The Return of the Native
"Let the past be forgotten. Well, God bless you! There, I don't believe in old superstitions, but I'll do it." She threw a slipper at the retreating figure of the girl, who turned, smiled, and went on again. (2.8.41)
"You are rather afraid of me. Do you know what I be?"
The child surveyed his vermilion figure up and down with much misgiving, and finally said, "Yes."
"The reddleman!" he faltered.
"Yes, that's what I be. Though there's more than one." (1.8.35-9)
"You little children think there's only one [...] devil, and one reddleman, when there's lots of us all."
"Is there? You won't carry me off in your bags, will ye, master? 'Tis said that reddleman will sometimes."
"Nonsense. All that reddlemen do is sell reddle." (1.8.39-41)