Innkeeper. ‘Rather too keen on the bottle’. Derived straight from the ‘PastoraI’. Often the hero of many amusing stories, Bartholomew is an early product of the soil of Provence. He is the ‘comic’ of the Pastoral. He brings a dried cod (one of the ingredients of the celebrated provençal dish, l’aïoli), and two big baskets filled with food. He has dressed hurriedly; his shirt is buttoned-up wrongly and his trousers are held up by a single strap of his bracers.