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Fables and Folklore

Did brer rabbit escape the tar baby?


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March 12, 2010 9:41PM

Yes. Brer Fox and Brer Bear stacked some wood around him, preparing to burn him up (he was helpless; all gooey with tar). Brer Rabbit, always one step ahead, begged the two not to throw him into the briar patch. He told them they could burn him and torture him, as long as they didn't throw him into the briar patch. So, Brer Fox and Bear decided to do just that. After they tossed him into the brair patch, they heard him giggling and laughing - he wasn't afraid of the briar patch! He was BORN in the briar patch! So he goes laughing and skipping into the sunset, having escaped the grasp of Brer Fox and Brer Bear once more.