Rider's Cabin in "Pantaloon in Black" (Location)

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Rider's Cabin
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Cabin
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1810
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295
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The house, we are told, is four miles from the mill, a half-mile from the commissary, and “the last one in the lane, not his but rented from the local white landowner,” Carothers Edmonds. Rider has done a great deal of work on it in the six months he lived there with Mannie and on their wedding night he “built a fire on the hearth” just as “Uncle Lucas Beauchamp, Edmonds’ oldest tenant, had done on his forty-five years ago and which had burned ever since” (240). After Mannie’s death the house seems foreign and as he walks up to the gate he realizes “that there was nothing beyond it. The house had never been his anyway, but now even the new planks and sills and shingles, the hearth and stove and bed were all a part of the memory of somebody else” (241).

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