Author and narrator Donald Davis shares two riotously funny stories in The Southern Bells. The main story is the tale of two spinsters who run amuck after receiving eight-line telephone service. The second story is an added gift, a recounting of Davis’ first day at school. Davis has a naturally funny voice; he does not have to contrive a humorous tone. His delivery is spot-on, and he lets the story do the talking, never over-working the punch lines. Using a corn-pone tone Davis brings to life his naïve, unwittingly hilarious North Carolinians. Davis does not demean these characters; rather he celebrates their innocence.