"One day she started in on an 'Uncle Remus' tale"

Unlce Remus, 'His Songs and Sayings: The Folklore of the Old Plantation'.
Public DomainUnlce Remus, 'His Songs and Sayings: The Folklore of the Old Plantation'.
 Uncle Remus is a fictional character from a collection of African-American stories compiled by John Chandler Harris in 1881.