Books: Preachers, Varments, Planners

NATIVE AMERICAN HUMOR (396 pp.)—Edited by James R. Aswell—Harper ($3.75).

"By sundown the gals come a-pourin out of the woods for the frolic like ants out of an old log when t'other end's afire. [Then] an old Hardshell preacher* come a-walkin in out of nowhar in the dark, with his mouth mortised into his face in a shape like a mule's hoof, heels down. . . . Like all Hardshells, he was dead agin women and lovely sounds and motions and dancin and cussin and kissin. [But] the whiskey part of the frolic he...

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