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Uncle Tom

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A negro slave, noted for his fidelity, piety, and the faithful discharge of all his duties. Being sold, he has to submit to the most revolting cruelties. (Mrs. Beecher Stewe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin.)

⁂ This tale was founded on the story of Josiah Henson (1787), told to Mrs. Stowe by Henson himself.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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