Siam: Kenneth on When He Almost Got Eaten By a Crocodile

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Siam: Kenneth on When He Almost Got Eaten By a Crocodile


One day Kenneth and his evangelist couldn't find a place to sleep for the night, so they decided to spend the night in their dugout canoe. Kenneth went to sleep and began to have a nightmare of sorts, a feeling that all was not well, and that somehow the boat was tipping over. Suddenly, he realized that it was tipping over. He looked and saw the front legs of a crocodile that was pulling at the boat and preparing to make a grab at him. As the croc pulled down on the boat on one side, Kenneth flipped out the other side. "I really levitated." He or a part of him would have become a meal for a crocodile.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1938


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 58, clip 6


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on When He Almost Got Eaten By a Crocodile,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,