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Paul Bunyan's "Tall Tale"

Paul Bunyan, The Giant Lumberjack


The Troublesome Mosquitoes


Mosquitoes were a problem. The men fought them off with pike poles and axes. Paul brought in big bees to destroy them, but they intermarried and became worse. Their craving for sweets caused them to swarm a fleet of ships bringing sugar to Paul's cam. They ate so much they couldn't fly, and drowned. Paul saved two of the mosquitoes which he used for drilling holes in maple trees.


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Courtesy of Bang Printing
Drawings by Homer Dimmick