John Barlycorn Must Die

Barlycorn Must Die.In a popular antebellum Arkansas story, a backwoodsman bought a 5-gallon barrel of whiskey, only to return a week later for another.

“Surely you haven’t drank that whiskey already?” inquired the astonished merchant.

“It ain’t so much,” replied the backwoodsman. “There are six of us, counting the kids, and we have no cow.”

It’s not quite as detailed as some of the stories in the Foxfire books, but it’s a good treat.

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