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7 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 23 Issue 3, Aug 1975
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16370
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The Fool Killer is probably one of North Carolina's most notable contributions to the gallery of American folk heroes. Jesse Holmes the Fool Killer was the fictional creation of Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Evans, editor from 1841 to 1883 of the weekly Milton Chronicle in Caswell County. There have been several letters discovered written by the Fool Killer in an attempt to bring justice upon the fools in mid-19th-century North Carolina society.
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35712
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The ballad of Emma Hartsell is based on the girl’s murder. At the age of 12 in 1898, Emma Hartsell was left home to care for her sick brother; by the time the family returned, Emma had been murdered. The cause and true events of her murder remain a mystery, but two men were found and hanged for the crime. The song in its entirety is included.
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35714
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The folktale motif of an animal imitating its master and resulting in an accidental suicide is shown through three stories. In the three, an orangutan kills itself by imitating the master shaving, although the third story has a version where the animal tries to shave someone else, and kills them instead.
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35710
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A seemingly eccentric schoolteacher in North Carolina confessed to be an important French refugee who was hiding in America until Napoleon Bonaparte could claim the French throne.
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35711
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A collection of often humorous short stories and anecdotes that were circulated orally.
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35713
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A poem about the setting comparisons between the country and the city.
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35715
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While traveling to Mexico and Guatemala, the author remarked upon the convergence of old and new in the cities, from the ancient Mayans, to the present.
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