"Actual Schoolmaster" Snopes

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"Actual Schoolmaster" Snopes
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Snopes, "Actual Schoolmaster"
AKA: 
Wesley Snopes
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Snopes
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Occupation: 
Professional
Specific Job: 
Teacher
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Not named in The Town, he is the father of Byron and Virgil Snopes and schoolmaster in Frenchman's Bend. (He is identified as Wesley Snopes in The Mansion.) He also has a presence in the religious life of the community, and he is equally hypocritical as both a teacher and a revivalist: "whose stage and scene were the scattered country churches and creeks and horse-ponds where during the hot summer Sundays revival services and baptisings took place: himself (he had a good baritone voice and probably the last working pitch pipe in north Mississippi) setting the tune and lining out the words, until one day a posse of enraged fathers caught him and a fourteen-year-old girl in an empty cotton house and tarred and feathered him out of the country" (43).

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