Race of the Terrapin and the Deer

DESCRIPTION: The terrapin challenges the deer to a race. The deer agrees; the terrapin asks terrapins to hide by the path. When the deer calls out, "And where are you, terrapin?" the nearest terrapin answers, causing the deer to run faster till it is exhausted
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: animal racing trick recitation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden, p. 504, "Race of the Terrapin and the Deer" (1 text with musical elements)
Roud #7818
NOTES: This is a widely-known folktale, but here presented with music, so into the Index it goes. - RBW
File: Beld504

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