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Storytellers sit around Dawse Cook's blacksmith shop in Millerville, recounting tall tells about summer's most hated insect, the mosquito. The stories include tales about how many mosquitoes a bird eats in a day, a chicken-eating mosquito, a mosquito that unscrewed its short bill and replaced it with a long one, and mosquitoes that get drunk from sucking on men drinking moonshine.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 1, June 1983, p22-23, il
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9024
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Jess Greene of Stanly County died in March of 1977 at the age of eighty-three. Greene told some of the best tall tales, most of which were partially autobiographical. One of his tales concerning a mule he owned in re-told in this article.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 46 Issue 9, Feb 1979, p14-15, 37, il, por
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25013
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Many a story has been passed down about sea turtles. From the Hindu tale of the turtle with the world on its back, to the myth that sea turtle eggs are an aphrodisiac all are tall tales.
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35144
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This article features several haints, or ghost stories, that the author had heard while growing up in Wilkes County.
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35158
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Tall tales about some interesting men and women who lived in the Appalachian Mountains. Most were exaggerated stories about weird quirks, feats of strength, hunting, and religious fanatics.
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35153
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This article contains the folktales “The Mouse got Drowned in the Cabbage Pot,” and “The Little Round House,” which includes illustrations.
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35191
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The author narrates some of the stories told to her by her grandfather about the infamous Lowery brothers, who started robbing banks with their gang during the Civil War.
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35194
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The article is divided into two sections: tales about travelers, and ghost stories.
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35263
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The author highlights some of the biggest challenges when comparing tall tales. He sectioned them as the “manuscript collection,” “motif identification,” “computer processing,” “content analysis,” “structural analysis,” ”bibliography,” and “present motif-index.”
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35370
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In the Aarne-Thompson index, Tale Type 62 refers to “Peace among the Animals-the Fox and the Cock.” The opening story is a variation of that type, and the author continues on to analyze similar variations.
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35379
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A tale about a patient buzzard and an impatient hawk is the basis for the author’s analysis of story variations. It is a companion article to one published in the previous issue, titled “The Fox and the Goose.”
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35415
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A variant of the tales “Suppose” and “The Well,” about a hypothetical death.
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35495
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This is a synopsis of the novel Sea-Gift, written by Edwin W. Fuller in 1873. The author of the article believes this to be the earliest example of tall tale narratives in America.
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35581
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A story about how a player hit a baseball onto the top of a passing train, and the opposing team had to retrieve it from the next town over.