Hurricane Creek|Creek Bottom at Sartoris Place in The Town (Location)

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Harrykin Creek
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1145
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414
Description: 

The "creek" that flows behind the Sartoris place and toward the Tallahatchie River appears in several other texts, but is given a name in the story "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek.": "Hurricane Creek" is its official designation, but as Bayard says, except for Rosa "not even the white people" use that name (697). To the local population, and in the report of the "battle" that General Forrest invents, it is "Harrykin Creek" (697). In The Town, Chick Mallison refers to it as "Harrykin Creek," which is frozen solid, daring Aleck Sander to jump into it. "right through the ice, clothes and all" (56).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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