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ID
b234
Title
"Aunt Tibby."
Genre
Story
Page Count
9
Word Count
2200
Publisher
Evening Standard
Publication Year
1956
Document Types
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives

A tale of Uncle Silas told by the narrator's aunt (from the opposite side of the family as Silas), one of the only people able to "get the better" of him. The owner of a renowned and spotless public-house, Aunt Tibby is in danger of losing her best assistant to the womanizing Silas until she serves him up a pie "made and baked by Thirza" (the girl): "I just forget...whether it had four toads and eight frogs in it or four frogs and eight toads. Or whether it was three live eels and two slow worms or..." In Evening Standard (August 18, 1956), Sugar for the Horse (1957).