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Mon, 14 Jan 2008
Uncle Remus is about to descend on Seligor's Castle
Joel Chandler
Harris The Tales of Uncle Remus were wrote by Joel Chandler Harris and were the largest single collection of Afro-American folktales ever collected and published. Between 1896 and 1918  he published around 260 tales in eight volumes, all  of them black folktales.
I absolutely adored the tales of Brer Rabbit and my
Joel Chandler    favourite of all of them was and still is Brer Rabbit and the
Tar    Harris             Baby. I used to get my mum or dad to read it to me over and over again, then when my sisters were old enough, I had them, read it as well, otherwise I cried untilThe tales of Brer Rabbit
through the mouth of Uncle Remus they felt sorry for me.
Yes, I know I was a naughty girl, but I did so love the story. I hope you find it just as good. It mightn't be exactly the same as the one Uncle Remus wrote but it is how I remember it.

Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Brer Fox sat the Tar Baby by the
side of the road.Early  one morning even before Sister Moon had put on her dressing gown, Brer Fox was up and moving around. He had a glint in his eye, so you could tell straight away that he was up to no good. On the table he had mixed up a big dish of tar and then before your very eyes he had turned the mass of tar into the shape of a baby, in fact a Tar Baby. he sat back in his chair and watched as Brer Sun, still yawning, crept up into the sky above Brer Fox's Den.
A little time later Brer Fox picked up his Tar Baby and made his way down the road. This road just happened to be the same road that Brer Rabbit,
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