Parsons. Folklore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina

Today's free book is Folklore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina by Elsie Clews Parsons. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust.


FOLKTALES

1. Dog and Dog-Head
2. Playing Godfather  
3. Playing Godfather: Tell-tale Grease  
4. Tell-tale Grease  
5. Selling Mothers: Tell-tale Grease  
6. Tell-tale Grease: Mock Plea  
7. Fire Test: Mock Plea  
8. Rabbit seeks Endowments  
9. Gives Himself Away 19
10. Guessing a Name  
11. Ramstampeldam  
12. Woman-Cat  
13. Tar Baby  
14. Tar Baby: Mock Plea (In the Brier-Patch)  
15. Tar Baby: Mock Plea: Refugees in the Roof: Watcher Tricked  
16. Frog Escapes  
17. Playing Poisoned  
18. Buried Tail  
19. Mock Fire: Buried Tail  
20. Fatal Imitation  
21. The Password (Honey-Tree)  
22. The Password (Eagle-Nest)  
23. The Password (In the Store): Take my Place  
24. God Above  
25. Cartload of Fish  
26. Who Dives the Longest: Cartload of Fish  
27. The False Message  
28. The False Message: Take my Place  
29. The False Message: Take my Place: Ants in the Hole 
30. Decoyed: "Fly, don't worry me!" Mock Plea 
31. Playing Sick 
32. The Chosen Suitor  
33. The Chosen Suitor: The Devil's "Yes"  
34. The Chosen Suitor: The Forbidden Room  
35. Tiger's Wife  
36. Tiger's Wife: Magic Flight  
37. The Devil's Daughter  
38. Rabbit makes Wolf his Horse  
39. Rabbit makes Wolf his Horse: Watcher Tricked 
40. Insult Midstream: Rabbit makes Alligator his Horse 
41. Insult Midstream  
42. Dilatory Buzzard  
43. The Lazy Man  
44. House A-Fire  
45. Don't Suck your Teeth  
46. God and Fortune  
47. Only a Lamb  
48. Seeing Trouble  
49. Broom-Straw A-Fire  
50. Tar Baby: Blinding the Owner: Broom-Straw A-Fire 
51. Bewitching the Master  
52. Witch-Man and Rooster  
53. Out of her Skin  
54. To meet in Hell  
55. Watch or Rattlesnake  
56. Watch or Rattlesnake: "Knee-Deep" and "Better go Round"  
57. Tie me Tight!  
58. Dividing the Souls  
59. The Three Dreams  
60. Big-Claw and Little-Claw  
61. The Talking Mule  
62. Racing a Ghost  
63. Purgatory  
64. Chair-Bound  
65. Man in Liquor  
66. Trackwell, Divewell, Breathewell  
67. Master Disguised  
68. The Irishman and the Donkeys  
69. Treaty of Peace  
70. Relay Race  
71. Asleep in the Race  
72. Frog Pays  
73. Escape up the Tree  
74. The Deserted Children: Escape up the Tree: Rescue of the King's Daughter  
75. The Rich Old Man  
76. The Doctor and his Man  
77. The Three Sweethearts  
78. Man under the Bed  
79. The Two Cowards  
80. Minstrel Monologue  
81. On the Log  
82. Gooseberry Gallows  
83. Used to it  
84. Landing is Hell  
85. Lucky Hunter  
86. Lucky Hunter: Tooth Out  
87. Three more Damn Fools  
88. Unruly Children  
89. Splinter in his Toe  
90. The Giant Pumpkin  
91. Hackumsaw  
92. The Big Bull  
93. Gallinipper and the Oyster-Boat  
94. Gallinipper on the Bridge  
95. Sundown  
96. The Widow's Son and the Lion  
97. In Arkansaw  
98. Tornado  
99. Rattlesnake Pilot  
100. Sport on Sunday  
101. The Bag of Stories  
102. The Bald-Headed Wife  
103. Boiling Water on the Rice  
104. Rabbit envies Crane  
105. Sends for her Husband  
106. The Dreamer  
107. Three Men in a Boat  
108. One-Foot Man and One-Arm Man  
109. Worm-Tracks  
110. In the Oven  
111. On the House-Top  
112. Under the Ground and over the Ground  
113. Endures Mosquitoes  
114. Too Lazy to live  
115. The Master Thief  
116. All Mine: I might, and I might not  
117. The Blind Old Woman  
118. Feasting on Dog  
119. Old Bones  
120. Wolf! Wolf!  
121. Dead Duck and Wounded Duck  
122. The Single Ball  
123. Spit on my Hand  
124. Who darkens the Hole?  
125. Fasting-Trial  
126. Wait upon the Lord  
127. Sunrise calls  
128. Guinea-Hen Call  
129. Prayer  
130. Cinderella  
131. Nice to the Ladies  
132. The Widow won 
133. The Murderous Mother  
134. The Apple-Tree  
135. Fish to Every Cut  
136. Buried Treasure  
137. Curry-Comb Fodder  
138. Never shake nor shiver  
139. The Lion's Toss  
140. A Little While I gone  
141. Hard-boiled  
142. Paul  
143. Changing Places  
144. The Murderous Husband  
145. Robber Bridegroom  
146. The Clever Companions  
147. Mr. Hard-Times  
148. The Girl who learned to talk Proper  
149. Suitors who would talk Proper  
150. Old Thief and Young Thief  
151. Gallinipper and Mosquito  
152. The Imitative Choir  
153. By God!  
154. Boot or no Boot  
155. In the Well  
156. The Mermaid  
157. Cow Partnership  
158. Prize Jumper  
159. The Frightened Guest  
160. Three Preachers
161. Illusion  
162. The End of the Family  
163. Sunday Dinner  
164. Jacob's Call  
165. John Bunyan  
166. Crane loses his Fish  
167. The Give-Away (Mock Funeral)  
168. The Music-Box  
169. The Haunted House  
170. Incriminating the Other Fellow  
171. The Boy and his Cap  
172. Duck-Egg, Hen-Egg, and Goose-Egg  
173. The Milk that Wolf got  
174. A Prayer in the Bulrushes  
175. Watch Overboard  
176. How can a Boar-Hog have Pigs?  
177. Bible, or Cards  
178. Stick-Lick  

RIDDLES AND PROVERBS  

Riddles  

Proverbs  

TOASTS AND OTHER VERSES  

1-4. Toasts 
5. John Brown's Body  
6. Grizzly Bear  
7. The Rose is Red  
8. Jordan  
9. So, Mister Brown! (a Dance-Song)  
10. Little Sissie (a Dance-Song)  
11. True-Love, True-Love  
12. Lifeboat  

GAME-SONGS AND OTHER SONGS  
1. Nancy Beulah  
2. Sun and Moon  
3. Lady, string those Beans!  
4. London Bridge  
5. Here comes a Bluebird!  
6. Old Grandmother in the Dining-Room  
7. The Farmyard  
8. Sandy Grey  
9. Johnny Smoker  
10. Who dat a-ticklein'me?  
11. He shall hang to-morrow  
12. Old Ned  
13. The Maid freed from the Gallows  
14. Titanic  
15. Ship on the Ocean  
16. Down on my Knees  
17. Good News, Dinah, Good News!  
18. The Whole World on Fire  

FOLK WAYS AND NOTIONS  
Birth and Babies  
Games  
Smoking  
Hair and Ear-Rings  
Joining the Church, or Initiation  
Mating  
Economy  
Weather-Signs and Star-Lore  
Dreams  
Sickness, Black Magic, and Cure  
Death, Burial, and Mourning  

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