The story, "A Hunter Kills His Friend Through Mistake," is on page 57 of "Turnbo's Tales of the Ozarks:Schools, Indians, Hard Times and More Stories," Revised Edition.The Turnbo Tales books were edited by Desmond Walls Allen, Arkansas Research, P.O. Box 303, Conway, Arkansas 72032.The Arkansas Research website is:
At the turn of the 19th century and into the early 1900's, Turnbo wrote numerous stories from interviews with old settlers, war related incidents, and his childhood experiences.The account of John Paley accidentally shooting Hamp Youngblood was furnished to Silas Claborn Turnbo by William Riddle who lived on Long Creek in Carroll County, Arkansas.The accident happened one night when John Paley, and Hamp Youngblood went out to shoot turkeys.
The "Turnbo Tales" give us an excellent view of what Northwest Arkansas was like in the "olden days."I read the books a few years ago when researching my granddad's family roots in Carroll County.