Big Oat Field by Varner's Pasture in "By the People" (Location)

Display Label: 
Big Oat Field
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1854
Y: 
1411
Description: 

Ratliff invites Stevens to come hunt geese in the "big oat field in the bend below Uncle Billy's pasture" (139). Oats are an atypical crop in Yoknapatawpha, but no other details are provided, not even what "bend" is referred to. It is not the bend from which Frenchman's Bend derives its name, and it could be a bend in a road or a river. However, it is undoubtedly in the Frenchman's Bend region, since it belongs to "Uncle Billy" Varner. The specific place in the Bend we chose to locate it is speculative.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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