The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68478   Message #1932322
Posted By: mack/misophist
10-Jan-07 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bocephus
Subject: RE: Origins: Bocephus
I suspect this is a reference to one of my favourite childrens' books Travels With an Arkansas Bear, (Title may not be exact.), which was first published in the mid 1800's. A search of Amazon will find it. The characters are a young fiddle playing boy named Bo and a talking bear. It's been 30 years since I had my hands on a copy, so this may not be exact. The author was one of the main editors of The St Nicholas Magazine for Boys.