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Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue

Now, Pecos Bill was the most legendary cowboy in the Old West. He fell out of a covered wagon when he was just a little buckaroo and was raised by coyotes! He grew up to become a cowboy (after he learned that he was a person and not a coyote). His horse,

Widow-Maker, was so named because he killed all his riders before Pecos Bill, leaving a trail of dead bodies clear across Texas. Or maybe he rode a cougar! Either way his mount was deadly!

One day he saw Slue-Foot Sue and it was love at first sight. She was ridin' a catfish

down the Rio Grande. Bill proposed on the spot. Right after they was married, Sue insisted Bill let her ride Widow-maker.

Bill couldn't talk her out of it, so Sue climbed on that buckin’ bronco (or wild cougar) and he threw her clear to the Moon. Or maybe it was the fault of her bouncin’ bustle. She just bounced and bounced. Either way, she was never seen again.

Some say that Pecos Bill lassoed a tornado and brought her home. Still others say that

heart breaker Pecos Bill, married again and again. But he never loved any lady like he loved Slue-Foot Sue.


This is a West American romance and has been contributed by the Fairy Encyclopedia.

It is a part of our series, Folklore Worldwide. With so much cruelty in the world, it is now more important than ever to keep our humanity alive with our stories. #FolkloreAgainstFascism

We are currently open to submissions from around the world, and you are welcome to send us your stories!

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