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Listen to the real audio recordings between David and Tom Henry. These clips were recorded on the contraband tape recorder that you read about in the book.

Coons Catching Chickens

Clip Summary:

In the process of reducing a manuscript from over 1,000 pages, this anecdote was one of those that had to be cut, but it’s an interesting story that Tom Henry observed of the cleverness of coons working as a team to get a chicken dinner.

Coons Catching Chickens

Praying with Thomas

Clip Summary:

This anecdote survived the cutting and is in the book, almost exactly as Tom Henry tells it here. Here Tom Henry, after he was saved, teaching his son Thomas how to pray.

Praying with Thomas

Bees and Moths Sermon

Clip Summary:

This was one of the anecdotes that, unfortunately, had to be cut. It starts with David describing a story previously told, and Tom Henry takes it from there, as if he’s doing the sermon in church.

Bees and Moths Sermon

Trapping Birds

Clip Summary:

A young Henry Hillenbrand catches birds out of his bedroom window under home-made box traps.

Trapping Birds

Going Fishing for Seagulls

Clip Summary:

Tom Elliott and Steve in Canada bait small treble hooks with popcorn and catch seagulls out of the air.

Going Fishing for Seagulls

Goober the Vulture (2 Parts)

Clip Summary:

A trick Tom Elliott played on the old man who owned the local country store.

Goober the Vulture Part 1

Goober the Vulture Part 2

Burning Gene’s Tree Down (2 Parts)

Clip Summary:

Tom Elliott and his brother-in-law go coon hunting on private land. They try to burn coons out of a hollow tree and start 20 acres of woods on fire by mistake.

Burning Gene’s Tree Down Part 1

Burning Gene’s Tree Down Part 2