I’ll Tell You a Tale: An Anthology

Voorkant
University of Texas Press, 1981 - 378 pagina's

I'll Tell You a Tale is a garland of some of Frank Dobie's best writing, put together by Isabel Gaddis, one of his former students at the University of Texas. The tales included are those the author himself liked best, and he even rewrote some of them especially for this anthology. Ben Carlton Mead has contributed 32 original line drawings to illustrate the stories.

These tales spring from the soil and folklore of our land; but more than this, they make the readers contemporary with the times, filling us with the wonder of something past and yet still with us. They are arranged topically into sections whose titles speak for them: "The Longhorn Breed," "Mustangs and Mustangers," "The Saga of the Saddle," "Characters and Happenings of Long Ago," "Animals of the Wild," "In Realms of Gold," and "Ironies."

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Sanchos Return
3
Bill Blockers Lead Steer
12
Stampede on the Cimarron
19
The Maverick Branded Murder
30
Bulls at a Waterhole on the Ramireña
38
Cow Music
44
The Pacing White Steed of the Prairies
53
Black Devil
59
Esau the Hunter
178
The Voice of the Coyote
185
Playing Possum
192
Brother Coyote and Brother Cricket
200
The Broken Metate
249
Where the Gleam Led Captain Cooney
260
Pedro Loco
272
In a Drouth Crack
282

Alacrán
68
Little Aubrys Ride
103
Chester Evans and Prince
110
The Marqués de Aguayos Vengeance
117
Remember Buck
124
Tom Gilroys Fiddler
131
The Dream That Saved Wilbarger
138
Bigfoot Wallace and the Hickory Nuts
146
The Robinhooding of Sam Bass
154
Yaller Bread and Patridge Pie
170
The Mezcla Man
291
The Rider of Loma Escondida
300
General Mexhuiras Ghost
308
Midas on a Goatskin
319
A Machete with a History
333
Godmother Death and the Herb of Life
340
No Blue Bowl for Panchito
352
Glossary of SpanishMexican Words
359
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J. Frank Dobie was born on a ranch in Live Oak County, Texas on September 26, 1888. He graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1910 and received his master's degree from Columbia University. He became an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist. He wrote numerous books depicting life in rural Texas including A Vaquero of the Brush Country, On the Open Range, Tongues of the Monte, The Voice of the Coyote, Tales of Old Time Texas, I'll Tell You a Tale, and Cow People. Coronado's Children won the Literary Guild Award in 1931. On September 14, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded him the Medal of Freedom. He died four days later on September 18, 1964.

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