Peddler

From Television and Film Character Encyclopedia
Peddler

Background

Roy Lee "The Traveling Man" is a peddler in northern Louisiana.

During the events of The Evictors (1979) played by Lucius Farris

Peddler stops by Ruth Watkins and Ben Watkins' house and tries to sell some things to Ruth. He tells her the house had been abandoned for a long time and that multiple people had been killed in the house. He then tells her the story of Mrs. Mullins who was supposedly kicked to death by a mule and Mr. Mullins who was dragged to death by the mule. Ben buys some chickens from the Peddler and also offers him work chopping wood. Later, Peddler stops by and starts to chop wood when he finds Ben and Ruth gone. As he returns from stacking the cut wood on the porch, he is attacked and killed by a man wielding an ax.