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I'll Tell You a Tale

 

James Frank Dobie

I'll Tell You a Tale is a garland of some of Frank Dobie's best writing, put together by Isabel Gaddis, one of his former students at the University of Texas. The tales included are those the author himself liked best, and he even rewrote some of them especially for this anthology. Ben Carlton Mead has contributed 32 original line drawings to illustrate the stories.

These tales spring from the soil and folklore of our land; but more than this, they make the readers contemporary with the times, filling us with the wonder of something past and yet still with us. They are arranged topically into sections whose titles speak for them: "The Longhorn Breed," "Mustangs and Mustangers," "The Saga of the Saddle," "Characters and Happenings of Long Ago," "Animals of the Wild," "In Realms of Gold," and "Ironies."

We have not been able to confirm if image one is from the original print.  Image two and three are from two prints by the Unvierstiy of Texas Press 1981...print two was general public, while image three was for libraries.

 

Other books by the author:

Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver
Cow People
Coronado's Children
Ben Lilly Legend, The
Bob More: Man and Bird Man
I'll Tell You a Tale
Flavor of Texas, The
Legends of Texas Vol 1
Legends of Texas Vol 2
Longhorns, The
Mustangs, The
Mustangs and Cow Horses
Tales of Old Time Texas
Vaquero of the Brush Country, A

 

 

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