Brown. North Carolina Folklore

Today's free book is The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore (1952-1964). All seven volumes are available online:
Vol. 1: Games and Rhymes, Beliefs and Customs, Riddles, Proverbs, Speech, Tales and Legends
Vol. 2: Folk Ballads
Vol. 3: Folk Songs
Vol. 4: Music of the Ballads and Songs
Vol. 5: Superstitions
Vol. 6: Popular Beliefs and Superstitions
Vol. 7: More Popular Beliefs and Superstitions

For the contents of the "Tales and Legends" in Volume 1, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust (I have not checked for other online sources). You can find the stories listed and linked in Diigo.



Table of Contents

The Man in the Moon
The Lover's Leap
How Estatoe River Got Its Name
How the Indians Got Fire
The Origin of Negroes
Why the Negro Works
The Origin of the Woodpecker
Jay Birds as the Devil's Servants
Honey Bees and Red Clover
What the Guinea Hen Says
The Maiden-hair Fern
The Sunflower
The Fuschia
The Aspen
The Mistletoe
The Headless Dog
The Land of the Mermaids
The Cows on Christmas Eve
The Poisoned Tree
The Coach-whip Snake
Snakes Swallowing Their Young
The Little Girl Who Fed the Snake
Cats and Corpses
Ripe Fruit at Twelfth Night
Murderer Betrayed by Victim's Blood
How to Keep Corn From Firing
Anointing the Nail
The Self-rocking Chair
Premonitions of Death
The Song of the Saw
Lumber for the Coffin
Wraith of the Sweetheart
Old Quawk
Riding His Horse to Hell
The Letter of Christ
The Witch and the Rooster
'vira Gilberts and Her Witchcraft
Old Henry
Discovering a Remedy Against Witches
Killing the White Rabbit
Sam Guy's Witch Tales
Old Ferro
How to Become a Witch
Transferring the Spell
Ridden by Witches
Witch-ridden Horses
Granny Frone
The Witch and the Silver Bullet
Witches' Salve
Betsey Long-tooth
The Witch at the Shooting Match
Witches as Cats and Rabbits
The Witchery Cruise
A Witch's Death
The Witch and the Yellow Cat
The Witch-cat in the Mill
Boaz Squires, the Magician
Work of the Witch Doctor
Miscellaneous Traditions About Witches
The Little Red Man
The Lineback Ghost
The Creaking Bureau
The Croatan Fisherman
The Ghost on the Mill Road
The Ghost on the Cemetery Road
Haunted Graveyards
The Ghostly Pack
Kadesh Organ
Ghost Story From Dare County
A Handshake
Hants
The Polly Place Ghost
The Spinning Wheel
The Haunted Spring
The Haunted Laurel
The Speaking Corpse
The Headless Man of Stoney Creek
The Headless Woman
The Crazy Woman Ghost
The Bridal Ghost
Graveyard Ghosts
The Bonneted Ghost
The Headless Dog of Brushy Fork
The Headless Man Near the Bridge
The Ghostly Warning
The Ghostly Lights
The Groaning Ghost
The Dying Child
The Parting Ghost
Reward for Staying in Haunted House
The Fork in the Skirt
Bluebeard's Death
Th' Hog-stealing "Waumpaus"
The Three Fairies
The Vision of Aunt Sally Simms
The Curse on Bath
The Heavy Saddle-bags
Blackbeard's Treasure
Dreaming of Treasure
Uncle Bill Digs for Money
What the Mill Said
Wash Bee Day
Deer Driving
He Did What He Was Told
The Moon on the Fence
Cutting Off the Snake's Head
John Moccasin's Tricks
Johnny's Revenge
Johnny's Startling Visit
Meat and Bread and Pudding Too
Why Millie Got Sanctified
I Don't Care if I Don't Get Her
The Back Log
The Two Suitors
Searching for a Wife
The Gallinipper
The Mountain-climbing Steer
The Race
Brer Frog in De Road
In the Chest


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