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By Francis Edward Abernethy

ISBN-10: 0585224110

ISBN-13: 9780585224114

ISBN-10: 0929398149

ISBN-13: 9780929398143

In addition to recollections of trapping and searching within the large Bend of West Texas through the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, this Texas Folklore Society e-book features a heretofore unpublished outside comic strip via J. Frank Dobie on deer searching and a bit by means of Bertha McKee Dobie on Frank’s curiosity in grasses. Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach, and Robert Flynn take a funny examine their paintings and hometowns, and Kenneth Davis tells stories of souls departing their our bodies. There are essays at the bounty of the tables of the sooner settlers, and the state’s ethnic heritages during the German Volksfest in Brenham. The folk-song scholarship of Dorothy Scarborough, the paintings of Ben Mead, a glance at felony language, and masses extra are integrated during this bountiful book.

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We met a commercial fisherman running his nets, and he was the only person we saw during the whole trip. We learned early not to shoot a squirrel over the water because it sank like a stone. We trailed lines baited with squirrel and bird innards and picked up a catfish now and then. We had a good camp on a clean bank that second night. We ate fried squirrel and catfish, fried hot-water cornbread, and sweet potatoes dipped in sugar and fried. Hubert did the cooking, and I remember that supper as one of the great meals in my life.

It was about the size of a good Mexican rug. It was six inches out of the water at its highest, topped with squishy, ankle-deep gumbo, and harboring a prosperous snake population that reluctantly and with many a backward glance gave up their territory at our insistence. Page 7 That was an intense night, very valuable as one of life's memorable experiences, and very bad. We had no firewood so we couldn't cook sweet potatoes or make coffee or keep off the night's spring chill or provide a bright comfort against the darkness.

I made up a pack of our remaining food, leaving out just enough for breakfast. I then moved my bed about a hundred feet from the others so the boys wouldn't wake me when they came back to camp. Well, I was jerked from a sound sleep by the blast of a ten-gauge shotgun and another and another, on a diminishing scale, so I knew the race was going away from me. I knew we were in for it, too, so I grabbed my rifle and six-gun, rolled my bed and tumbled our provisions into a sack. Then I quickly rolled up Rex and Whistle's beds and made up two packs and faded into the darkness!

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