Sunday, July 31, 2016

Parsons. Folktales of Andros Island, Bahamas

Today's free book is Folktales of Andros Island, Bahamas by Elsie Clews Parsons. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


1. Playing Godfather
2. Mock Sunrise: The Password: The Threat Midstream
3. The Password: The Tree Closes
4. The Password: In the Sky
5. Mock Sunrise: The Password: Under the Bed
6. The Password: In the Cow's Belly
7. Mock Sunrise: The Password: In the Cow's Belly: Shoes in the Road
8. Playing Dead Twice on the Road
9. The Master Thief: Shoes in the Road
10. Tar Baby
11. Tar Baby: Mock Plea
12. Tar Baby: Take My Place
13. Pans with Switches
14. The Good Child and the Bad
15. "Pick Me, Pick Me!"
16. Bull-Calf
17. Cinderella
18. The Sleeper
19. Rabby makes Boukee his Horse
20. The Companions
21. Father Found
22. The Witch Spouse
23. The Four Brothers
24. The Forbidden Room
25. The Chosen Suitor
26. The Flight
27. Greenheart-er-Knowledge
28. The Sickly Bird
29. The Fish Lover
30. The Sunday Bird
31. Jack Transforms
32. The Old Witch and the Dogs
33. Incriminating the Other Fellow
34. Tug of War
35. Man from God
36. The Frightened Guest
37. The Husband in the Bag
38. The Hidden Lover
39. The False Message: Take My Place
41. The Mock Killing
42. The Beheaded Mother
43. Mock Funeral
44. The Broken Bargain
45. Playing Dead
46. The Killing Hot Bath: Over the Robbers' Cave
47. The Rainy Day
48. On the House-Top
49. Witchman and Thief
50. B'o' Elephant Tusk
51. Fasting-Trial
52. Reaping-Trial
53. Flying-Trial
54. Running-Trial
55. Bone for a Stump
56. The Horn-Tribe Party
57. The Faithful Girl
58. Diving for Bananas
59. Mock Rain
60. At the Cross-Roads
61. The Man and his Pig
62. Rock with Beard
63. From Bad to Worse
64. The Plug
65. Back in the Same Hole
66. Fishing on Sunday
67. She Sends for her Husband
68. Guessing a Name
69. Refugees in the Roof
70. Dancing at the Well
71. Playing Poisoned
72. Rabbit and Frog Go Fishing
73. The Dinner-Party
74. The Predatory Eagle
75. The Lard Girl
76. Maddy Glassker
77. The Princess who would not Laugh
78. The Sillies
79. The Fig-Tree
80. Changing Children
81. Jack Bean
82. The Brave Little Tailor
83. The Dog, the Cat, the Donkey, and the Rooster
84. The Escape
85. The Dancing Witch
86. Working Witch
87. A Man Turns into a Monkey
88. The Fisherwoman
89. Woman and Fish-Devil
90. A Fish Turns into a Baby
91. Feeding the Family
92. Pot and Whip
93. The Housekeepers
94. A Stone Substitute
95. The Magic Birth
96. The Devil Schoolmaster
97. The Tiger caught
98. B'o' Big-Gut, B'o' Big-Head, and B'o' Stringy-Leg
99. Forbidden Fruit
100. The Grateful Spirit
101. The Gold Hand
102. Jack Makes Fools of Them
103. The Dead Mother
104. The Maid Freed from the Gallows
105. The Deserted Family
106. The Disobedient Boy
107. The Singing Shoes
108. The Fifer
109. The Bastard
110. The Outcast
111. The Cruel Friend
112. The Gold Ring
113. A Man of Travel
114. The Faithless Widow
115. The Baboon's Sister

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