Folk Tales, Chapters 1 through 3
• Hurston arrives in Eatonville, Florida, to collect folktales with a focus on black history.
• The locals begin telling Hurston about town legends.
• Hurston attends a toe dance. A toe dance is a gathering where the women are hidden to the toes, and men bid for dances.
• Hurston continues to listen to stories from the local townspeople.
• The stories discuss such topics as being called to preach and how the church grew.
• Two controversial stories are about skin tone and how women outsmart men.
• In Chapter 3, Hurston hears a story about a slave named John who ends up killing his master.
• Hurston also hears a story about two brothers who spend their inheritance in different ways.
• Hurston plans on moving to a new location to hear new stories.
Folk Tales, Chapters 4 through 6
• Hurston arrives at Everglades Cypress Lumber Company. This is where she stays for...
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