On the Road in "Raid" (2)|The Unvanquished in The Unvanquished (Location)

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Journey: Second Day and Night
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Speculation
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2375
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317
Description: 

During their second day, Rosa Millard, Bayard and Ringo travel for a long while through hills and "a country" where "nobody seemed to live at all" (81). "But after a while the hills stopped, the road ran out flat and straight" until "the road we were on ran square into a big broad one running straight on into the east" (82). On this road, they travel by "a burned house like ours; three chimneys standing above a mound of ashes" with a white woman and child "looking at us from a cabin behind them" (82). They continue through a landscape of "burned houses and gins and thrown down fences" (82-83) - signs, as Rosa says, that "the Yankees have already been here" (82). This icon represents the spot where, at sunset, they "drew off the road and camped" for the night, all three sleeping in the wagon, either in eastern Mississippi or western Alabama.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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