Front Matter Uncle Remus Initiates the Boy The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story Why Mr. Possum Loves Peace Mr. Rabbit too Sharp for Mr. Fox The Story of the Deluge Mr. Rabbit Deceives Mr. Fox Mr. Fox is Again Victimized Mr. Fox Outdone by Mr. Buzzard Miss Cow Falls a Victim Mr. Terrapin Appears on Scene Mr. Wolf Makes a Failure Mr. Fox Tackles Old Man Tarrypin The Awful Fate of Mr. Wolf Mr. Fox and the Deceitful Frogs Mr. Fox Goes A-Hunting Mr. Rabbit—a Good Fisherman Mr. Rabbit Nibbles Up the Butter Mr. Rabbit Finds His Match The Fate of Mr. Jack Sparrow How Mr. Rabbit Saved His Meat Mr. Rabbit Meets Match Again Story about the Little Rabbits Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear Mr. Bear Catches Mr. Bull-Frog How Mr. Rabbit Lost His Tail Mr. Terrapin Shows His Strength Why Mr. Possum Has No Hair The End of Mr. Bear Mr. Fox Gets into Serious Business Mr. Rabbit Raises a Dust A Plantation Witch Jacky-My-Lantern Why the Negro is Black The Sad Fate of Mr. Fox Plantation Proverbs Revival Hymn Camp-Meeting Song Corn-Shucking Song The Plough-Hands' Song Christmas Play-Song Plantation Play-Song A Plantation Chant A Plantation Serenade The Big Bethel Church Time Goes by Turns A Story of the War Jeems Rober'son's Last Illness Uncle Remus's Church Experience Uncle Remus and the Savannah Darkey Turnip Salad as a Text A Confession Uncle Remus with the Toothache The Phonograph Race Improvement In the Role of a Tartar A Case of the Measles The Emigrants As a Murderer His Practical View of Things That Deceitful Jug The Florida Watermelon Uncle Remus Preaches to a Convert As to Education A Temperance Reformer As a Weather Prophet The Old Man's Troubles The Fourth of July


Camp-Meeting Song

Oh, de worril is roun' en de worril is wide—

Lord! 'member deze chillun in de mornin'—

Hit's a mighty long ways up de mountain side,

En dey ain't no place fer dem sinners fer ter hide,

En dey ain't no place whar sin kin abide,

W'en de Lord shill come in de mornin'!

Look up en look aroun',

Fling yo' burden on de groun',

Hit's a gittin' mighty close on ter mornin'!

Smoove away sin's frown—

Retch up en git de crown,

W'at de Lord will fetch in de mornin'!

De han' er ridem'shun, hit's hilt out ter you—

Lord! 'member dem sinners in de mornin'!

Hit's a mighty pashent han', but de days is but few,

W'en Satun, he'll come a demandin' un his due,

En de stiff-neck sinners 'll be smotin' all fru—

Oh, you better git ready for de mornin'!

Look up en set yo' face

To'ds de green hills of grace

'Fo' de sun rises up in de mornin'—

Oh, you better change yo' base,

Hits yo' soul's las' race

For de glory dat's a comin' in de mornin'!

De farmer gits ready w'en de lan's all plowed

For ter sow dem seeds in de mornin'—

De sperrit may be puny en de flesh may be proud,

But you better cut loose fum de scoffin' crowd,

En jine dose Christuns w'at's a cryin' out loud

Fer de Lord fer ter come in de mornin'!

Shout loud en shout long,

Let de eckoes ans'er strong,

W'en de sun rises up in de mornin'!

Oh, you allers will be wrong

Twel you choose ter belong

Ter de Marster w'at's a comin' in de mornin'!

Note: In the days of slavery, the religious services held by the negroes who accompanied their owners to the camp-meetings were marvels of earnestness and devotion.