Cambridge: Hardware Store (Location Key)


Not far from Parker's restaurant and the jewelry store that Quentin Compson visits in The Sound and the Fury is the Boston hardware store where he goes to buy something heavy enough to make sure he drowns when he jumps into the Charles River. Because the ten-pound "tailor's goose" is too big, he buys "two six-pound little ones" instead (85). A tailor's goose is a type of flat iron; the name derives from the curve of its handle.