Bacon-Parons. Folk-lore from Elizabeth City County, Virginia

Today's free book is Folk-lore from Elizabeth City County, Virginia by A. M. Bacon and E. C. Parsons in Journal of American Folklore, vol. 35 (1922). For the table of contents, 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

1. Incriminating the Other Fellow
2. Playing Godfather
3. Playing Godfather: Tell-Tale Grease
4. Tell-Tale Grease
5. Tar Baby: Mock Plea
6. Tar Baby: The Lord Dines
7. Playing Godfather: Tar Baby: Mock Plea
8. Take My Place
9. False Message: Take My Place
10. In the Bag
11. Watcher Tricked: Fox Flies
12. Lion Brooks no Rival
13. The Ugliest Animal
14. Picking a Quarrel
15. Buzzard Makes Terrapin his Riding-Horse
16. Why Frog Lives in the Water
17. Little Pig and Wolf
18. Dog and Dog-Head
19. Keeping Pace
20. Relay Race
21. "I Once Had a Brother"
22. Trouble
23. The Escape
24. The Password 
25. In the Bee-Tree
26. Playing Dead Twice in the Road
27. Cartload of Fish
28. Rabbit seeks Meat
29. Above Ground and Below Ground
30. Dancing out Sand
31. Fatal Imitation
32. In Liquor
33. Why Dogs Chase Cat
34. Nobody but You and Me
35. Who dat says "Who dat says 'Who dat?'"
36. Magic Flight
37. Flower of Dew
38. The Little Girl and Her Snake
39. The Test 282
40. Soul or Sole 282
41. Mate to the Devil
42. Woman-Cat
43. Broom-Charm
44. Out of Her Skin
45. The Six Witches
46. Can't set Still
47. The Old Woman, Her Daughters, and the Kid
48. Haunted House
49. Haunted House
50. The Dismembered Ghost
51. Buried Treasure
52. Haunted Bridge
53. The Single Ball
54. What Darkens the Hole
55. The Slave Turns
56. Sweet-Potatoes
57. Master's Hog
58. What did You Say?
59. Master's Fowls
60. Saving Hog
61. Going to Heaven
62. The Lord and Langton
63. Hunting on Sunday
64. The Frightened Guest
65. Dividing the Souls
66. Not Too Lame
67. Skeleton
68. First Out
69. Rabbit-Meat
70. Brick on Her Head
71. Choosing a Wife
72. Hot Hands
73. Chair on His Head
74. The Deer-Stalker
75. Clock Runs Down
76. Moon Cheese: Irishmen at the Well
77. Bricks and Mortar
78. Englishman and Irishman
79. Watermelon
80. Mare's Egg
81. Mother of All the Ticks
82. Three Ends
83. String Beans
84. You, Naither
85. Understand
86. Lumber Business
87. Yah and Yea
88. Judgment Day
89. Cobble, Cobble, Cobble!
90. Silver Dollar
91. Toad-Frog
92. Green Irishmen
93. Trunk
94. Why Shingle?
95. Three More Fools: Mr. Hard-Times
96. Pamelance
97. Who Fills the Penitentiaries
98. Punishment after Death
99. Beating Dead Dog
100. Where's Mr. McGinnis?
101. The Lord's Family
102. Horse and Cart
103. Who Struck Patrick?
104. Missing Word 309
105. Corn in the Ear 309
106. Which Way Does the Road Go?
107. Spreeing
108. Curly Tail and Straight Tail
109. To Torment Already
110. Officers Only
111. Rank
112. No Extra Expense
113. In the Camp Reading-Room
114. Length of Service
Riddles (1920) 312
Riddles (1894) 326

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