[Ads-l] A connection?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 4 21:29:06 EDT 2017


"In dem days, de horned toads runs over de world and my grandpa would
gather 'em and lay 'em in de fireplace till dey dried and roll 'em with
bottles till dey like ashes and den rub it on de shoe bottoms. You see,
when dey wants to run away, dat stuff don't stick all on de shoes; it stick
to de track. Den, dey carries some of dat powder and throws it as far as
dey could jump and den jump over it and do dat again, till dey use all de
powder. Dat throwed de common hounds off de trail altogether. But dey have
de _bloodhounds_, _'hellhounds'_, we calls 'em, and dey could pick up dat
trail."

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewyatt/_borders/Texas%20Slave%20Narratives/TEXAS%20B/Barker,%20John.html

_Hellhound_ On My Trail [Remastered] Robert Johnson (1937) Delta Blues
Guitar Legend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVgH9JqSnQ
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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