Tales of the South Carolina Low Country

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John F. Blair, Publisher, 1982 - Fiction - 93 pages
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With her tape recorder in hand, the author interviewed dozens of Low Country people, finding that almost every person had a story to tell. She sought out everyone from millionaires to the humblest of coastal people. From their narratives she has fashioned a collection of stories steeped in the history and character of the Low Country. Some of the tales in this collection are humorous, some mysterious. Others are positively eerie. There are stories of killer hurricanes, bizarre voodoo practices and inexplicable happenings. Effortlessly, the author takes us from a gorgeous plantation estate of the 1850s to an overgrown and forbidding cemetery in 1979. And she never fails to keep our attention on this somewhat alien but fascinating world--a world peopled with witch doctors, ghosts, cruel overseers, slaves and world-famous personalities.
 

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User Review  - 55chad - Overstock.com

I found the tales to be very disappointing. Some seemed like common jokes that could happen anywhere. Found myself thinking it was a waste of time reading the story and having a very bland ending. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
53
Section 7
59
Section 8
65
Section 9
71
Section 10
77
Section 11
81
Section 12
87
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