The Monster Stick and Other Appalachian Tall Tales

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What's the Monster Stick? It's Paul's nine-foot, surf casting rod full of six miles of brand new 50-pound test Stren Carp cord with 20 pound, custom made, stainless steel, slip-sliding sinkers. The adventures Paul finds himself in from the day the Monster Stick comes into his life rival those of Paul Bunyan but add a modern twist, as when he somehow sets the hook in a DC-10 flown by drug smugglers. Then there's Buck-dog, Bil's extraordinary hunting dog, whose mama was a German ...

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Overview

What's the Monster Stick? It's Paul's nine-foot, surf casting rod full of six miles of brand new 50-pound test Stren Carp cord with 20 pound, custom made, stainless steel, slip-sliding sinkers. The adventures Paul finds himself in from the day the Monster Stick comes into his life rival those of Paul Bunyan but add a modern twist, as when he somehow sets the hook in a DC-10 flown by drug smugglers. Then there's Buck-dog, Bil's extraordinary hunting dog, whose mama was a German shepherd but whose ....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874835779
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Foreword 9
Flying High 17
There Stands a Bridge 22
Three Wishes 29
Unnatural Disaster 36
Weather or Not 42
Buck Ain't No Ordinary Dog 51
Buck Versus the Government 58
Jonah: The Real Story 63
With God as My Witness 68
The Seventh Second 75
Carp in the Garden of Eden 81
The Carpman's Creed 86
Walleyed Suckers and Waterdogs 88
Lightning Bugged 97
No Stranger to Trouble 104
Ship of State 108
Beware the Babcock 111
Hell's Congressmen 121
Renegade Milker 126
Evil Ed, the Early Engineer 132
My First Deer Camp, a Plastic Sleeping Bag, and a Full Bladder 137
Subjectibility of the Word "Stupid" 142
I'm Scared of Fish 147
A Comment on My Brother's Death 151
Notes on the Stories 153
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Completely Hilarious!!

    I first read stories by these authors published in West Virginia Magazine and loved them so much I had to buy the book. My husband and I laughed until we cried as I read this book out loud. Could hardly read for laughing! A must have if you like to laugh!

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