Jimmy Jenkins worked for Pryor's Aunt Gladys for many years. When Pryor took possession of the house, he simply reported for work. Pryor was initially wary, but Jimmy is hard-working and willing to do almost anything for them, except perhaps for planting a vineyard when he knows that it would be much better to grow strawberries. in 1955, he is about 50, powerfully built, with a short neck, awide weather-beaten face, a permanent grin, a broken nose, and teeth yellow from smoking Woodbines. Jimmy reminds Pryor somewhat of an ape, being long-armed and hirsute.