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35127
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The story of how a giant worm, also called a dragon, terrorized a town until it was slain. The knight who killed the worm had help from a witch, and he and his family was then cursed for not following the witch’s directions precisely.
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35166
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This is a story about a woman who accidentally gave her baby to a bear, thinking it was her husband.
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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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35249
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An African American woman told this story to Mrs. Johnson about a mule that was blind in the time after the Civil War and persevered, and the story teller drew some parallels to racism in their current life in 1955 in Mississippi.
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37885
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There are many people who believe false information about snakes, such as the snakes tongue is a stinger, or that the tongue can inject venom. The snake primarily uses its tongue as an aide to smell and touch.
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35165
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The author explores the origins of the popular story, “the Wolf, the Fox, and the Well,” along with its many variants.
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35735
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Finding his work horse sufficiently tired each morning for a couple days, a farmer sat outside at night to try to catch the person riding his horse. To his fright, he felt the presence of a witch instead.
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35272
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Three stories that feature snakes as the subject matter; “Tenderhearted Little Girl,” “Down in the Basement,” and “The Snake Hunter.”
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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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35096
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Two short stories: “The Mule and the Circus Rider,” and “A Man of Honor.” The first story is about the bond a man had with his mule, and the second is a story that preludes the song “Pretty Saro.” Includes cover art.
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35098
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Two brief stories about potential signs from the recently deceased.
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35100
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A collection of three stories, two dealing with the same witch doctor and the third about a couple who is set upon by a magical creature.