Pap's Farm in "Fool About a Horse" in "Fool About a Horse" (Location)

Display Label: 
Pap's Farm
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1822
Y: 
1421
Description: 

The unnamed family to which the narrator belongs lives in Frenchman's Bend, on a farm at some distance beyond Varner's store. It seems likely that the family are share-croppers and the farm itself belongs to "Old Man Anse Holland," given the way the narrator's Pap freely uses Holland's property - "bob-wire and busted tools" and so on (118) - to make horse trades, and tries to "borrow a mule" from Holland when he loses his own (134), but this is not made explicit. Nor does the text provide much detail about the house they live in, though we know it has a "kitchen" (134) and a "gallery," or porch (133). They grow cotton on the field referred to as "the lower piece" (134), a phrase that implies another field where corn is grow. The text also mentions the fenced "lot" (119), the "well" (120) and the "stable" (133) that are also part of the property. There is no mention of a cow,

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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