Archive for the ‘Legends’ Category

Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain

Monday, July 13th, 2009

 

The first book I ever read was read to me before falling asleep at night by my mother.  It was Huck Finn by Mark Twain.   You can find some of his works online to read at the following locations:

 

Auxiliary Information

 

The defaced illustration

 

First edition

Johnny No Face

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Johnny No-Face was a legend in and around the area of my home town in eastern Ohio.  The story was that as a child he was flying a kite with wet string and it came down on top of some power lines.  The power surged up the string and blew his face off.  People would report seeing him walking by the lonely country roads of Darlington, Pensylvania.  I never saw him but the stories were colorful.  These stories were oldish in the 1970’s.