soundscapes, available on YouTube.