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The Doctor to the Dead

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"You ask for a story. I will tell you one, fact for fact and true for true...." So begins "Crook-Neck Dick," one of twenty-three stories in this beguiling collection of Charleston lore. Derived from African-American legends, these fables have entertained generations of Charlestonians with sheer storytelling magic.
To the delight of folklorists, students of Charleston history, and all those who love a good ghost story, this treasury returns to print in a new edition featuring previously unpublished photos of the storytellers who shared these remarkable stories with John Bennett.
Written by John Bennett
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1946 Rinehart and Company
1995 University of South Carolina Press
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