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A Tall Tale, Author Unknown ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) Creative Commons photo from craigrousseau.com On the day of the race many people came... Big John Henry

A Tall Tale, Author Unknown
ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 3)

Creative Commons photo from craigrousseau.com

On the day of the race many people came to Big Bend Mountain to watch. John Henry and the salesman stood side by side. Even early in the day, the sun was burning hot.

The competition began. John Henry kissed his hammer and started working. At first, the steam-powered drill worked two times faster than he did. Then, he started working with a hammer in each hand. He worked faster and faster. In t...

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