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The doctor to the dead : grotesque legends and folk tales of Old Charleston

Author: John Bennett
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'You ask for a story, I will tell you one, fact for fact and true for true...' So begins 'Crook-neck Dick,' one of twenty-three stories in this beguiling collection of Charleston folk tales. Derived from African-American legends, these haunting fables have entertained generations of Charlestonians with their storytelling magic." -- Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bennett
ISBN: 1570030405 9781570030406
OCLC Number: 31074933
Notes: Originally published: New York : Rinehart, 1946.
Description: xxix, 260 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Doctor to the dead --
Death of the wandering Jew --
Madame Margot --
Black constable --
Tales from the Trapman Street Hospital --
All God's children had wings --
Measure of grief --
Enchanted cloak --
Young wife whose vine meloned beyond the fence --
Death and the two bachelors --
When the dead sang in their graves --
Rolling Rio and the gray man --
Remember service --
Young girl's virtue preserved by the devil --
Crook-neck Dick --
Louie Alexander --
Apothecary and the mermaid --
Man who wouldn't believe he was dead --
Daid Aaron I and II --
Buried treasure; or, the two bold fishermen.
Other Titles: Grotesque legends and folk tales of Old Charleston
Responsibility: by John Bennett.

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"'You ask for a story, I will tell you one, fact for fact and true for true...' So begins 'Crook-neck Dick,' one of twenty-three stories in this beguiling collection of Charleston folk tales. Derived from African-American legends, these haunting fables have entertained generations of Charlestonians with their storytelling magic." -- Back cover.

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