Beasley Kemp

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Beasley Kemp
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Kemp, Beasley
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
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Beasley Kemp is a neighboring farmer whose horse Pap acquires in a swap; he himself does not appear in the story, but in some respects the eight dollars in "actual cash money" he originally paid for the horse precipitate its events (123).

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Beasley is the man who bought a horse from Herman Short for eight dollars five years ago, and then traded it to Pap for "a straight stock and fourteen rods of bob-wire and a old wore-out sorghum mill of Old Man Anse Holland's" (119). He, and not the savvy horse-trader Pat Stamper, is the man who "starts actual cash money jumping from hand to hand," a violation of what Pap and the Story-teller see as a breach in Yoknapatawpha County trading etiquette.
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