The Golden Log (Publications of the Texas Folklore Socie by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell

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The rest milled around outside or peeped between the logs where the "dobbing" had fallen out. Joe Sap's story goes as follows: One night at a concert in which I was taking the role of the noble lover in some great drama, I had more humiliating mishaps to occur to me at the climax of that play than ever happened to any actor that ever came before the footlights. My execution had just been ordered by the King, on account of some rebellious act of mine against his Majesty's government and I was led out on the stage in front of the four tallow candles that served as footlights, by the King's soldiers, who were armed with muzzle loading rifles, shotguns and old cap and ball six shooters.

I Want My Big Toe This tale of Euphratus Rainbolt's involves knowing cannibalism. It is type 366. 4, return from dead to punish theft of part of corpse. For a study of this tale type see Wilson M. Hudson, "I Want My Golden Arm," in Folk Travelers ("Publications of the Texas Folklore Society," XXV [1953]), pp. 183-94. Once there was an old man and woman, and they were very poor, and they didn't have any children. They lived all alone. And the old man died. Now, the old woman didn't want to just completely part with the old man so before she buried him, she cut off his big toe.

She was born in Houston County in 1887, and had an elementary school education. " and its answer are found in a fifteenth-century English translation of Etienne de Besançon's Alphabetum Narrationum; see Harrod, as cited above. One time, there wuz two fellers goin' ta steal some sheep. They wanted ta steal 'em a fat sheep ta eat. And they wuz ta meet at th' graveyard when they got their sheep. So they wuz a ole man had been sick a long time, and he live with his boy. And it 'uz hot weather, and the ole man wanted ta go home.

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