Stories and Legends of Two Worlds
. Exposition Press . NY ,
PZ8.1.D74 St 1960 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A strange, talkative adaptation of Greek mythology to American mountain folklore, heavy on devils, guardian angels, and magic. There is no explanation of the background or method. Simple illustrations. SW (94) is vintage Aesop, but set in the Great Smoky Mountains. The traveller takes off all his clothes and jumps into a stream. The Fox and the Turtle (65) includes a variation of the traditional The Fox and the Crab. Some stories are recognizable Greek myths; The King Has Horns is, for example, Midas' Ears. The funniest is The Old Lady and the Devil.