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Brer Rabbit

clever trickster. [Children’s Lit.: Uncle Remus]
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Br'er Fox takes the bait, of course, and learns that Br'er Rabbit isn't afraid o f the briar patch at all.
Br'er Rabbit was born and raised in the briar patch.
Even the sly Br'er Rabbit wouldn't dare to concoct a whopper like that.
And if it had not been for the sixty-eight children's books I had designed and illustrated in the twenty-three-year interim since Br'er Rabbit and Jump
The dessert plate and mug sets have been added m Country Kitten, Country Pup, Br'er Rabbit and Farmyard.
These stories became the basis of the Br'er Rabbit tales.
More discussion is needed of the Br'er Rabbit and Jack the Bear stories and how Ellison adapted them for his purposes.
If the Times were to write a headline for the famous Uncle Remus tale, it might read, "Politics Forcing Br'er Rabbit to Back Being Thrown Into Briar Patch.
Br'er Rabbit got out of a prickly situation when he conned Br'er Bear into throwing him into the brier patch.
The federal government isn't being "forced" into its actions by environmentalists any more than the cunning Br'er Rabbit who pleaded, "Please don't throw me in the briar patch"--thereby prompting the fox to do exactly that.
In this case, he said, House Republicans are playing the role of Br'er Fox, and Clinton is Br'er Rabbit.