Eck Snopes' Mother

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Eck Snopes' Mother
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Snopes, Mother of Eck Snopes
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White
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Female
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Poor White
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Minor
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Alive
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Snopes
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The woman who gave birth to Eck is unnamed. When he introduces her into the story, Gavin Stevens asserts that she "must have, as the old bucolic poet said, cast a leglin girth herself before she married whatever Snopes was Eck's titular father" (33) - by which he is saying that Eck "must" be illegitimate. The only basis for this, however, is Eck's honesty and decency combined with Gavin's own antipathy to all things Snopes: he and Ratliff see Eck as too good to be genetically a Snopes.

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