Old Man Snopes House in The Town in The Town (Location)

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Old Man Snopes' House
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House
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Bought for "old man Snopes," whom some believe is Flem's father and others his uncle, this is "a little house about a mile from town where he lived with an old maid daughter and the twin sons named Vardaman and Bilbo that belonged to I.O. Snopes's other wife" (136). The "house had a little piece of ground with it, that old man Snopes made into a truck garden and water-melon patch" (137). According to Chick Mallison, old man Snopes doesn't sell or eat the watermelons: they are "bait for the pleasure or sport or contest or maybe just getting that mad, of catching boys robbing it; planting and cultivating and growing water-melons just so he could sit ambushed with a loaded shotgun behind a morning glory vine on his back gallery until he could hear sounds from the melon patch and then shooting at it" (137).

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