Uncle Jim: 101 Selected: 101 Selected

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Xlibris Corporation, May 31, 2011 - Fiction - 316 pages
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Uncle Jim is a composite character based on people, their personalities, actions, and adventures in Wayne County, Tennessee, especially in the town of Clifton. I mainly knew these people during my childhood or when I was a young adult. Most of the Uncle Jim stories have some semblance of truth, some more than others, of course, but very few of the stories are totally fictional. If asked what these stories are about, I would mention the love of the outdoors as shown by Corey Ford, the feeling of being lost as reflected in the Nick Adams stories by Ernest Hemingway, and the ironic humor found in the writings of Mark Twain and O. Henry. But, as the reader will discover, regardless of the influences, Uncle Jim is his own man. These stories were originally published in the WAYNE COUNTY NEWS and CLIFTON LEDGER (defunct since 1980). A special “thank you” is extended to the Gillham Foundation.
 

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Contents

The Cow Patties
178
The Luck
180
The Big Time Fisherman
182
The Baited Field
185
The Biggest Liar In Wayne County
189
The Jury Duty
191
The Graveyard
193
The Triple Kill
195

The Man From Wayne County
43
The Contacts
46
The ShotDead Truck
48
The Proposal
51
The Bachelor
56
The Answered Prayers
59
The Flood That Never Came
62
The Tree
66
The Mosquitoes
69
The Bank Note
72
The Reloads
75
The Ghost Of The Bone Picker
78
The Spotlighters
81
The Tree Stand
84
The Resolution
87
The Ice Slide
90
The Camping Trip
92
The First Flight
97
The Son Of King
100
The Only Way To Fish
104
The Court Case
107
The Creek
113
The Bear
115
The Hellfire Revival
118
The Tick Goats
121
The False Teeth
124
The Tricky Tracks
127
The Bugger Field
129
The Butterball
132
The Day Uncle Jim Lost Cecil Pulley
135
The Realization
139
The Mysterious Deer
141
The Push
145
The Almost Hero
149
The Christmas Program
152
The Driving Deer
155
The Time Of Defeat
157
The Letter To Uncle Sam
159
The Politicians
161
The Hostage
164
The Razorback
167
The Cowboys And Indians
170
The Broken Arms
175
The Jay Hollow
198
The Royalty
201
The Bridge Club
204
The Wheeler Dealer
207
The OK Corral
210
The Kittens
213
The Lesson
218
The Garden Tiller
221
The Hypochondriac
225
The Chicken Whipping
228
The Safety Message
230
The Snapping Turtle Mystery
233
The Revenge
237
The Financial Wizard
240
The Week Of Tomorrows
243
The Memories
245
The Biggest Fishing Lie Ever Told
247
The Last Generation
250
The Armadillo Mystery
253
The Terrapin Race
256
The Need For Soap
258
The Boat Plug
260
The Ross Creek Massacre
263
The Dummy
266
The Good Samaritan
268
The Winter Swim
271
The Basketball Game
273
The Kick
276
The Family Jewels
279
The Election Workers
282
The 20th Century
284
The Apple Juice Trick
286
The Trip To Heaven
289
The Letter Of Recovery
293
The Numbers
295
The Writer
297
The Spirit Of Christmas Past
300
The Trapped Trapper
303
The Old Man
306
The Sledgehammer
309
The War
311
The Final Episode
315
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