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By Francis Edward Abernethy

In addition to recollections of trapping and searching within the gigantic Bend of West Texas in the course of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, this Texas Folklore Society ebook contains a heretofore unpublished outside caricature by way of J. Frank Dobie on deer searching and a section through Bertha McKee Dobie on Frank’s curiosity in grasses. Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach, and Robert Flynn take a funny examine their paintings and hometowns, and Kenneth Davis tells stories of souls departing their our bodies. There are essays at the bounty of the tables of the sooner settlers, and the state’s ethnic heritages during the German Volksfest in Brenham. The folk-song scholarship of Dorothy Scarborough, the paintings of Ben Mead, a glance at legal language, and lots more and plenty extra are incorporated during this bountiful book.

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The time was Easter and the resurrection of life on the Neches. We put the home-made, scrap lumber boat in the river on Highway 59, south of Diboll. Hubert Mott's dad and his wife Evelyn Page 5 and my Hazel had hauled us down there, and they stood on the bank looking doubtful at best as their voyageurs pushed off in the Neches at flood stage with a fine rain falling. We waved cheerily and then began paddling frantically trying to get around the bend and out of sight before we and the boat and all our gear sank from the water spewing in through all the cracks and old nail holes.

Lucky for me too, because the way I was traveling, I would have leaped through the hole in the wall and landed astraddle of the lion, and I'm sure that would have smarted quite a bit. Frank was so excited he couldn't even help skin the deer. He wanted to carry the lion out whole! I finally got him to gut the lion, and we took one quarter of the deer meat and the lion and started for camp, which was about six miles away. ) Down in the bottom of this canyon it was a cold twenty degrees, but out of the wind it was a hard pull to the top and we raised a sweat!

These were his years as a trapper and hunter, when he lived off the bounty of the woods, when he and the land were both young and surging with life. Rusty Hill left the woods when the Depression knocked the bottom out of the fur market and never went back to it as a living. During the Depression he worked in the East Texas oil fields, he followed the wheat harvest, picked berries, and worked at any job he could to support his mother and his brothers and sisters. He got into construction work in the shipyards, stayed with construction during his Navy hitch in WWII, and continued after the war, building bridges, dams, and plants all over the United States.

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