How much charming enchantment in the Fairy TalesUncle Rimus! " No wonder the 16-year-old teenager Joel Harris (1848-1908) was heard by the stories that blacks in the kitchen told to pass the time and have fun. He then worked as a "boy on parcels" on the plantation for shelter and bread, and in the evenings absorbed the pobasnyki of those black slaves, whom later in his tales called Uncle Remus and Mother Meadows.
Ten years later, being a writer, Harriswill start to travel and collect stories about the cunning Brother Rabbit and his family, about the insidious Fox, who can not catch and eat a very clever hare. But before that he would work as a compositor in a printing house, then as a journalist, and finally as an editor in various newspapers. He will write essays, humoresques, serious political articles. Together with his family he will move to Atlanta and begin to reproduce what he listened to with pleasure in his youth. His stories will reprint all the newspapers. This folklore of the southern states is not printed in one book. His believable and admirable and affectionate animals will change attitudes toward children's books.
One evening my mother was looking for her son andcasually glanced into the window of a dilapidated hut. She saw the old black good-natured uncle Remus, next to whom she comfortably settled her baby and listens attentively, as cleverly, word for word, adds the story of this black old man.
Early all rose in the house of Brother Rabbit and steelprepare to meet the red-haired guest. They made a dinner of delicious vegetables, and suddenly their rabbit runs and reports that a visitor is coming to them. But the Fox did not dare to go to them. He pretended to be ill and through the Hedgehog Brother sent an invitation for dinner to him. The next day the brother Rabbit came to the house of the fluffy, cunning master and began to ask if the hen was cooked for him. "Of course," agreed the Fox, and Brother Rabbit, on the pretext that the fowl had not been put in dill, gave a drifter and quickly escaped. So he did not manage to catch the Fox.
Uncle Remus told the boy the story underThe title is "The Tale of the Fox and Frogs." The old man was amusingly prokvakal, as amphibians do, which seduced the red beast to dive into the pond behind the turtle. He looks at the Fox into the water, sees in it his own reflection, taken for a fellow man, and boldly ducks. Then he came to his senses and quickly, until the Tortoise Brother dragged him to the bottom, climbed ashore.
At Uncle Remus in stock always a lotunexpected. Here, for example, is a story about a resinous scarecrow. This is a fairy tale about Fox, who almost caught Brother Rabbit. The red beast of a little man was blinded from sticky resin, he put him on the road, and he hid himself and peeps out what will come of it. Runs Brother Rabbit and politely greets the scarecrow, but it is silent.
Joel Harris wrote many fairy tales. In Russian translations, there was only "The Tale of the Lisov Family".