Tall Tales Taller Tales and Out and Out Lies

Three tall ones are past his tolerance level. My brother told him great tales
including how he and his friend would catch a possum crossing the road, jump
out with a hammer and hit it on the head killing it. They would then take the
possum over ...

Author: Sandy Walker Iii

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438999708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 132

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Most of these stories are true. Some are fabrications. "The Gun Show" is one. It is a loose interpretation of an event. If you are familiar with the event, you will understand the satire. The stories, such as "The Great Possum Slayer," tell of a hunting adventure. We are all guilty of doing something to a friend in the name of fun. "The night Before Christmas" describes a practical joke that turned out better than planned! Several stories, as an example, "BB'S & Bumblebees," reflect on our desire to imitate our parents. Several of the stories convey a safety message. "The Hazards of Plastic Bullets," is an example that shows what can happen in the blink of an eye when we choose to disregard a simple safety statement. Some of the stories deal with older people and a time not so long ago. These people believed that you took care of your problem. You will notice in these stories, the problem would have gone away or been taken care of long before law enforcement could arrive. With our modern communications we can now summon the Calvary in an instant. It has not been too long ago that this was not the case in a lot of areas of our great nation. "The Letter," is an adaptation of a letter I want read at my funeral. Surprise, fear, courage, fortitude and a child's belief that they are bullet proof are all expressed in stories in this book. A book of this nature easily causes us to reflect on our lives and events that have slipped into our fading memory. If this book reminds a single individual of any similar events in their past, makes them a safer individual, or makes them laugh it will have succeed in its purpose beyond expectations.

Twenty Three Tales

There are three men standing on the shore. There, a little to the right of that big
rock.' The Bishop took the telescope, got it into position, and he saw the three
men: a tall one, a shorter one, and one very small and bent, standing on the
shore ...

Author: Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602069039

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

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Twenty-three Tales is a masterful collection of children's tales, fairy tales, and short stories from one of the world's greatest and most influential writers. The collection includes: . "God Sees the Truth, but Waits" . "A Prisoner in the Caucasus" . "The Bear-Hunt" . "What Men Live By" . "A Spark Neglected Burns the House" . "Two Old Men" . "Where Love Is, God Is" . "The Story of Ivan the Fool" . "Evil Allures, But Good Endures" . "Little Girls Wiser Than Men" . "Ilys" . "The Three Hermits" . "The Imp and The Crust" . "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" . "A Grain As Big As A Hen's Egg" . "The Godson" . "The Repentant Sinner" . "The Empty Drum" . "The Coffee-house of Surat" . "Too Dear!" . "Esarhaddon, King of Assyria" . "Work, Death and Sickness, A Legend" . "Three Questions" Russian writer COUNT LEV ("LEO") NIKOLAYEVICH TOLSTOY (1828-1910) is best known for his novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877).

Twenty three Tales

The third is tall, and has a beard as white as snow and reaching to his knees. He
is stern, with over-hanging eyebrows; and he wears nothing but a mat tied round
his waist.' 'And did they speak to you?' asked the Bishop. 'For the most part they ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427036063

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 192


Twenty-three tales is an illuminating set of tales by Tolstoy focussing on the different contemporary classes of people. Written with remarkable brevity, the stories are brimming with moral wisdom. Tolstoy delivers a message of spiritual uprightness in a manner which takes his stories far beyond the conventional religious literature. Extraordinarily thought-provoking!

Twenty three Tales

Three steps behind me was a tall fir. 'That's where I'll stand,' thought I, 'and then I
can lean my second gun against the tree'; and I moved towards the tree, sinking
up to my knees in the snow at each step. I trod the snow down, and made a ...

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: CCEL

ISBN: 9781610252096


Page: 298

View: 577


American Folklore Legends and Tall Tales for Readers Theatre

The Widow and the Robbers STAGING: The three main characters should all be
seated on tall stools or chairs. They may each have a copy of the script placed on
a music stand or lectern. The narrator should be standing at a podium or lectern ...

Author: Anthony Fredericks

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591587347

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 326


This collection has 20 tales in the popular theatre format.

Here Comes McBroom

In the further adventures of Josh McBroom, the crops grow so fast, you'd better step out of the way when you plant corn, red barns turn blue in the cold, and words freeze still in mid-air. "As fresh as ever."--Booklist.

Author: Sid Fleischman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780688163648

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 527


In the further adventures of Josh McBroom, the crops grow so fast, you'd better step out of the way when you plant corn, red barns turn blue in the cold, and words freeze still in mid-air. "As fresh as ever."--Booklist.

Three Tales

The pine - grove stands at the summit of the Black Forest ; and in those days
there was not a village , not a hut within a circle of three leagues from it , for the
superstitious people deemed its vicinity unsafe . Also , tall and magnificent as
were ...

Author: Wilhelm Hauff


ISBN: IOWA:31858048229052


Page: 326

View: 905


Write Your Own Tall Tale

McBroom ' s Wonderful One - Acre Farm : Three Tall Tales . New York :
Greenwillow Books , 1992 . Hamilton , Virginia . Her Stories : African American
Folktales , Fairy Tales , and True Tales . New York : Blue Sky Press , 1995 .
Isaacs , Anne .

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756533759

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 614


Writing tips and activities to help readers become writers of tall tales.

Three Tales for Boys

Oh , if somebody would but come ! Anybody Lias Lee , or even grim - looking Jim
, would have appeared as an angel of consolation . I looked up helplessly . Lo
and behold , somebody was coming ! He was a gentleman , on a tall black horse

Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik


ISBN: IND:30000114911864

Category: Children

Page: 331

View: 405


A hero -- The little lychetts -- Cola monti.

Three Tales

Philip , his third brother , ruler of Batanea , was arming in secret . The Jews had
had enough of his ... naked to the waist like the masseurs at the baths . He was
very tall , old , rawboned , and on his thigh he bore a cutlass in a bronze
scabbard .

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199555864

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Three Tales offers an excellent introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest novelists. A Simple Heart is set in the Normandy of Flaubert's childhood, while Saint Julian and Herodias draw on medieval myth and the biblical story of John the Baptist for their inspiration. Each of the tales invites comparison with one or other of Flaubert's novels, but they also reveal a fresh and distinctive side to the writers's genius. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Three Tales

It was with a feeling of vacant amaze, almost rising into fright, that, turning his
head, as he did immediately, he saw a large, gray stranger standing in the room.
The old man rose slowly from his seat to his full height, with wondering eyes a-
stare ...

Author: William Douglas O'Connor


ISBN: UOM:39015030708385

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 320

View: 919


Three Tales for Boys A Hero The Little Lychetts Cola Monti By the Author of John Halifax Gentleman Copyright Ed With a Frontispiece by B Plockhorst

Oh , if somebody would but come ! Anybody - Lias Lee , or even grim - looking
Jim , would have appeared as an angel of consolation . I looked up helplessly .
Lo and behold , somebody was coming ! He was a gentleman , on a tall black
horse ...

Author: Dinah-Maria Craik


ISBN: ONB:+Z254789205


Page: 331

View: 370



... seven two-man teams throwing and holding them down. Then there was
another seven cutting, branding, vaccinating, and ear marking. They'd work from
three-hundred to three-hundred fifty head every day. Tall Tales and Short Stories

Author: Chimp Robertson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481744225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 451


His younger brothers and sisters were in shock. BEN ROBERTSON, fifteen, son of a South Texas share-cropper and with dreams of being a cowboy, started walking toward town. He climbed in a boxcar and rode three days and nights to Channing, Texas where his older brother, FRED ROBERTSON, was working on a ranch. Fred got him a job and Ben spent the rest of his life, mostly horseback. Four years later, his younger brother, ALTON ROBERTSON, also fifteen, walked that same dusty road with the smaller kids running along behind, pulling on his sleeve and begging him to come back. But, he climbed into a boxcar, riding day and night with no food or water, and hopped off in Channing, just as Ben had done. He caught a ride with a supply wagon out to the ranch where Fred and Ben were working and they got him a job. His childhood was spent riding rough horses, rounding up cattle, branding, shipping, and sleeping on the ground. Alton and Ben learned the cowboy life the hard way, by experience. Life on big Texas ranches in the twenty’s was hard. Long days in the saddle for weeks at a time caused many a cowboy to look toward the horizon, in the direction of some small town where occasional Saturday night dances were held. Alton and Ben made many of those rough-house dances where pretty girls were scarce and fights were common and they never turned down either, the pretty girls or the fights. Bucking horses, runaway horses, wild horses, and lots of good horses, Alton learned the cowboy way just as many other young men had done before him. Ride those bucking horses or draw your pay and hike back to town. As time passed, he found a sweetheart, got married, lived in a one room shack without the benefit of electricity, plumbing or running water, raised a family, and served his country in the US Army. Later in life, Alton owned a wind mill rig with Ben, broke horses, worked at the sale barn in Dalhart, Texas, purchased a tough bar in Lawton, Oklahoma from his brother-in-law, EMERY COWLEY, and eventually bought a good grass ranch in the northwest Arkansas town of Green Forest. He settled down there for the reminder of his life, running a small cow herd, helping his neighbors, and meeting the three best friends of his life, CLAY THARP, and his brothers, Claude, Clell, and Clinton. The lives of true cowboys are colored into this account of four generations of a family that lived, enjoyed and overcame the hardships of working on the ranges of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. It is compiled for the appreciation of all who have been cowboys or have ancestors whose lives were enriched by cowboy life. This book opens the corral gate beckoning to the young ones who feel the calling to live in an honorable, hard-working and determined commitment to life that few find nowadays. Enjoy the hardscrabble humor, sweat and endurance of those who have preceded us in this great adventure of the American West. Chimp Robertson

Three Tales

He saw before him a tall young girl , pale and white as the garments which
covered her ; her hair was concealed by a broad band of linen ; her slender
figure was obscurely defined under the folds of her white woollen robes ; her
movements ...

Author: Sophie d' Arbouville



Category: French literature

Page: 272

View: 601


Tall Tales from the High Plains Beyond Book Three

In Tall Tales from the High Plains & Beyond, Book Three: The LawBreakers, novelist Tom Rizzo takes you behind the scenes to meet some of the gunmen and back shooters who roamed the frontier trying to take what wasn't theirs.

Author: Tom Rizzo

Publisher: Thomas Rizzo

ISBN: 0984797769


Page: 214

View: 685


Most of the people who settled in the West didn't wake up in the morning and strap on a gun. Nor did they get involved in shootouts. As in any society, the Old West had its share of bad men and women. The rate of homicides on the frontier remains a source of contention. Some historians say most towns averaged about 1.5 murders a year, not all of them shooting. Others however, say the risk of being murdered was high. In Tall Tales from the High Plains & Beyond, Book Three: The LawBreakers, novelist Tom Rizzo takes you behind the scenes to meet some of the gunmen and back shooters who roamed the frontier trying to take what wasn't theirs. - Bob Rogers who slashed the throat of a deputy constable, left him to die, and then returned to the crime scene to attack the dead man's corpse. - James McIntire, a lawman turned killer who once claimed he talked with Christ. - Cyrus Skinner whose reign of terror ended in a town appropriately named, Hell Gate. Deputy Sheriff Charley Allison who organized a gang to of outlaws to rob stagecoaches. - Lame Johnny, a one-time college student who graduated to a criminal career of cattle and horse rustling and robbing stagecoaches. - Belle Starr, wife, mistress, mother, and horse thief, who died from an assassin's bullet. - Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce, a card cheat turned killer

Three Tales for an Idle Hour

pes nat to rched most even 1 have what even that tall , dark woman , whom that
brighthaired young man called mother . Strange stories were told of an unquiet
spirit which wandered up and down the terrace at Basselton Manor when the
moon ...

Author: C. A. J.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105019662266


Page: 159

View: 355


Short Tales by a Tall Pilot

Jim Lewis. Chapter Three ... weather was at minimums. Jackson, Michigan, was
his home base, and he had landed at Toledo Express Airport because Toledo
was still VFR, but it was raining. He had about 40. 22 Chapter Three LIFE AS A

Author: Jim Lewis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475969887

Category: Transportation

Page: 220

View: 102


When pilots sit around an airport or get together at a hotel lounge for beers or cocktails, they’re almost certain to regale each other, and anyone else who will listen, with embellished tales of their greatest aviation exploits. The longer these stories continue, the more the similarities grow between the pilots’ war stories and fish stories. As the night wears on, the exploits they share are likely to grow more and more elaborate and outlandish. In the spirit of those war stories, author Jim Lewis, who has worked as a professional pilot since the mid-sixties, offers his share of stories from his experiences. Many of these short stories are the result of mistakes in judgment, while others arose from deliberate decisions to proceed made from ignorance. A few were simply experiences that came with being a professional pilot, and two or three were blatant rule breaking. Lewis recalls landing in a soybean field, buzzing a nuclear submarine, flying under a bridge, running low on fuel, and tasting life in the cockpit of a jet liner. Some of his tales are humorous, while others take on a more dangerous nature. All of them, however, offer a lesson for others to learn.

A Book of Three Tales

When his father opened the door, there stood a tall man with a stern look on his
face. “Do you have my rent money? It better all be here or, you will only have till
the end of the week to leave!” His father handed him the money, he counted the ...

Author: Muron Foley

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480962897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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In A Book of Three Tales Muron Foley revisits three classic tales and makes them her own. By taking the stories in an entirely different direction from the originals, she makes them refreshing and new. The stories are written from a boy’s perspective because there is not a lot of tales for boys. The original stories she read and cherished when she was a child. She hopes her new take will endure the test of time as well as the classic tales.

Publish and Perish

Three Tales of Tenure and Terror James Hynes. trict Officer, Ret, listening to loud
and ... The woman, who was watching Gregory over her husband's shoulder,
nudged the man and said in a loud whisper, “He's very tall.” The old man nodded
to ...

Author: James Hynes

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1429975776

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 445


A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year Combining the wit of David Lodge with Poe's delicious sense of the macabre, these are three witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academia—a world where Derrida rules, love is a "complicated ideological position," and poetic justice is served with an ideological twist.

Short Tales and Tall

The Yanks threaten in the bottom of the seventh after Crump grounds to third.
Lenny Edwards has nothing left, and fills the bases on three straight walks. Chub
knows it ain't all Edwards' fault. The Yankee batters have been taking all the time

Author: Tom Lewis

Publisher: McBryde Publishing

ISBN: 9780982994658

Category: Literary Collections


View: 397


Share laughter, shed a tear or two, and enjoy the full range of love, adventure, drama, and emotion packed into this choice selection of stories by Tom Lewis, the author of My King the President and The Pea Island Gold trilogy.