Tales of Old-time Texas

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byJ. Frank Dobie

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It is for good reason that J. Frank Dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller. With his eye for color and detail, his ear for the rhythm of language and song, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages. This he does in Tales of Old-Time Texas, a heartwarming array of twenty-eight stories filled with vivid characters, exciting historical episodes, and traditional themes. As Dobie himself says: "Any tale belongs to whoever can best tell it." Here, then, is a collection of the best Texas tales—by the Texan who can best tell them.

Dobie's recollections include such classics in Lone Star State lore as the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the legend of the Texas bluebonnet, the story of the Wild Woman of the Navidad, and the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs. Other stories in this outstanding collection regale us with odd and interesting characters and events: the stranger of Sabine Pass, the Apache secret of the Guadalupes, the planter who gambled away his bride, and the Robinhooding of Sam Bass. These stories, and many more, make Tales of Old-Time Texas a beloved classic certain to endure for generations.

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It is for good reason that J. Frank Dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller. With his eye for color and detail, his ear for the rhythm of language and song, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages. This he does in Tales of O...

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It is for good reason that J. Frank Dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller. With his eye for color and detail, his ear for the rhythm of language and son, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages. This he does in Tales of Ol...

American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist J. Frank Dobie was born on a ranch in Live Oak County, Texas, on September 26, 1888. He graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1910 and received his master's degree from Columbia University in New York City. He wrote numerous books depicting life in rural Texa...

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IntroductionPart OneCorn Dodgers and San Jacinto CornThe Wild Woman of the NavidadThe Dream That Saved WilbargerBigfoot Wallace and the Hickory NutsJim Bowie's KnifeThe Robinhooding of Sam BassPart Two Northers, Drouths and SandstormsFrozen Inside a Buffalo HideThe Cold-Nosed HoundsHoney in the RockPart ThreeThe Texas BluebonnetThe Headless Horseman of the MustangsA Ranch on the Nueces Desperate RidesThe Planter Who Gambled Away His BridePart FourThe Panther's ScreamBears Are Intelligent PeopleOld Bill, Confederate AllyPart FiveColonel Abercrombie's MoleThe Green Powder Keg In a Drouth CrackThe Stranger of Sabine PassLongworth's Vicey-versey MapGuarded by RattlesnakesThe Apache Secret of the GuadalupesO. Henry's Treasure HuntWhere Did Sam McFarland Cross the Colorado? The Mezcla ManNotes and Credits Index