However, the piccaninny and the Rabbit soon began a firm friendship by playfully jogging one another over.
The animals and the piccaninny all frisked around in high excitement.
It was then the piccaninny woke up because the bough had ceased to sway gently up and down.
The piccaninny told the Bush Baby that he would find some honey for her.
piccaninny, Pickaninny, pik′a-nin-i, n. a little child: an African or negro child.
And I've been asleep with my head upon my dear, naughty old Bear, with all my animals and the piccaninny round me.
It was arranged that the piccaninny and the Rabbit were to charge together from a distance and see which could unhorse the other.
piccaninny's black shanks and pink heels flew up and out, and he was away like a flash.
also pickaninny, 1650s, from West Indies patois, formed as a diminutive from Spanish pequeño or Portuguese pequeno "little, small," of uncertain origin, related to French petit (see petit (adj.)). As late as 1836 applied affectionately to any small child or baby, regardless of race.