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Brother Bill's bait bites back and other tales from the Raton


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ISBN
0803271115,
9780803271111,
Language
English
Category
Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology. -- bisacsh
Tales -- New Mexico -- Raton Region.

Description

In other stories a lion who is accidentally caught and caged teaches a coal miner a lesson; two crusty cowboys come to understand the purpose of gnats and tumbleweeds and why rattlesnakes have rattles; and the Angel of Death is told to collect Hispanic souls or else. The account of a rootin'-tootin' cowboy and his wife who use a pitch-baby to trap a pesky jack rabbit and a fish story round out this multiethnic collection of tales. Recounted in a lively, humorous style, the stories show how ordinary people managed to conduct dignified and happy lives - with occasional help from the spirit world - in a difficult social and physical environment."--Jacket.