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LEGEND

ON THE EAST SIDE OF DETROIT ON STRASBURG STREET NEAR SEVEN MILE AND
HOOVER, A GIRL WAS HIT BY A CAR. HER DRESS GOT CAUGHT IN THE DOOR
AND SHE WAS DRAGGED ALONG. SHE KEPT KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF THE CAR
BUT NO ONE HEARD HER. NOW, EVERYTIME THAT YOU DRIVE DOWN STRASBURG
STREET YOU HEAR A KNOCKING ON YOUR CAR DOOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AUTO ACCIDENT ; KNOCK-KNOCK STREET

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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KNOCK- KNOCK STREET

THERE IS A STORY THAT ONE DAY ON A STREET IN DETROIT, A LITTLE GIRL
WAS HIT BY A SPEEDING DRIVER. THE LITTLE GIRL DID NOT DIE IMMEDIATELY
BUT WAS HANGING ON THE BUMPER, KNOCKING ON THE SIDE OF THE CAR TRYING
TO GET THE DRIVER'S ATTENTION. NOW, THE LEGEND GOES, WHENEVER A
PERSON DRIVES DOWN THE STREET, IT IS SAID ONE CAN HEAR THE LITTLE
GIRL KNOCKING ON THE SIDE OF THE CAR WARNING PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN.

Where learned: SCHOOL

Keyword(s): AUTO ACCIDENT ; KNOCK-KNOCK STREET

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-00-1967

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