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A treasury of North American folk-tales 1 edition

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A treasury of North American folk-tales
Book-of-the-month club ed.
compiled and annotated by Catherine Peck ; introduction by Charles Johnson

Published 1998 by Book-of-the-month club in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Charles Johnson -- 1.
How the World was Made.
The Boy of the Red Sky.
What Makes Brer Wasp Have a Short Patience.
Opossum Steals Fire.
Ojeeg, The Summer Maker.
Powerful Changed.
The Star Husband.
The Dog-Rib Legend of Ithenhiela.
Man, the Burro, and the Dog.
Possum, Turtle, and the Wolves.
Getting Common Sense.
Ouiot and Frog -- -- 2.
Tall Tales, Brags, and other Lies.
How to Tell a Story.
Ab Yancey's Squirrel-Hunt.
Tall Hunting Tale.
The Dog Who Could Walk on Water.
Old Gawge and the Ninety and Nine.
Uncle Swain.
The Trained Trout.
A Trip to the Moon.
The Snake-Bit Hoe Handle.
Uncle Billy Hallock's Yarn.
I Wish I Could Tell a Lie.
Remarks Made at the Hatchet Club.
Frontier Brags.
California -- -- 3.
Legendary Heroes and Heroines.
Annie Oakley Makes Her Name.
Davy Crockett.
The Colonel Swallows a Thunderbolt.
David Crockett Meets a Bear.
Mike Fink Meets David Crockett.
The Ballad of Casey Jones.
Johnny Applessed.
The Cherry Tree Legend.
Belle Starr.
Judge Roy Bean's Necktie Justice.
Wild Bill Hickock's Duel with Dave Tutt.
Stackalee -- -- 4.
Larger than Life.
The Birth of Paul Bunyan.
Babe the Blue Ox.
Pipeline Days.
Paul's Popcorn.
Paul Bunyan Takes Care of Mosquitoes.
Cal Bunyan's Ireland, Jerusalem, Australia & Southern Indiana Railroad.
The Birth of John Henry.
The Ballad of John Henry.
Annie Christmas.
The Saga of Pecos Bill -- -- 5.
Life Lessons.
Looking for Trouble.
The Bird That Was Ashamed of Its Feet.
A Boy and His Donkey.
Brer Possum's Dilemma.
The Red Rag Under the Churn.
The Two Wagoners.
Annancy and the Yam Hills.
Words of Wisdom.
The Golden Rain.
Why Men Have to Work.
A Bundle of Troubles.
The Robe -- -- 6.
Tricks and Tricksters.
Brother Rabbit Breaks Up a Party.
Tio Conejo and the Hurricane.
Coyote Tricks the White Man.
Big John the Conqueror.
Jack and the Giants' New Ground.
The Boy That Was Foolish-Wise.
The Arkansas Traveler.
The Yankee Peddler.
How Pedro Urdemalas Got Into and Out of Heaven.
Bobtail and the Devil -- -- 7.
The Fool.
The Three Sillies.
Two Tales of Foolish John.
Fido est mort (Fido Is Dead).
The Devil and the Lord Dividing Souls.
Pat and the Devil.
The Riddle Test.
Jean Sotte and the Riddle.
Jean Sot and Bull's Milk.
The Mule Egg.
The $50,000 Racehorse.
Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn.
The Killer Mosquitoes.
The Yankee Peddler and the Innkeeper -- -- 8.
Love Stories.
The Girl That Married a Flop-Eared Hound-Dog.
The Algonquin Cinderella.
La Cenicienta Huasteca.
Fabiano and Reyes.
A Bunch of Laurel Blooms for a Present.
The Toadfrog.
Old Black-Oak Knows Best.
Hard of Hearing.
Farmer Smith and Ma'am Jones.
Lovers' Retreat.
A Tale of Love -- -- 9.
Of Ghosts, Witches, and the Devil.
The Haunted House.
Marie Jolie.
Sammy and His Fiddle.
Tom Dunn's Dance on Rag Rock.
Whickety-Whack, Into My Sack.
The Grouse Girl.
Aunt Tucky.
The Yellow Ribbon.
The Ghost of Jean Lafitte.
The Weeping Woman.
La Llorona Teaches a Hippie a Lesson.
A Pretty Girl in the Road.
The Spectre Bride.

Edition Notes

"Originally published under the title QPB treasury of North American folktales"--T.p. verso.


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