Cowardly Ruth Rabbit A Short Story by Random Writer Polly Blacksmith had always loved industrial Athens with its forgotten, fluttering fields. It was a place where she felt lonely. She was a hilarious, patient, wine drinker with solid eyelashes and scrawny spots. Her friends saw her as an outrageous, orange ogre. Once, she had even revived a dying, deaf person. That's the sort of woman he was.