Mules and Men - Folk Tales, Chapters 1 through 3 Summary & Analysis

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Folk Tales, Chapters 1 through 3 Summary

The story opens with Hurston crossing the line into Eatonville township, Florida. There are a number of people who meet her as she comes into town. They ask how long she's going to be in town and she says that she's staying for several months in order to hear all the tall tales and folk stories they can tell. She says she plans to stay with "Mett," Hurston's friend Armetta Jones and her husband Ellis who live on Front Street.

Hurston is quickly told that she's come to the right place for hearing the stories. One man says that some in the area are good for nothing other than telling lies and "murdering groceries." Two men arrive at Mett's house that evening and begin telling stories. James Mosely relates the story of the angels who were rolling...

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