Mink Snopes' Farm in The Hamlet (Location)

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Mink Snopes' Farm
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Mink Snopes and his family live in "a broken-backed cabin" off a "narrow road back in the hills" (80), four miles from Frenchman's Bend (268). It is also described as a "paintless two-room cabin with an open hallway between and a leanto kitchen" (243). Mink put his name in "crude lettering" on the "battered and scarred mailbox" in front of the "foul muck-trodden lot" (80-81), but in fact the land he farms as a share cropper is "a foreclosed portion of Houston's farm" (275) that now, like so much else in the Bend, is owned by Will Varner. This location also serves to group a number of indeterminable locations on which Mink farms throughout the years. When he returns to his native land with his new wife, he rents "a small farm on shares" (264). From this point on, Mink appears to continue the migrations of the sharecropping life on which he was raised. For instance, he sees his children "across whatever sorry field or patch" he happens to be farming and sits on "whatever rented porch" resting from his labor (264).

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