Tall Tales

By Mr. Goguen

The Story of Johnny Appleseed

Characters

John Chapman was his real name.

Setting

Born in Massachusetts

Created apple orchards in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Exaggeration & Humor

  • A rattlesnake tried to bite him but the fangs would not go into his foot because his skin was as tough as an elephant's hide.
  • He was never sick in over 70 years.
  • He used his tin hat for cooking.
  • Slept outdoors.
  • Walked barefoot around the country.
  • Made his drinking water from snow melting with his feet.
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