He visited us in our home in Hartford and was reverently devoured by the big
eyes of Susy and Clara, -- for I made a deep and awful impression upon the little
creatures, who knew his book by heart through my nightly declamation of its
tales to them -- by revealing to them privately that he was the real Uncle Remus
whitewashed so that he could come into people's houses the front way.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (2013), p. 260. Dictated 16 October 1906.
Illustration from UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND HIS SAYINGS, 1908 edition
Quotations | Newspaper Articles | Special Features | Links | Search