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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1906)
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E fust news you know," remarked Uncle Remus, as the little boy
leaned against the shoe-bench, " you'll be settin' on dat wax, an'
den whar'll you be, an' what'll yo' mammy say? It's de same kinder
wax dat ol' Brer Fox made f tar-baby out'n, an' it's got a mighty habit er
holdin' on when once it gits a grip on you. I had a tale on my min', but
you done druv it clean away. ",'Bout de time Brer Rabbit wuz so thick
wid ol' Brer B'ar, it come 'bout dat de creeturs jine in an make 'lm de Judge
er de court-house an' dey does say dat ol' Brer B'ar made a mighty good
Judge, 'speshually when he put on his specks,, an' cle'r'd his th'oat, an' tuck
a pinch er snuff.
" 'Long 'bout dat time wuz de famishin' time, an' de. creeturs hatter
scramble 'roun' rnight'ly ef dey got one full meal a day; it wuz de time when
dey wuz all a-huntin' fer de gol'-min' I done tol' you 'bout Well, one day,
whiles Brer Rabbit wuz meanderin' down de big road, who should he meet
but ol' Brer Fox? an' mo' dan dat, Brer Fox had a basket, an' de basket lookt
like it wuz full er sump'n. '
44 Dey passed de time er day, an' Brer Rabbit low, What dat you got,
Bret Fox?' Parched goobers, Brer Rabbit.' Brer Rabbit come mighty
nigh drappin'-in his tracks; he 'low, My goodness, Brer Fox! don't tell me
dat; you'll make my mouf water an' dribble fum here plumb home. ' Parched
goobers! Le' me go! ' an wid dat, he put out up de road like de dogs wuz
' But, he ain't gone so mighty fur 'fo' he turn In de bushes, an' run
throo de underbresh twel he cotch a glimp' er Brer Fox ez he went inter
de woods on de yuther side er de road. Brer Rabbit f oiler so he kin keep
bofe eyes on Brr Fox en he ktp urn dar, rcon!
" Brer Fox went on, he did, an' Brer Rabbit foller; on an' on, an'
still Brer Rabbit foller. Bimeby, he come ter a clump er bushes, an' in dar,
clean out'n sight, he put his basket, an' kiwer'd it wid leaves an' trash, kaze
Brer Rabbit seen 'im when he done it. Den Brer Fox went off ter whar
he been diggin' an' grabblin fer gol. Brer Rabbit watch 'im mighty close,
an' den he crope back ter de big road, so Brer Fox can't see 'im, an' when
he got dar, he run like a race-hoss twel he got home. Dar he got 'im a bag,
an' went flyin' back. Den he crope ter whar Brer Fox had hid his basket,
scraped off de leaves an' trash, an' put de goobers in his bag; an' atter he
got um all, he put de leaves an trash back whar he.foun' um, an' went on
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" Once dar, him an' his chillun an' his ol' 'oman had a big time wid
de goobers." " Wasn't that stealing ? " asked the child. 44 Not in dem
days," responded Uncle Remus. " Dey ain't had no Bibles an' no preachers,
an' dey ain't know fight fum wrong; ef dey know'd right fum lef nobody
ain't tol me 'bout it.
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But dey wuz one thing dat happen dat Brer Rabbit ain't count on;
his chillun, eatin' de goobers, scattered de hulls all over de yard, an when
Brer Fox went on home, atter he fin his basket empty, be seed um, an d-n
he know right whar his goobers done gone. He say ter hisse'f, 4 I'll git him !
Ke foun' some er de hulls out in de road, whar Brer Rabbit's chillun been
playin' an' he picked um up an' put um in his pocket.
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Den be went right straight ter ol' Judge B'ar an' put in his
plaints, an' de Judge say he wuz de one fer ter see things righted. He
Brer Wolf ter Brer Rabbit wid a souobean. an' he hatter ro tr de r,
hnliu an' ctn trial
,4' Dm kinder tarrified Brer Rabbit, kaze he ain't usen ter dat kinder
dota's, an' when dey put 'im on de stan' all he kin say is ter wctt's his nose
an wiggle his mouf. Den Judge B'ar turn ter Brer Fox, 4 Wuz Ct goobers
parched ' Brer Fox say dey mos sholy wuz, an' de Judge, hi ray, Brer
R&tbit, I'm 'shame' er de way ycu done Brer Fox, an' I pass Cii remittance
on you: Plant some parched goobers, an when you raise a crep in um, pay
Brer Fox back all you owes him! Wow, den, I'll rejourn de court.' "
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