"Mule in the Yard", 258 (Event)

Page Number: 
258
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
"What are you telling me for?"
Page Event Ends: 
259
Era: 
The Depression (1930-1940)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 1934 to Wednesday, January 31, 1934
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: 

While Snopes is arguing with the townsmen about his liability, Mrs. Hait appears to tell him that she wants to "buy that mule" (258).

Chronological Order: 
24.00
Keywords: 
Gender Law
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