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ID
b241
Title
"The Foxes."
Genre
Story
Page Count
10
Word Count
2670
Publisher
Lilliput
Publication Year
1957
Document Types
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncle Silas Stories
Topics
Religion

An Uncle Silas recollection, providing a forum for Bates's life-long dislike of the church (see also "The Fire Eaters"), involving a battle between Silas and a parson over a fox and the cleric's hens: "he wur always at me to git me to live it different. Wanted to git me to reform...when a man's 'happy what sense is it a-trying to git 'im to start all over again and be miserable? 'Ithout they're miserable, some folks, they don't think they're good." In Lilliput (January 1957), Sugar for the Horse (1957).