In this tall tale, Davy Crockett lives in the woods where he combs his hair with a rake and shaves his beard with an ax, but Halley’s Comet is hurling towards Earth and the president is trying to stop it, and asks Davy Crockett to help. Davy climbs to the top of the Eagle Eye Peak and jumps on Halley’s Comet and rides it into the Atlantic Ocean, so the water puts the comet’s fire out and Davey hurls it into outer space, becoming an American hero. (McGraw-Hill Treasures, 2009)
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