Stable on McCaslin-Edmonds Place in "A Point of Law" (Location)

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Stable
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Other Structure
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Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
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1769
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301
Description: 

"Stable" may imply horses for most people, but the stable on Roth Edmonds' plantation seems more like a barn (218). Edmonds clearly owns the stable, and when Faulkner revised this story for inclusion in the novel Go Down, Moses he also made it clear that Edmonds owns the mules stabled inside it. In this short story, however, it appears that his tenants own their own livestock: the narrative calls the mule with which Lucas works the corn and cotton fields "his" (218), and the "fat middle-aged mare" that George harnesses in the stable is explicitly identified as "Lucas'" (223). George also has a mule that is housed in the stable.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Stable

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