Folk Tales Research Assignment
Pecos Bill Facts
When Pecos Bill was born, he talked before he was one month old, teethed on his dad's knife, and rode his first horse just when he learned how to sit.
When his family went on a trip, Pecos Bill fell off of the wagon, almost drowned in the Pecos River, and was raised by coyotes that found him.
His brother found him years later and convinced him that he was not a coyote.
Has Magic Powers
A cowboy that has incredible strength and can ride anything.
Widow Maker (Lightning)
Widow Maker, also known as Lightning in some versions, is Peco's horse. Widow Maker is known because it is said that no one can ride him except for Pecos.
Slue Foot Sue
She is Pecos's first wife (and she's the one the Pecos loved the most). Pecos immediately fell in love with her when he saw her ride a catfish. When they got married, she wanted to ride Widow Maker. Pecos reluctantly let her ride Widow Maker. When she got on, Widow Maker threw her high up into the sky. She was wearing a hoop skirt, so when she came down, she bounced off of the ground like a spring and kept on bouncing. She went up so high that she hit the moon. Seeing that there is no way to make her stop, Pecos shot her to put her out of her misery before she starved to death.