Buck

Display Name: 
Buck
Sort Name: 
Buck
AKA: 
The Texas Man
Buck Hipps
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Auctioneer
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, January 1, 1860 to Wednesday, December 31, 1890
Origin: 
Texas
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Referred to as "the Texas man" by the narrator, Buck carries "a ivory-handled pistol and a box of gingersnaps" in his back pocket (167). The day after he arrives at Mrs. Littlejohn's, he auctions off the wild ponies that he and Flem have brought back from Texas. At the end of that day he drives off on the buckboard wagon he swapped for the last two horses. Although he takes advantage of the men of Frenchman's Bend, he is sympathetic to Mrs. Armstid and refuses to accept Henry Armstid’s bid, though Henry later forces his five dollars on Flem who is not as scrupulous.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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