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BIG SAM AND DE GOLDEN CHARIOT 35
Hotwind Brown been whoosked off to hell by de Devil and
five imps, and de sixth imp am standing by Big Sam, just
busting he guts a laughing.
"Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho," de imp he beller, "let's you and
me get on dis crazy mule and go to hell. Dey is a nice warm
bed a waiting for you, Big Sam, a nice warm bed of coals.
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho." De imp he hop on de mule and Big Sam
he dumb on slow. De imp he tickle de mule in de flanks so
he kick and pitch all de way down de banks of de River Stix.
Dat what happened to Hotwind Brown. Dat what hap-
pened to de old crazy mule, and dat what happened to Big
Sam and de Golden Chariot, chillun, and de Widderwoman,
Mrs. Archy Green am still out two chickens and four water-
melons and de Lord am still out de wear and tear on de
Golden Chariot when it didn't fetch nothing back.
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From Hell to Breakfast (Book)
This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including religious anecdotes, stories about Native American dances, stories about petroleum and oil fields, folk songs, legends, customs and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 205.
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Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. From Hell to Breakfast, book, 1944; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67649/m1/43/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.