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Flatlanders and Ridgerunners: Folktales from the Mountains of Northern Pennsylvania
by James York Glimm
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983
eISBN: 978-0-8229-7132-0 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5345-6
Library of Congress Classification GR110.P4G58 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 390.009748

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Excerpt from Flatlanders and Ridgerunners:

Out-Riddling the Judge

Back in Prohibition my uncle made moonshine. His name was Moses Kenny and his whiskey--they called it “White Mule” was the best in the county. Well, the feds got after him and finally they  arrested him. Took him to a federal judge down in Philadelphia.

Now, the judge liked a good time and thought he’d have a little fun with this hick from the mountains. When Uncle came into court, he said, “are you the Moses who can make the sun dark?”

Moses looked at him and said slowly, “Nope, your honor. But I am the Moses who can make the moon shine.”

The judge let him go.

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