"Some of these stories about the likes of the hoop snake, swamp auger, and other high-country creatures are already familiar; still, this is a good additional collection, enlivened with occasional tongue-in-cheek drawings. (Folklore. 10-13)"
There's not too much exaggeration in these retold tales, collected from a backwoods region where the coffee's so strong that the spoon doesn't just stand upright, it dissolves, and winters are so cold that residents have to punch the air a few times if they want to take a deep breath—not much out of line in the account of how champion logger Bill Greenfield hauled a giant pancake griddle with the help of his blue ox Babe (not quite so small or weak as young Paul Bunyan's).
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