The Death of Pecos Bill
A New Mexico Tall Tale
S. E. Schlosser
Now, Pecos Bill didn't live forever. Nope, not even Bill could figure out how to do that. Here's how he died.
When Bill was gettin' on in years, a Boston man came down to New Mexico for a visit. He fancied himself a bit of a cowboy. Got himself one of them mail-order suits, don't ya know. The ones with the lizard skin boots, a shiny brass belt buckle, a new pair of blue jeans and a huge ten gallon hat with not a speck of dust on it. Well, when Pecos Bill saw him trying to swagger into a bar, he jest lay down on the sidewalk and laughed himself to death!