"Mule in the Yard", 254 (Event)

Page Number: 
254
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
Now, three or four times a year and as though
Page Event Ends: 
254
Era: 
The Depression (1930-1940)
Characters Present: 
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1930 to Sunday, December 31, 1933
Notes: 

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: 

Townspeople watch as Snopes regularly drives his mules through the Hait yard.

Chronological Order: 
12.00
Keywords: 
Railroad spectactle
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