Unnamed Negro Man

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Unnamed Negro Man
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Unnamed Negro Man
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dies
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Biography: 

There was bad blood between Boon Hogganbeck and this unnamed man; the narrator's only description of him is very ambiguous: "They said he was a bad nigger, but I don't know" (189). "They" are not identified, nor is the ground of the quarrel between him and Boon. The quarrel ends up in a shoot-out, in which the Negro's "dollar-and-a-half mail order pistol" misfires and Boon kills him after missing him with his first four shots (189).

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This episode is repeated, with substantial variants, in both Go Down, Moses (1942) and The Reivers (1962).
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