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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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35252
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This article is the analysis of symbolism and folklore in the novel “The Track of the Cat.” The novel contains elements of animal symbolism, good versus evil, fear of the unknown, gender stereotypes, and death.
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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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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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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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35150
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This is the author’s take on the origin of the phrase “he ought to be bored for the simples.”
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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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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.
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35098
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Two brief stories about potential signs from the recently deceased.
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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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35084
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Told from the perspective of an uncle to some children, this is a story of how a hunting dog was able to track down opossums from laying in a wheelbarrow when he was too old to walk. There is a recipe for pine bark stew at the end.
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35025
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Sheet music and lyrics to the ballad “Old Veen,” about a good hunting dog now laid to rest.
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35038
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The article has a preamble that the author had included with her story when she sent it to the editor, who liked it so much he decided to include it. The title of the article alludes to a turtle who wanted to learn to fly.
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35048
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A short story about the superstitions that a screech owl could foretell a death.
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37820
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A few tidbits about snake folklore, ducks, a fishing story, and a tool used for removing fishing hooks.