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Jr. Tales

Y. Bromberg

Every legend has a beginning. The legend of Big Zalman is no different. It all began with a few cows, a mysterious old hat, and a dangerous crook. Oh, and a courageous young boy was there, too... His name was Abe. Abe Lincoln.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It was a hot day on Abe’s family’s farm inSouthern Indiana. The sun beat down on the withered grass below, blazing heat across animals and people alike. Flies buzzed noisily, cow tails swished to and fro, and a cattle herder on a neighboring farm called out, “Time to call it a day!” Abe watched the workers on the field next to his own packing up their hoes and trudging home. The field’s owner, a burly, long-bearded fellow with funny strings hanging from his pants nodded curtly at Abe as he trotted by on a mule. A short boy around Abe’s age with a full head of flaming red hair followed dutifully behind his father on a tiny mare.

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