The plot is set on a plantation in the South during the Reconstruction Era. Slavery was abolished, and former slaves were free to find jobs. Uncle Remus is described as a kind and easy-going man who is willing to pass the numerous folktales he knows to the next generation. He meets Johnny after the boy decides to run away from home. A tale of Br’er Rabbit, brightly presented by the storyteller, convinces Johnny to return home.
The boy likes listening to Uncle Remus, but at some point, his mother asks the narrator of African-American folktales to stop communication with Johnny. Disappointed, Uncle Remus moves to Atlanta only to receive a request from Johnny to come back. The boy got attacked by a bull and now can spend a lot of time listening to Uncle Remus’s stories, which he really enjoys.