[Ads-l] A connection?

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Nov 6 13:02:31 EST 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
> --
> -Wilson


Seems legit to me.

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