Wild Bill Sullivan: King of the Hollow by Ann R. Hammons

By Ann R. Hammons

The rollicking historical past of a dreaded real-life determine within the folklore of the Mississippi backwoods

Thanks to the topic of this attention-grabbing e-book, Sullivan's hole, a possible idyllic valley in south Mississippi, received its rightful place one of the infamous position names in American folklore.

To the citizenry within the hamlets of Sullivan's hole Wild invoice Sullivan used to be the fearsome neighborhood rascal whose bent for pranks, jokes, and chicanery commonly verged at the murderous. To tourists his identify encouraged a dangerous dread of an opportunity assembly with him on a lonely path. Wild Bill's love of liquor and his bounding out and in of difficulty adorned his darkly checkered popularity. For the annals of folklore he's best material.

Here for the 1st time in paperback is the tale of this nineteenth-century Mississippi maverick, as advised via his great-granddaughter. She recounts tales of his best-known "pranks"-such as stripping a Bible peddler bare and hitching him all day to a plow, and she or he places a plausible face at the legend of untamed Bill's having killed fifty males (or extra, because the tale proliferates). What reader of this e-book might fail to think that no visitor desired to be passing via Sullivan's hole after sundown?

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