The Flaming Ship of Ocracoke and Other Tales of the Outer Banks
Hardcover with dust jacket. Charles Harry Whedbee, Author. Pictorial on the glossy dust jacket of a flaming ship on the ocean. John F. Blair, Publisher. Total 153 pages. Contains black and white illustrations. Originally sold for $14.95. The name/address of previous owner has been whited out on the front inside endpage. No other markings in the book. Illustrated by Virgini...more
Hardcover, 153 pages
Published June 1st 1971 by John F. Blair
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The Flaming Ship of Ocracoke & Other Tales of the Outer Banks by Charles Harry Whedbee is fun collection of tall tales and folklore about the North Carolina area. The Flaming Ship of Ocracoke & Other Tales of the Outer Banks is the second of Mr. Whedbee's collection of coastal folklore out of the five he has written. These tales included a flaming ship that is said to be seen every first new moon in September, to female pirates hiding their true gender. There are even tales of how the de...more
Folklore and ghostly tales of the North Carolina coast. Fun, but mostly preposterous, and with familiar tropes and storylines that can be found in countless other folk tales. My favorites were "Pin Hill" and "The Female of the Species". The lack of documentation is a pity.