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ID
b66
Title
Obadiah -- a Man Who Met His Match
Genre
Story
Page Count
1
Word Count
1200
Publisher
Manchester Guardian
New Clarion
Publication Year
1930
Document Types
Comic Fiction
Uncollected Stories
Topics
Marriage, Jewish reference, Tricksters

A comic sketch, in which a crafty man finds a wife with a 'patience and shrewdness that matched his own'. Sharing the theme of the bickering couple with several other early stories (A Waddler, The Parrot), this is one of just a few pieces of caricature among Bates's works. In the Manchester Guardian (February 6, 1930), New Clarion (April 1, 1933, p. 325).