Kenneth on the Story of Ah Peh and the Viper Bite

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Kenneth on the Story of Ah Peh and the Viper Bite


Ah Peh was clearing out the pineapples behind the house, under Margaret's direction. There were hundreds of them, making a haven for cobras and vipers. As Ah he worked, a viper struck him in the lower leg, and he became very sick. Kenneth rushed him down to the hospital. He was treated and got back to normal in a couple of days. Two weeks later he was terribly sick again, but the doctor couldn't see anything wrong. Eventually they located a spot in the coolie back and extracted quite a bit of pus. The viper struck at the ankle, but the problem developed in the back. The coolie felt much relieved, and cheerful, returned to work, and was his old self.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1927


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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 82: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" CDs 51-75

Clip Location

Hour 71, clip 5


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Kenneth on the Story of Ah Peh and the Viper Bite,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,