ore scientific investigation of them.
For a while it was thought that the negroes learned these stories from the Indians.
It is at least certain that many of the Uncle Remus stories are current among the Indians of North and South America.
It is equally certain that more is known of Indian folk-lore than of negro folk-lore.
The present status of the question is overwhelmingly in favour of an African origin.
The negro slaves, in other words, brought these stories with them from Africa to Brazil and the United States.
The Indians in both countries learned them from the negroes.
Of the negro dialect in general as spoken in the United States today, there are four varieties:
（1) The dialect of Virginia, especially of Eastern or Tidewater Virginia.
It is best represented in the works of Thomas Nelson Page.
Broad a is retained in this dialect and there is a vanishing y sound (as in few) heard after c and g when broad a follows: larst (last), farst (fast), grahss (grass), pahstur