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  1. The All-and-All Woman
    Bugaloo Jones sings a weary song
    Collier's Weekly, May 21, 1932, pp. 16-17
  2. The Bible Boys' Cotton
    A victory for scriptures, the Widow Duck assisting
    Collier's Weekly, November 2, 1940, p. 11
  3. Bible-Talking Mule
    A miracle, passed by the Reverend Sin-Splitting Samuel
    Collier's Weekly, June 19, 1937, pp. 20-21
  4. [+]
    Biography of a River, 1864-1937 (Review)
    Old Man River, by Robert A. Hereford
    1. Old Man River by Robert A. Hereford
    The Saturday Review, January 2, 1943, p. 20
  5. Black Bullets for Hitler
    The Negro really goes to war
    Collier's Weekly, December 12, 1942, pp. 66-75
  6. The Boll Weevil Gentleman
    Comedy in black and white
    Collier's Weekly, September 22, 1934, pp. 18-19
  7. Bugaboo Jones Affiliates
    Ethiopian strife in New Orleans
    Collier's Weekly, November 2, 1935, pp. 18-19
  8. The Butter Paddle
    A boy learns that conscience can hurt more than a whipping
    Collier's Weekly, July 6, 1946, p. 21
  9. Call Your Sheep
    There are saints as well as sinners on Little Bee
    Collier's Weekly, May 18, 1940, pp. 20-21
  10. Careless Love
    Luther marries in haste, and repents that way too
    Collier's Weekly, January 4, 1930, pp. 12-13
  11. Child of God
    A Story
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1927, pp. 554-561
  12. City Sin
    With Sin-Splitting Sam cashing in on it
    Collier's Weekly, February 22, 1941, pp. 54-69
  13. Cold Death
    A Story
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1928, pp. 208-215
  14. Come Day, Go Day
    A Story
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1930, pp. 677-685
  15. The Cooter Blues
    Music hath charms down in Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, August 8, 1942, pp. 44-53
  16. Cotton Need Pickin'
    Poetic justice on Little Bee Bend plantation
    Collier's Weekly, July 15, 1933, pp. 20-21
  17. The Cows in the Corn
    Little Bee Bend vs. Uncle Sam
    Collier's Weekly, October 15, 1938, pp. 14-15
  18. Crazy Gal
    Treat 'em rough, et cetera
    Collier's Weekly, October 19, 1929, pp. 12-13
  19. Cupid Up the Bayou
    The Widow Duck's hands were full---of other people's business
    Collier's Weekly, February 28, 1948, pp. 20-21
  20. The Dirty Dozens
    Another Bugaboo Jones story
    Collier's Weekly, August 8, 1931, pp. 12-13
  21. Do Like de Man Say
    The government comes to the cotton fields
    Collier's Weekly, October 10, 1936, p. 15
  22. Double-Yolk Hoodoo
    Black magic in Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, September 12, 1942, p. 15
  23. East Wind Blows in the Vallye
    Mister Mack's domestic crisis
    Collier's Weekly, December 31, 1938, pp. 14-15
  24. Easy Pickings
    Greenville gals are very handy with ice picks
    Collier's Weekly, November 23, 1935, pp. 58-77
  25. Fast Company
    Life speeds up for Bubber and things happen long before the appointed cotton-pickin' time
    Collier's Weekly, July 6, 1929, pp. 14-15
  26. Fortune's Toy
    The story of a cautious man---and a couple of women
    Collier's Weekly, July 7, 1934, pp. 20-21
  27. Four-Eyed Luck
    Jeff meets a seer
    Collier's Weekly, November 19, 1938, pp. 25-35
  28. Gentleman from Barbados
    Quick razor work
    Collier's Weekly, April 23, 1938, p. 19
  29. The Gimme Woman
    Two women too many for Bugaboo Jones
    Collier's Weekly, May 9, 1936, pp. 18-19
  30. The Grass in the Cotton
    An excess of holiness that led to trouble
    Collier's Weekly, November 18, 1933, pp. 12-13
  31. The Gree Gree Girl
    In which cross eyes and a carving knife defeat any black vamp's charms
    Collier's Weekly, January 12, 1929, pp. 10-11
  32. The Green Roller (1949)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  33. Greener Pastures
    A short story of Mississippi River life
    Collier's Weekly, June 2, 1928, pp. 12-13
  34. Guv'mer Blues
    The all-overs on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, September 30, 1939, pp. 24-45
  35. The Guv'mer's Green Shirt
    Sartorial splurge on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, June 10, 1939, p. 19
  36. The Ha'nt Hound
    What with ha'nts and lovin', Spudge has a disturbing time, A short story
    Collier's Weekly, April 6, 1929, pp. 10-11
  37. The Headache from the Hills
    You can't get to heaven in a rocking-chair
    Collier's Weekly, September 1, 1934, pp. 16-17
  38. The Helpin' Fool
    The dangers of excessive holiness
    Collier's Weekly, November 10, 1934, pp. 20-21
  39. The High Hip Rider
    Another hilarious Little Bee Bend Plantation story
    Collier's Weekly, July 31, 1948, pp. 30-31
  40. The Hoodoo Bonus
    Painful popularity on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, October 31, 1936, pp. 18-19
  41. Hot Shot from Texas
    Small package of bad news for Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, August 5, 1939, pp. 18-19
  42. How Come Christmas
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1930, pp. 45-48
  43. How Come Christmas?
    Collier's Weekly, December 24, 1949, p. 14
  44. Hypocrite Bait
    Big doings on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, January 3, 1942, p. 15
  45. The Indian Summer of Bugaboo Jones
    Too many bad men make an elegant story of good times on the Mississippi
    Collier's Weekly, September 14, 1929, pp. 12-13
  46. Itching Heel
    A story of loving and losing---down on the levee
    Collier's Weekly, June 30, 1928, pp. 12-13
  47. John Henry (1931)
    A Play
    7 Reviews, 4 Readable
  48. Juju Powders
    Black magic on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, March 16, 1935, pp. 16-17
  49. Kansas Brown
    Iron Man and Bugaboo Jones in search of a lady
    Collier's Weekly, December 17, 1938, p. 12
  50. Kingdom Coming (1933)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  51. Lady, Don't You Grieve
    Sudden matrimony on the John D. Grace
    Collier's Weekly, August 19, 1933, pp. 16-17
  52. Let the Band Play Dixie
    A Story
    The Forum, July 1, 1928
  53. The Lonesome Gigolo
    Little Bee Bend raises cotton and scandal
    Collier's Weekly, September 13, 1941, p. 19
  54. The Lotman's True Love
    Science invades Little Bee Bend, harmlessly
    Collier's Weekly, May 19, 1934, pp. 12-13
  55. Love and Laughter
    Drama in the cotton fields
    Collier's Weekly, June 11, 1932, pp. 12-13
  56. Low-Down Cotton
    (The Star Story)
    Collier's Weekly, February 26, 1949, pp. 16-17
  57. Make Mine the Human Race
    Race prejudice---a malady to which almost nobody in our generation is wholly immune. Or...
    Collier's Weekly, August 4, 1945, pp. 22-23
  58. The Man at the Door
    The terrifying consequences of a practical joke
    Collier's Weekly, February 15, 1941, p. 22
  59. The Manner of Heaven
    Sin-Splittin' Samuel, salvation for cash
    Collier's Weekly, January 20, 1940, p. 21
  60. Manuscript Dice
    The law of probabilities is repealed by Iron Man
    Collier's Weekly, November 9, 1940, p. 20
  61. Medicine Man
    Black magic
    Collier's Weekly, August 8, 1936, pp. 22-23
  62. Miracle Come to Pass
    Uncle Henry and Widow Duck are on the side of the angels
    Collier's Weekly, January 9, 1943, pp. 56-65
  63. Money in the Sack
    Sin-Splitting Samuel turns a nice profit in salvation
    Collier's Weekly, May 24, 1941, p. 19
  64. The Money Maze
    Explored by a dusky financier
    Collier's Weekly, February 20, 1932, pp. 12-13
  65. Monkey Man
    Arriving, after many difficulties, at pop, catfish and b'iled custard, A short story
    Collier's Weekly, May 5, 1928, pp. 10-11
  66. Muddy Water
    Archie Spears, an artist at dirting cotton, finds himself married
    Collier's Weekly, February 4, 1928, pp. 10-11
  67. The Mule Man
    Zeno gets a job of work
    Collier's Weekly, November 30, 1929, pp. 10-11
  68. The Mule-Angel
    People are easy to handle if you know mules
    Collier's Weekly, July 6, 1940, p. 15
  69. Music got to Moan
    Melody making on the Mississippi
    Collier's Weekly, March 16, 1929, pp. 10-11
  70. Ol' King David An' the Philistine Boys (1930)
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  71. Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun (1927)
    Being the Tales They Tell About the Time When the Lord Walked the Earth Like ...
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  72. Old Average Lightning
    A miracle at Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, October 1, 1932, pp. 22-23
  73. The Old He-Coon of the John D. Grace
    A new humorist contributes another of his delightful Mississippi River comedies
    Collier's Weekly, March 17, 1928, pp. 10-11
  74. Old Sergeant Somebody
    More doings down at Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, December 26, 1942, pp. 54-63
  75. One of We's Own
    Little Bee Bend is no place for a loose-footed man
    Collier's Weekly, November 29, 1941, p. 18
  76. One-Legged Angels Can't Fly
    Or can they? The question throws Little Bee Bend plantation into an uproar
    Collier's Weekly, June 19, 1943, pp. 33-41
  77. One-Legged Backsliding
    B'r Charlie finds the way to grace
    Collier's Weekly, April 20, 1940, p. 21
  78. The Ordeal of Big Mag Purdy
    A little matter of divorce
    Collier's Weekly, October 31, 1942, p. 11
  79. Other Men's Poison
    A fresh and funny story of a Mississippi black boy who talks that way
    Collier's Weekly, December 15, 1928, pp. 10-11
  80. Paul Robeson is John Henry
    And John Henry is Paul Robeson
    Collier's Weekly, January 13, 1940, p. 15
  81. The Pearl-Handled Humbug
    The Widow Duck knew it all along: All is not gold that glitters
    Collier's Weekly, May 1, 1948, pp. 38-64
  82. The Pirate-in-Law
    Charlie does a little privateering for the Coast Guard
    Collier's Weekly, December 19, 1942, pp. 38-55
  83. Po-Chile No More
    A lucky two bits raises cain in Shreveport
    Collier's Weekly, July 5, 1941, p. 25
  84. Poor May Liza
    Bugaboo Jones has some trouble with his "women fo'ks"
    Collier's Weekly, September 22, 1928, pp. 18-19
  85. Promised Land
    High-ballin' on down to Texas!
    Collier's Weekly, August 20, 1938, pp. 13-14
  86. Prosperity Blues
    Little Bee Bend "hits dat lick"
    Collier's Weekly, February 20, 1937, pp. 20-21
  87. The Rambling Rouster
    Bugaboo Jones helps a friend
    Collier's Weekly, November 9, 1929, pp. 16-17
  88. The Razor Man
    He met a giant with a club
    Collier's Weekly, December 17, 1932, p. 10
  89. Red Pants Ain't No Sin
    But they can start a lot of trouble
    Collier's Weekly, March 29, 1941, p. 20
  90. Rich Man, Rich Man
    Collier's Weekly, November 13, 1948, pp. 24-25
  91. River Witch
    The Forum, November 1927, pp. 657-664
  92. Satan's Blacksmith Shop
    B'r Charlie learns of the evils of idleness
    Collier's Weekly, October 25, 1941, p. 19
  93. At the Seeking Seat of Glory
    Ol' Man Adam in New York
    Collier's Weekly, May 10, 1930, p. 23
  94. Seven Pins in a Candle
    A little hoodoo goes a long way
    Collier's Weekly, April 29, 1939, p. 18
  95. Western Detective Story
    The Sheriff Decides
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1952, pp. 65-67
  96. A Short Short Story
    The Projeckin' Son
    Collier's Weekly, June 4, 1938, p. 18
  97. The Short Short Story
    The Sheriff Decides
    Collier's Weekly, May 13, 1939, p. 55
  98. Sin for Your Supper
    Sin-Splitting Sam does an evangelistic hand-spring
    Collier's Weekly, February 28, 1942, p. 21
  99. The Sin Splitter
    A battle of the prophets on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, February 10, 1934, pp. 16-17
  100. The Sin-Splitter's Split
    Preaching the Gospel brings its reward
    Collier's Weekly, April 3, 1943, pp. 56-63
  101. Slow Down De Chariot
    Collier's Weekly, June 25, 1949, pp. 26-27
  102. Some Changes Made
    The O.C.&D. catches up with Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, May 8, 1943, pp. 35-37
  103. The Somebody Man
    A short story. Just Because he was a somebody, Bubber got into a mighty lot of trouble
    Collier's Weekly, April 27, 1929, pp. 14-15
  104. The Stepbaby
    One extra child on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, July 9, 1938, pp. 9-10
  105. The Sweet-Talk Toby
    Dawthy Dawn craves some romance---and gets it
    Collier's Weekly, February 1, 1941, p. 21
  106. Swing Low the Chariot
    Church trouble on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, August 28, 1937, pp. 18-19
  107. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    Glory in the land of "The Green Pastures"---the Southern Negro's religion
    Collier's Weekly, September 21, 1935, pp. 16-17
  108. This Side of Jordan (1929)
    3 Reviews, 3 Readable
  109. Three for a Nickel
    Bermuda onions are out of place on the Father of Waters
    Collier's Weekly, September 23, 1933, pp. 20-21
  110. The Three-Headed Angel (1937)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  111. Too Much Sin
    Adjustments by the Widow Duck
    Collier's Weekly, July 4, 1936, pp. 16-17
  112. Too Much Texas
    Horses and marriages on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, September 25, 1937, pp. 14-15
  113. The Tricker
    A short story
    Collier's Weekly, December 31, 1927, pp. 10-11
  114. True Love Tracks
    Bugaboo Jones and a girl from Arkansas
    Collier's Weekly, April 4, 1931, pp. 16-17
  115. Two-Tongue Truth
    Scandal on Little Bee Bend plantation
    Collier's Weekly, January 6, 1940, pp. 18-20
  116. The Wages of Sin-Splitter
    Too many and too fancy
    Collier's Weekly, March 11, 1939, p. 25
  117. War Baby's Mamma
    Skullduggery and hilarity on Little Bee Bend Plantation
    Collier's Weekly, February 18, 1933, pp. 14-15
  118. The Widow Man
    Penalties of a hero on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, January 18, 1936, pp. 20-21
  119. The Witch of Willow Chute
    Black magic on Little Bee Bend
    Collier's Weekly, April 7, 1934, pp. 12-13
  120. You've Got to Rule 'Em
    Mules and women---it applies to both
    Collier's Weekly, October 22, 1932, pp. 14-15
  121. 1-A Johnson Grass
    As it sows, Old Ship of Zion Church reaps
    Collier's Weekly, February 20, 1943, pp. 26-45
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