Samson's Farm (Location Key)

The location of Samson's farm in _Light in August_ seems at variance with the location of Samson's bridge, which washes out in _As I Lay Dying_. "Somebody down at Samson's" tells Lena Grove that Lucas Burch is working at the planing mill in Jefferson, but if Lena had been at the river location, she would have travelled north through Frenchman's Bend to get to Winterbottom's farm, near which Armstid picks her up in his wagon, only to backtrack to Varner's store in the Bend. Her trajectory suggests that this Samson's farm is near Armstid's and Winterbottom's, northeast of Varner's.

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