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This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society includes the play-party in Oklahoma; folklore of Texas birds; tall tales for the tenderfeet; fishback yarns from the Sulphurs; Cajun stories of Bolivar's Peninsula; Paul Bunyan; pioneer folk tales; folk anecdotes; the Texas pecan; African-American folk songs of Texas; old Nacogdoches; ghosts of Lake Jackson; how the polecat got his scent; characteristics of cowboy songs; ballads and songs of the frontier folk, and other tales.
About the Author
J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.