Quotation by Administration in the State of Arka

According to fiction, the hillman is a seven-foot combination of malnutrition and hookworm, asleep on his front porch with the dogs. His great bare feet, dangling off the porch, flap from time to time when the flies get too pesky, but nothing awakens him except a hound's salute to a stranger. Then he shoots up his astounding neck to its full length, ogles the visitor, and on his hunting horn blows a series of long and short blasts that means, "Hide yore stills and oil yore guns; they air a stranger h'yar."
Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Arkansas: A Guide to the State (The WPA Guide to Arkansas), p. 99, in "Folklore and Folkways," Hastings House (1941).
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