Flags in the Dust, 391 (Event)

Page Number: 
391
Order within Page: 
3
First 8-10 words of event: 
Like in Mars' John's time, when de Cunnel wuz
Page Event Ends: 
391
Era: 
Antebellum (1831-1860)
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Monday, January 1, 1849 to Monday, December 31, 1849
Summary: 

Simon describes the scene in "de old times" when the slaves on the Sartoris plantation come up to the front lawn to celebrate the birth of Old Bayard (391). Since Bayard was born in 1849, and Simon not for about ten more years, it's hard to know what to make of this "memory," though there's no suggestion that Simon is inventing rather than recalling it fondly.

Chronological Order: 
2.05
Keywords: 
Slavery Birth Nostalgia
Indeterminate Date Range: 
6543

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