Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 1

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1098
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Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 1
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Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 1
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 
Yes
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Throughout all the oddities of Mrs. Gant's and Zilphia's lives in "Miss Zilphia Gant," the family dressmaking shop continues to "do well" with the women of Jefferson who can afford to have hand-tailored clothes (378, 381). After Zilphia returns to Jefferson with a story about a second marriage and a girl she calls her daughter, "the ladies" - as the narrator calls the shop's clients - "never tired of fondling little Zilphia," as he calls the girl (381).