Leek Hook, The

DESCRIPTION: "A brave young raftsmen dwelt among the Potty County pines" in a poor home, but he is sure he can beat Jeff (Davis) in the (Civil) war. He leaves his Sal and sets out for war. She offers a leek hook as a token. He does so well that he kills six generals
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: lumbering love separation soldier war
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 351-352, "The Leek-Hook" (1 text)
Roud #7735
NOTES [16 words]: A leek-hook, according to Korson, was an implement attached to boots used to dig up leeks. - RBW
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File: KPL351

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