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Fog

A Maine Tall Tale

retold by

S.E. Schlosser

You can talk 'til you're blue in the face about the thickest of fogs in ye merry olde England, but I'm tellin' you now, sure as I'm standing here, that England's fogs don't hold nothing over them thick fogs which roll in over the Bay of Fundy here in Maine. These ain't your little pea soupers, you can betcher life. These fogs is so thick you can drive a nail into them and hang yer hat on it. It's the honest truth.

One of my neighbors works a fishing boat, but he can't do nothin' when a Maine fog comes rolling into the bay. He always saves up his chores for a foggy day. One day, the fog came rollin' in overnight, and my friend knew there wasn't to be no fishin' that day. So he decides his roof needs shingling. He got started at the shingling right after breakfast, and didn't come down 'til dinner.

"Maude, we got a mighty long house," he told his wife over supper. "Took me all day to shingle."

Well, Maude knew right enough that they lived in a small house. After all, she'd been cleanin' it for nigh on twenty years, so who would know better? She went outside to take a look. And I'll be jiggered if she didn't discover that my neighbor had shingled right past the edge of the roof and out onto the fog!

 

Comments

cool

haaha real scary

Nice

Okay, I live in Maine, and I take it pretty offensively that you wrote this like a farmer or, as some say, a redneck. I know hoe people talk all around Maine, and no one talks like that. It's a good story, but I am offended.

Maine fogs sure are something,I know first hand.

Offended? You haven't been to many places here in Maine have you? Most of the people I know speak like that lol

Its not meant to be scary, lol.

And perhaps they talk like that in the area of Maine this is supposed to be set in and theyre trying to give it an authentic feel.

how can u b offended? its how story tellers r supposed 2 talk....it makes it humorous. dont take it so personally!! i liked it....but i still cant use it 4 my project cuz it "doesnt have any characters"....urgg!!

offended and you live in Maine? Were you born in MAINE? If not you're from away and us Mainers don't care what you think

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