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ID
b128
Title
"A Silas Idyll."
Genre
Story
Page Count
5
Word Count
1550
Publisher
Argosy
Publication Year
1939
Document Types
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncle Silas Stories
Topics
Boyhood

An escapade of the young Uncle Silas, master thatcher of barns and houses, stacks and lych-gates, in which he slips into a dressmakers shop and flirts with twenty girls while their supervisor is out. The tale includes colorful touches related to thatching and dressmaking. In My Uncle Silas (1939), Fair Stood the Wind for France Together with Two Short Stories (1971). Reprinted in Argosy (December 1942).