The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939


Reversed Perpetual Motion.

"I WONDAH," said Sambo, "whah I'd go
Ef I turned back-somasets on de flo'
Jes' on an' on an' out ob de do',
An' nebah, nebah stopped no mo'.
I 'specs I'd git inter yiste'day sho'—
An' mebbe inter de day befo'."