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Story Abstract


Name of the Storyteller:  Elizabeth Figa


Title of the Story:  Jack Cures the Doctor


Story Source Material:  Appalachian Jack Tale Resources


Taletype Classification of the Story:  Jack Tale


Story Rating:  General Audience


Abstract/Summary

The Jack Tales are a cycle of stories that revolve around a character named Jack.  You may have heard of Jack and Jill or Jack and the Beanstalk It's the same Jack!  The character of Jack is sometimes a most clever and tricky boy (or man) and other times he is a real knucklehead.  Jack can also be as lazy as a summer day and in an instant become very brave and determined.  In the end, Jack is always in charge of his own destiny -- whether disastrous or delightful.

In this story, Jack is determined to win a contest so that he can marry the beautiful daughter of the old country doctor.  To do that, he has to figure out how to cure the doctor of his ailments.  And, if you know Jack, well, he'll find a way!! 

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IMAGES FROM THE CEILING TILE DIGITAL IMAGE PROJECT OF CHERI EASTWOOD. 
USED WITH PERMISSION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER, CHERI EASTWOOD.
  Cheri Eastwood, 2004

PERMISSIONS GRANTED FOR USE OF ALL AUDIO RECORDINGS.
ALL COPYRIGHT PROTECTED STORIES ARE TOLD WITH PERMISSION RECEIVED IN WRITING FROM
PUBLISHERS AND AUTHORS AS STATED IN THE VIDEOS AND ALL DOCUMENTS ARE ON FILE IN THE
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
Elizabeth Figa, 2004