"Mule in the Yard", 252 (Event)

Page Number: 
252
Order within Page: 
3
First 8-10 words of event: 
at stated intervals he passed athwart the peaceful and somnolent
Page Event Ends: 
253
Era: 
The Twenties (1920-1929)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1920 to Wednesday, April 30, 1924
Notes: 

The route Snopes drives his mules is described as follows: "The path he must follow from the railroad station to his pasture crossed the edge of town near Hait's home" (252-53).

The story is dated contemporary when Faulkner wrote it, which, according to Theresa Towner and James B. Carothers in _Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories_, "is uncertain, it may have been written in the late winter or early spring of 1933-34. The story was published in August 1934 by _Scribner's_" (133). This story was later incorporated into Chapter 16 of _The Town_ and narrated by Charles Mallison. The date of this day's events in _The Town_ would be 1927, the year that Eula Varner dies.

Summary: 

Snopes drives mules from the railroad station to his pasture.

Chronological Order: 
2.00
Keywords: 
Mules
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