The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

By Jan Harold Brunvand

"A uniquely enjoyable booklet: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times

"[The e-book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling or even encourages the job. . . . Many readers . . . could be gratified to understand that Brunvand intends to proceed this sequence of comfortable, unofficial tours into well known legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds can't find the money for to overlook them." —Kirkus studies

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Blue e-book Legends (Versions A via F) A. This scholar went into his ultimate exam with an A- regular. there have been essay questions. He knew not anything in regards to the first one, yet he was once primed at the moment. He stuffed his first blue booklet with simply whatever he considered. Then he categorized his moment blue publication II and started it with what the final sentence or of the reply to the 1st essay query. Then at the moment web page of this moment blue e-book he positioned down 2 for the second one essay query, and he wrote a stunning solution. He grew to become in just the second one blue booklet. a number of days later he obtained a postcard from the teacher announcing he obtained an A within the path and apologizing for having misplaced the 1st blue ebook. (Quoted by means of Lew Girdler in “The Legend of the second one Blue Book,” Western Folklore 29 [1970], pp. 111–13; as he heard it in 1937 from a Berkeley graduate scholar. the following adaptations also are from Girdler’s article. ) B. the coed takes a attempt which consists of 2 pages. understanding that he doesn’t understand a lot, he spends all his time at the moment web page. whilst the interval ends, he slips the 1st web page into his computer and merely arms within the moment web page. as soon as outdoors the study room, he hurriedly appears to be like up the solutions and fills within the first web page. Then he's taking and steps at the web page. He provides this web page to a pal who [has] a later category within the related room. The pal ways the trainer after category and says that he stumbled on this “in the again. ” the instructor takes it, tests throughout the papers amassed within the morning category, and likely sufficient, the student’s first web page is lacking. He grades all of the papers and the coed will get an A. (Quoted through Girdler as written out for him by means of a pupil at San Jose kingdom university who had heard it instructed in 1960 as anything that had occurred the 12 months ahead of. ) C. a chum of mine tells this approximately her brother Jack, a someday scholar. Jack chanced on himself sitting within the school room in the course of a big exam with blue books, a pen, and a query he couldn’t resolution. Being evidently brilliant, if lazy, he considered the next resolution. in a single of the blue books he wrote a letter to his mom, telling her that he had complete writing his examination early yet was once looking ahead to a pal within the related category and so was once taking the chance to write down to her. He apologized for no longer writing quicker yet stated he’d been learning very tough for this teacher, who was once a pleasant man yet had lovely excessive criteria. while the time was once up he passed during this blue ebook and left in a rush along with his unused one. He moved quickly to his textual content, wrote a solution, after which placed the blue e-book in an envelope and mailed it to his mom in Boston. whilst the trainer stumbled on the letter he referred to as Jack, who defined that he had written in blue books and should have obtained them combined up, and if the trainer had the letter, the reply has to be within the mail to be able to Boston. He provided to name his mom in Boston and feature her ship the envelope again once she obtained it. He did, she did, and the blue booklet was once despatched again, with the internal envelope postmarked the day of the try and the outer envelope postmarked Boston.

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