Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings; the Folk-lore of the Old Plantation

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D. Appleton, 1881 - African Americans - 231 pages

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The author claimed to be only a "compiler" of these stories provided by Negro story-tellers. The chief ingredient is humor and a kind of authenticity of the familiar for Southerners. This is a ... Read full review

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I have just found a preface and dedication to the new edition of Uncle Remus, his songs and sayings by Joel Chandler Harris, it is fascinating read, and beautifully written.


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Page 16 - Tar-Baby, en den he fotch up on his behime legs like he wuz 'stonished. De Tar-Baby, she sot dar, she did, en Brer Fox, he lay low. " ' Mawnin' ! ' sez Brer Rabbit, sezee — ' nice wedder dis mawnin',' sezee. " Tar-Baby ain't sayin' nuthin', en Brer Fox, he lay low. '* * How duz yo' sym'tums seem ter segashuate ?
Page 15 - long twel he spy de Tar-Baby, en den he fotch up on his behime legs like he wuz 'stonished. De Tar-Baby, she sot dar, she did, en Brer Fox, he lay low. "'MawninT sez Brer Rabbit, sezee— 'nice wedder dis mawnin',
Page 12 - Rabbit bin doin' all he could fer to keep 'im fum it, Brer Fox say to hisse'f dat he'd put up a game on Brer Rabbit, en he ain't mo'n got de wuds out'n his mouf twel Brer Rabbit come a lopin' up de big road, lookin' des ez plump, en ez fat, en ez sassy ez a Moggin hoss in a barley-patch.
Page 22 - En den youer allers some'rs whar you got no bizness,' sez Brer Fox, sezee. 'Who ax you fer ter come en strike up a 'quaintance wid dish yer Tar-Baby? En who stuck you up dar whar you iz? Nobody in de roun
Page 14 - Brer Rabbit, deyer nice, en fresh, en tender,' sez Brer Fox, sezee. "Den Brer Rabbit sorter pull his mustarsh, en say: 'You ain't got no calamus root, is you, Brer Fox? I done got so now dat I can't eat no chicken 'ceppin she's seasoned up wid calamus root.' En wid dat Brer Rabbit lipt out er de do...
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Page 21 - Remus," said the little boy one evening, when he had found the old man with little or nothing to do, "did the fox kill and eat the rabbit when he caught him with the Tar-Baby?" "Law, honey, ain't I tell you 'bout dat?" replied the old darkey, chuckling slyly. "I 'clar ter grashus I ought er tole you dat, but old man Nod wuz ridin...
Page 17 - Rabbit,' sez Brer Fox, sezee. 'You look sorter stuck up dis mawnin',' sezee, en den he rolled on de groun', en laft en laft twel he couldn't laff no mo'. 'I speck you'll take dinner wid me dis time, Brer Rabbit. I done laid in some calamus root, en I ain't gwineter take no skuse,
Page 17 - She des hilt on, en den Brer Rabbit lose de use er his feet in de same way. Brer Fox, he lay low. Den Brer Rabbit squall out dat ef de Tar-Baby don't tu'n 'im loose he butt 'er cranksided. En den he butted, en his head got stuck. Den Brer Fox, he sa'ntered fort', lookin' des ez innercent ez wunner yo' mammy's mockin
Page 66 - Rabbit mighty nigh skeer'd outen his skin, en he fear'd fer ter move kaze de bucket might keel over en spill him out in de water. Wile he sayin' his pra'rs over like a train er kyars runnin', ole Brer Fox holler out: " 'Heyo, Brer Rabbit! Who you wizzitin

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