Mrs. Winterbottom's Boarding House in Flags in the Dust (Location)

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Winterbottom's Boarding House
Type: 
Office/store
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1296
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753
Description: 

"Miz Winterbottom's" is where the two Yankee "cyarpet-baggers" who try to organize the emancipated slaves to vote are boarding, and it is here that Colonel Sartoris seeks them out and kills them - before apologizing to Mrs. Winterbottom for "mussing up [her] guest-room" with the murder (243). (Faulkner narrates this shooting in two later novels - Light in August and The Unvanquished; in that last account he relocates it in the Holston House, the oldest hotel in Jefferson.)

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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