Spring 1967 • Vol. XXIX No. 2 FictionMarch 1, 1967 |

The Red Petticoat

Mr. Giller of Enmore was always respectful to ladies; indeed, he loved them; and, if anyone made fun of him for saying so, he would remark gently, "My mother was one of them." Mr. Giller was working bailiff to Farmer Kent, who lived at Buckland; besides attending to his duties in the best possible manner, he was one of those who believe in God as well as in women. The one he honored, the others he treated with consideration and love. "But why baint 'ee married?" asked Carter Beer, who was a man who always enjoyed a laugh at his betters. "Why baint 'ee married, Mr. Giller, for thee do say that a woman be as good as a horse and should be treated as kindly?" Mr. Giller looked at the ground. He saw a string of emmets hurrying to their nest across the road, and moved back a little so that he should not hurt them. "I have never been proud enough to think," replied Mr. Giller, "that any woman could care for me, and they certainly turn away laughing whenever I speak to them.

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