Caledonia Chapel in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

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Caledonia Chapel
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Church
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1752
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492
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The Protestant church where the people of Beat Four worship is "a plank steepleless box," "weathered, unpainted, of wood and not much larger than a single room" (153, 98). To get there, as Lucas tells Chick, "you takes the first right hand up into the hills just behond the Nine-Mile branch bridge" (67). The church and graveyard beside it are a mile from the nearest house (90), set "quite high" on a ridge (97). When Chick first looks closely at it, "standing among the trunks of the high strong constant shaggy pines, solitary but not forlorn" (153), he decides that while other church buildings signify "Peace" or "Repent" or even "Beware," "this one said simply Burn" (154). (Caledonia, a poetic term for Scotland, is also the name of a real town in Mississippi, mentioned in Faulkner's Unvanquished.)

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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