How to make the corn grow tall

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He saw a man and a woman in a little field. They was both stark naked, he said, chaseing each other up and down like rabbits...I knew the couple...they were quiet, hard working folk. The man came from a good backwoods family, and the woman attended the village church...I couldn't imagine them running naked out of doors at four o'clock in the morning....I mentioned it to a friend...Yes, I've heard of such doings, he said with a grin. Its supposed to make the corn grow tall...He said, doubtless the pioneers brought it from Tennessee, or Kentucky, or Virginia....Nobody believes it, but I bet that young fellows grandpappy thought it was true. Source:Randolph, 1953

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