PRANKS. OIL. PROTEST. JOKES BETWEEN NEWLYWEDS.
AND ONE HILARIOUS SIEGE OF A MAJOR CORPORATION.
Remmy grows up with Beth in Bellhammer, Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of everything that made it paradise. Under his Grandad, he learns how to properly prank his neighbors, friends, and foes. Beth tries to fix Remmy by t ...more
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For his senior prank, he led three hogs up onto the third floor of the high school . . . and he'd painted a single number on each of those three hogs in bright blue paint: #1, #2, and #4. Took eight hours for them to get out the three little pigs and clean up the sh ...more
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by Lancelot Schaubert
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Remmy and Beth grow up in Bellhammer, Illinois during the time that oil and coal companies rob the land, stripping if of everything that made it paradise.
Remmy’s Grandad teaches him how to pull outrageous pranks on his neighbors, friends, and foes. Under his Daddy’s guidance he starts a construction company, which depends on contracts from the Texarco Oil Company.
Remmy has a fascination with “Robin Hood”, castl ...more
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Remmy is 6 years old when his story begins i ...more
This book is a collection of series of anecdotes, tall tales. Remmy from his childhood enjoyed playing pranks on people where few were fun-filled while some are unpleasant. It shows his creative ways of money-making and how he started the house buil ...more
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Bell Hammers: The True Folk Tale of Little Egypt, Illinois by Lancelot Schaubert is a story about Wilson Remus who lived his whole life in Little Egypt, Illinois. It is a very simple story about a man who aims to build his own paradise for the people he loves. I liked this book because of its plot, its themes, and the point of view. One aspect which I did not like about this book was the development of the plot that dragged the ...more
The story is documented by a bemused grandson who does a great job of capturing the local speech, logic and philosophies of the large family which surrounds his grandfather, Remmy. Family traditions include pranking – this got my attention because the men in one side of my family were pranksters and teasers, and it all went south as they married, so it was a family battle I was willing to compare as I opened the fi ...more
Wilson Remus Broganer, better know as Remmy, is the protagonist of this humorous, yet often poignant story. He is quite the prankster, even from his childhood when he tries to go to school with no clothes on so he won't miss his ride.
In his small town in Southern Illinois, Remmy dreams of having a castle like that of Camelot and building a band of Merry Men to his vision o ...more
Bell Hammers is something that I usually don't read as I'm not one to dabble into such humor as this but as I began to read this, I realize that it was not just the humor that was disagreeing with me it was pretty much the whole story. Yes this is the story about William Remus, but truthfully, what story was there? Each chapter was a literal year in his life bu ...more
Throughout the book, Remmy and his best friends, a.k.a. the "merry men" battle the big bad oil company. ...more
Bell Hammers is a wonderfully written book that follows Remmy through life in southern Illinois. It is told in a series of short stories linked together with each chapter covering a year of Remmy's life starting in elementary school. Remmy learns how to be a prankster from his grandfather and the book is peppered with jokes between him and friends, wife and children. When a faulty oil derrick falls in Remmy's yard and ...more
The book is based on the actual experiences of some of the authors' own relatives, so this makes the events more meaningful to the reader and you could say it was a story waiting t ...more
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Two excerpts of Lancelot Schaubert's (lanceschaubert.org) debut novel BELL HAMMERS sold to The New Haven Review ( Yale's Institute Library ) and The Misty Review, while a third excerpt was selected as a finalist for the last Glimmer Train Fiction Open in history. He has also sold poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to TOR (MacMillan), The Anglican Theological Review, McSween ...more