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Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings by Joel Chandler Harris
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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

By Joel Chandler Harris







PREFACE AND DEDICATION
TO THE NEW EDITION

To Arthur Barbette Frost:

DEAR FROST:

I am expected to supply a preface for this new edition of my
first book--to advance from behind the curtain, as it were, and
make a fresh bow to the public that has dealt with Uncle Remus in
so gentle and generous a fashion. For this event the lights are
to be rekindled, and I am expected to respond in some formal way
to an encore that marks the fifteenth anniversary of the book.
There have been other editions--how many I do not remember--but
this is to be an entirely new one, except as to the matter: new
type, new pictures, and new binding.

But, as frequently happens on such occasions, I am at a loss for
a word. I seem to see before me the smiling faces of thousands of
children--some young and fresh, and some wearing the friendly