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By Tim Tingle

Storytelling World/Storytelling journal Award Winner"I love a e-book that provides me what it supplies, and this one does: fifty actual ghost tales, drawn from numerous assets and informed in as many voices, written in order to simulate the language and supply of a face-to-face functionality, and artfully, delightfully done."—Review of Texas Books"Scarcely a web page will you switch during this selection of ghost tales in Texas with no encountering a disembodied hand or a fang baby—creatures bound to surprise the shell of an armadillo. . . . even if you learn the stories out loud or spin them round a campfire, you—and your audience—will be spooked. and you can by no means back saunter alongside a gloomy, abandoned riverbank past due at night."—Patti Ross, San Antonio Express-NewsSome funny, a few haunting, and a few simply late-night terrifying, those tales, accumulated by way of favourite Texas tellers, span a wealthy cultural historical past from the earliest Spanish explorers to the current, from l. a. Llorona (the Weeping lady) to the vanishing hitchhiker. brought via John O. West and John L. Davis, of Texas’ most precious folklorists, the tales contain stories tailored via ecu settlers to their new southwestern settings, extra traditionally rooted legends approximately such early pioneers as Britt Bailey of the Gulf Coast prairie and Josiah Wilbarger of Austin, and people infamous modern cautionary stories often called city legends.With appendixes addressing choice, studying, and telling of news in addition to resources and scholarship, Texas Ghost tales is a full-service compendium for tellers, lecturers, readers, and creditors. Celebrating either the mixing and the range of Texan cultures in the course of the undying tales we adore to be scared by means of, it's a treasury for all Texans and should you really need to grasp us.

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