The patrons of the Rainbow Inn discuss several topics in Chapter Six of Silas Marner by George Elliot. The chapter opens with the discussion of red Durham cow that Bob recently brought into town. The conversation then progresses into a discussion about Mr. Tookey’s singing voice. The crowd teases him about his weak performance and jokingly suggests that he should leave the choir. They also discuss the courtship of Mr. Lammeter and Miss Osgood, which Mr. Macey has apparently told many times but willingly retells for the enjoyment of his audience. They also discuss a ghost, Cliff’s Holiday, which some in the town believe exists while others don’t.