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Boogers and boo-daddies : the best of Blair's ghost stories
John F. Blair, Publisher.
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Winston-Salem, N.C. : John F. Blair, Publisher, [2004]

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ix, 128 pages ; 24 cm
"Lady in distress" from legends of the Outer Banks and Tar Heel Tidewater / by Charles Harry Whedbee -- "The hatchet-swinging fire" from ghost tales of the Uwharries / by Fred T. Morgan -- "Sea-born woman" from the flaming ship of Ocracoke & other tales of the Outer Banks / by Charles Harry Whedbee -- "The beckoning hands" from Outer Banks mysteries & seaside stories / by Charles Harry Whedbee -- "The ghost who rang the gatehouse bell" from tales of the South Carolina low country / by Nancy Rhyne -- "Alice, the ghost of the hermitage" from more tales of the South Carolina low country / by Nancy Rhyne -- "The holy ghost shell" from Outer Banks tales to remember / by Charles Harry Whedbee -- "The wicked witch of Nantahala" from mountain ghost stories and curious tales of western North Carolina / by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett -- "Blackbeard's cup" from Blackbeard's cup and stories of the Outer Banks / by Charles Harry Whedbee -- "The ghost who cried for help" from haints, witches, and boogers : tales from Upper East Tennessee / by Charles Edwin Price -- "Stede Bonnet" from Blackbeard and other pirates of the Atlantic Coast / by Nancy Roberts -- "Cleland House" from ghosts of Georgetown / by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger -- "The Georgia werewolf" from Georgia ghosts / by Nancy Roberts -- "Pawleys Island terriers" from more ghosts of Georgetown / by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger -- "The wagon of death" from the hauntings of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown / by Jackie Eileen Behrend -- "Milk and candy" from the granny curse and other ghosts and legends from East Tennessee / by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett -- "Trick or treat" from ghost dogs of the south / by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett -- "The shriek of the banshee" from seaside spectres / by Daniel W. Barefoot -- "Ghostly legacy of the Swamp Fox" from Piedmont phantoms / by Daniel W. Barefoot -- "The evil eye" from haints of the hills / by Daniel W. Barefoot.
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Over its fifty-year existence, John F. Blair, Publisher, has become known for its Southern folklore--its tales of ghosts, goblins, ghouls, spirits, witches, devils, phantoms, haints, boogers, boo-daddies, plat-eyes, demons, apparitions, Doppelgangers, banshees, disappearing hitchhikers, pirate legends, ghost dogs, dog ghosts, dogs who see ghosts . . .In recognition of its golden anniversary, the company offers this volume of twenty stories culled from its folklore collections. You'lllikely be impressed at the timeless quality of the tales, some of which have never been out of print since they first appeared in the 1960s. And you may be surprised to learn of their broad appeal, the collections having sold a total of over six hundred thousand copies. Some of these tales are now being enjoyed by their third generation of readers. If you don't know what a coffin baby is, read "Milk and Candy" by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett. If you'd like to meet a real-life piratewho'd make a better Hollywood character than any swashbuckler yet seen on celluloid, you'll enjoy "Stede Bonnet" by Nancy Roberts. If there's a place in your heart for a pair of lifesaving little dogs who've scampered on the same South Carolina beach for over a hundred years, try "Pawleys Island Terriers" by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger. If you prefer folklore with a historical touch, you can learn about Theodosia Burr Alston in Charles Harry Whedbee's "Lady in Distress"and about Francis Marion in Daniel W. Barefoot's "Ghostly Legacy of the Swamp Fox." The folklorists included here claim stomping grounds from the high peaks and mountain hollows to the flatlands to the swamps to the barrier islands to the briny deep. What they share is a love of their subject and the ability to bring it to life on the page.

Author Notes

This anthology was compiled by the staff of John F. Blair, Publisher

Table of Contents

Charles Harry WhedbeeFred T. MorganCharles Harry WhedbeeCharles Harry WhedbeeNancy RhyneNancy RhyneCharles Harry WhedbeeRandy Russell and Janet BarnettCharles Harry WhedbeeCharles Edwin PriceNancy RobertsElizabeth Robertson HuntsingerNancy RobertsElizabeth Robertson HuntsingerJackie Eileen BehrendRandy Russell and Janet BarnettRandy Russell and Janet BarnettDaniel W. BarefootDaniel W. BarefootDaniel W. Barefoot
Introductionp. vii
"Lady in Distress" from Legends of the Outer Banks and Tar Heel Tidewaterp. 3
"The Hatchet-Swinging Fire" from Ghost Tales of the Uwharriesp. 13
"Sea-born Woman" from The Flaming Ship of Ocracoke & Other Tales of the Outer Banksp. 19
"The Beckoning Hands" from Outer Banks Mysteries & Seaside Storiesp. 33
"The Ghost Who Rang the Gatehouse Bell" from Tales of the South Carolina Low Countryp. 40
"Alice, the Ghost of The Hermitage" from More Tales of the South Carolina Low Countryp. 44
"The Holy Ghost Shell" from Outer Banks Tales to Rememberp. 49
"The Wicked Witch of Nantahala" from Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolinap. 53
"Blackbeard's Cup" from Blackbeard's Cup and Stories of the Outer Banksp. 59
"The Ghost Who Cried for Help" from Haints, Witches, and Boogers: Tales from Upper East Tennesseep. 67
"Stede Bonnet" from Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coastp. 71
"Cleland House" from Ghosts of Georgetownp. 83
"The Georgia Werewolf" from Georgia Ghostsp. 87
"Pawleys Island Terriers" from More Ghosts of Georgetownp. 93
"The Wagon of Death" from The Hauntings of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestownp. 101
"Milk and Candy" from The Granny Curse and Other Ghosts and Legends from East Tennesseep. 104
"Trick or Treat" from Ghost Dogs of the Southp. 109
"The Shriek of the Banshee" from Seaside Spectresp. 115
"Ghostly Legacy of the Swamp Fox" from Piedmont Phantomsp. 119
"The Evil Eye" from Haints of the Hillsp. 124