Before she tried to be a good woman she had been a very bad woman' so bad that she could trail her wonderful apparel up and down Main Street, from the Elm Tree Bakery to the railroad tracks, without once having a man doff his hat to her or a woman bow. You passed her on the street with a surreptitious glance, though she was well worth looking at' in her furs and laces and plumes. She had the only full-length mink coat in our town, and Ganz's shoe store sent to Chicago for her shoes. Hers were the miraculously small feet you frequently see in stout women. Also includes "The Gay Old Dog," "That's Marriage," "Farmer in the Dell," "Un Morso doo Pang," "Long Distance," "The Maternal Feminine."Ferber, Edna is the author of 'Woman Who Tried to Be Good and Other Stories', published 2004 under ISBN 9780809594238 and ISBN 0809594234.