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IN HORSE AND BUGGY DAYS BEFORE THERE WERE CHAINS PEOPLE USED
COWHIDE TO HARNESS THEIR WAGONS TO HORSES. MY GRANDFATHER WAS
RETURNING HOME FROM A TRIP AND HAD TO CROSS A CREEK. THE
WAGON GOT STUCK IN THE SAND SO GRANDFATHER TOOK THE HORSES AND
STRETCHED THE COWHIDE ATTACHED THE WAGON AND TIED IT TO A POST
AT THE BARN. THE NEXT MORNING THE SUN WAS SHINING ON THE
WINDOW AND HE LOOKED OUT TO SEE THE WAGON IN FRONT OF THE
BARN. THE SUN SHRANK THE COWHIDE PULLING THE WAGON OUT.

Submitter comment: TALL TALE

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; NATCHEZ

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
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