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Thread #23981 Message #270272
Posted By: Abby Sale
02-Aug-00 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: History: Tom Dooley didn't kill Laura Foster?!?
Subject: RE: Tom Dooley didn't kill Laura Foster?!?
Lomax credits Dula with the only decent thing he is known to have done -- Tom denied Ann's culpability & didn't even mention her name in the song he wrote. Thus, she got off with a short sentence. Still, it was locally known that she recieved her just deserts: Seems that when Ann died, the Devil carried her off, while black cats ran squawling up the walls of her room and the smell of frying meat filled the air.