"A Teetotal Tale."

While "de-flowering the golden-fingered heads" of cowslips for wine, Uncle Silas tells his nephew of trying to go off alcohol for "prit near two months" in an effort to win a beautiful girl. Failing, he comes to say goodbye, only to find himself enjoying the company of her equally lovely mother: "We come to a sort of pact. I said I'd keep Ma from being too lonely fur a night or two if she'd leave me alone now and then with the gal. In Argosy (January 1961, with title "Silas on the Wagon,") The Wedding Party (1965).

ID: 
b296
Title: 
"A Teetotal Tale."
Genre: 
Story
Page Count: 
8
Word Count: 
ca. 1900
Publisher: 
Argosy
Year of Publication: 
1961
Document Type: 
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncle Silas Stories