Garraway Store in The Town (Location)

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Garraway Store
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Office/store
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Speculation
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Located at Seminary Hill (which is also probably the site of the "Seminary" that Melisandre Backus and Maggie Mallison once attended, 52), this "small dingy store" is owned by old Mr. Garraway (328). It is a place for men to gather and talk while eating cheese and crackers. Gavin describes it in some detail when he depicts Garraway himself "standing there behind the worn counter which he had inherited from his father, racked with tins of meat and spools of thread and combs and needles and bottles of cooking extract and malaria tonic and female compound" (328). These items suggest a female clientele, but in novel the customers Gavin mentions seeing there are black and male, "loafing Negroes" (327).

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