Strange Tales of the American South

Deal With The Devil

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia folktale about a clever blacksmith who, with the help of an old witch woman, helps fool the Devil as death is approaching.

How Brer Coon Gets His Meat

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Uncle Remus tale from African American folklore of how crafty Brer Rabbit and his friend Brer Coon get themselves an easy dinner. Written by Joel Chandler Harris.

The Meanest Man

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from.

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