Books: Phinizy County

THE THREE-HEADED ANGEL — Roark Bradford-Harper ($2.50).

Phinizy County, Tenn. (it is not on the map) was a rough place in some ways before it got civilized. In those days the first citizen was Old Bas Younger, who brought his clan to settle Hoop Pole Ridge and was he-coon there till he died at 100. Old Bas died while he was making a political oration on the Fourth of July and got too excited cussing the Republican candidate, Abe Lincoln. Phinizy County had begun to get a little sissified by the time Young Bas took...

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