Sutpen's Scuppernong Arbor in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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Scuppernong Arbor
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The grounds of Sutpen's plantation include a "scuppernong arbor behind the kitchen where on Sunday afternoons [Wash] and Sutpen would drink [whisky] from [a] demijohn" (99). Sutpen gets to lie in a "barrel stave hammock" while Wash, after fetching a bucket of water from a spring "almost a mile away," pours the whisky and water and "squats against a post" (99). ("Scuppernong" is a variety of native southern grapes; a "demijohn" is a jug large enough to hold at least three gallons.)

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Site of Event
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