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ID
b240
Title
"The Blue Feather."
Genre
Story
Page Count
14
Word Count
3950
Publication Year
1957
Document Types
Film & Television
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncle Silas Stories
Topics
Poaching

A long Uncle Silas tale, in which Silas recalls being caught poaching at the Castle Hanwick, and his subsequent adventures with the crazed woman of the house; refusing to get his cap from under her bed sheets, he is faced by the woman "starve naked, with a double-barrel gun in her hands." "Not long arter that they took her away, poor gal...She'd been away afore, but I never knowed." A television adaptation starring Albert Finney was aired in 2001. In Sugar for the Horse (1957).