Juliana and Henrietta McNally sold groceries
at one counter, and Matilda and Maria sold calico and flannel and boots at another.
Gilbert found another group in " the store"- farmers or their sons who had come in for a supply of groceries,
or the weekly mail, and who sat in a sweltering atmosphere around the roaring stove.
On the right ran a counter and shelves of dry goods and clothing; on the left groceries,
cigars, and provisions generally.