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Grandfather tales : American-English folk tales

Author: Richard Chase; Berkeley Williams
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1976.
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A noted American folklorist presents tales that have been handed down for generations in the hills of North Carolina and Virginia, some with origins in England, all with an American flavor.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Chase; Berkeley Williams
ISBN: 0395066921 9780395066928 0395561507 9780395561508
OCLC Number: 43854904
Notes: Collected and retold by Richard Chase.
Description: ix, 239 p. : ill., music ; 20 cm.
Contents: Old-Christmas eve --
Gallymanders! Gallymanders! --
Wicked John and the devil --
Mutsmag --
Whitebear Whittington --
The outlaw boy --
Sody Sallyraytus --
The old sow and the three shoats --
How Bobtail beat the devil --
Old Dry Frye --
Catskins --
Ashpet --
Like meat loves salt --
Soap, soap, soap! --
The skoonkin huntin' --
Presentneed, Bymeby, and Hereafter --
Sam and Sooky --
The two old women's bet --
The two lost babes --
Only a fair day's huntin' --
The tall cornstalk --
Old Roaney --
Old One-Eye --
The green gourd --
Chunk o' meat
Responsibility: selected and edited by Richard Chase ; illustrated by Berkeley Williams, Jr.

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A noted American folklorist presents tales that have been handed down for generations in the hills of North Carolina and Virginia, some with origins in England, all with an American flavor.

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