In "Curious Storytelling George"

The Moonlit Road has both text and audio of some Southern folk tales, mostly spooky ones. I'd also recommend a listen to Bill Lepp's story on NPR's coverage of the West Virginia Liar's Contest. Ultimately: focus less on the individual particulars of any given story and pay more attention to overall structure and conversational delivery. You should feel free to embellish the story and make the telling of it your own. And never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

In "Wife fights off cougar with pen"

This reminds me of the story of the Tennessee town that executed an elephant in 1916 for trampling a man to death. They killed it by hanging it from a crane.

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