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Gideon Short stories are truly fascinating because they allow an audience to experience adventures through the characters Authors often include interesting characters into their stories to capture the readers attention Doris Lessing includes such a character in her short story No Witchcraft for Sale Gideon is the protagonist of the story and plays role of a cook and a good friend of the Farquar family Through his actions Gideon shows his loyalty heroism and trustworthiness First of all Gideon shows his loyalty to the family of Farquars Gideon was familys cook and their good friend He had been with her now for several years he was one of the few natives who had his wife and children in the compound and never wanted to go home to his kraal which was some hundreds of miles awayLessing 150 He was devoted to his employers for a long time Gideon took care of Teddy Farquars son and was with him through his childhood Mrs Farquar had a close relationship with her servant too Because of that we Mrs Farquar felt a warm impulse towards her cook and at the end of the month she raised his wagesLessing 150 Mrs Farquar appreciated all the things Gideon had done for her and her family Loyalty is a value that Gideon shows in his relationship with Farquar family Gideon also displays heroism when saving Teddy He was playing in the bushes when suddenly a snake that was hanging from the tree spat poison into his eyes He came crying to his mother who was in the house It was no more than a few minutes before she saw Gideon come bounding back and in his hand he held a plantLessing 151 Gideon knew he had to act quickly in order to save Teddys eyes so he ran into the bushes to find a plant that would heal Teddys eyes Then he put the leaves of the plant on Teddys eyes
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