Bayou in "The Bear"|Go Down, Moses in Go Down, Moses (Location)

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Bayou
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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940
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133
Description: 

Some distance beyond the overturned log with the bear's "print of a crooked foot" stands a "big gum tree" beside which flows a "little bayou whose black still water crept without motion out of a cane-brake, across a small clearing and into the cane again" (191). The bayou serves as a demarcation point between the Big Bottom hunting grounds and the "new and alien country" (196) of wilderness that lies beyond these grounds. Across a small clearing next to the bayou amidst the cane lies another tree stand, "dissimilar only in incidentals" (192) to the one where Ike McCaslin first learned to hunt.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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