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LEECH LAKE

THIS WAS LEECH LAKE IN MINNESOTA, AND IT'S
BOTTOMLESS, AND THERE WAS A DROWNING.
THERE WAS TWO BOYS AND THEIR FATHER IN A
MOTOR LAUNCH, AND THE BOAT OVERTURNED AND
ALL THREE SUPPOSEDLY DROWNED. AND NONE
WERE FOUND. AND LIKE SEVERAL MONTHS LATER A
CAP, IDENTICAL TO THE ONE OWNED BY ONE OF
THE BOYS WAS WASHED UP ON THE SHORE OF THE
HUDSON BAY. THE LAKE IS ABOUT FIVE AND
A HALF MILES WIDE AND SIXTEEN LONG, AND
THEY SUSPECT THAT THE HOLE FOR THE LINK
BETWEEN LAKES IS SOMEWHERE ON THE SIDE.

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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DEVIL'S CAVE

ONE OF THE SPANISH EXPLORERS CAME UP FROM
MEXICO AND CAME UP ON SOME INDIANS. IT

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

Date learned: 08-08-1968

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PANTHERS IN KANSAS CITY

THEY HAVE PANTHERS IN MISSOURI AND ONE TIME
THEY FOUND A PAW PRINT IN DOWNTOWN KANSAS
CITY. A MAN WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET
AND SAW THIS BIG BLACK CAT. HE DROVE BACK
TO SEE IT, AND THE THING FOLLOWED HIM.
THE NEXT MORNING, THEY FOUND A BIG PAW PRINT
IN SOME NEW CEMENT IN FRONT OF THE FEDERAL
BUILDING.

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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THE NUMBER OF DOGS IN AUGUST WILL EQUAL THE NUMBER OF SNOWS THAT
WINTER.

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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HOW IS NASHVILLE LIKE ONE OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS?
"A MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DO ELEPHANTS WEAR SPRINGS?
TO SCREW MONKEYS

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT IS THE BLACK STUFF BETWEEN AN ELEPHANT'S TOES?
SLOW NATIVES

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS AN OWL WITH A GOAT?
YOU GET A HOOTENANNY.

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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THERE WERE TWO MORONS SITTING ON A BRIDGE. THE BIG MORON FELL
OFF, WHY DIDN'T THE LITTLE MORON FALL OFF?
BECAUSE HE WAS A LITTLE MORE ON.

Where learned: CARMICHAEL TOWERS ; VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A HUNDRED PIGS STAMPEDE IN FRONT OF A TRAIN?
SEWEECIDE

Where learned: LIBRARY ; CARMICHAEL TOWERS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT FUN DOES A PRIEST HAVE?
NUN

Where learned: LIBRARY ; CARMICHAEL TOWERS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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