The Unvanquished, 252 (Event)

Page Number: 
252
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
when we reached the house there was a mockingbird
Page Event Ends: 
254
Era: 
Reconstruction (1866-1889)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 1873 to Friday, October 31, 1873
Summary: 

After his nap in the creek bottom, Bayard returns to the house and realizes the funeral is over, without him seeing his father one last time. Aunt Jenny informs him that Drusilla has left, gone to Montgomery to where her brother is studying law. She makes him kneel down before her, relieved he is alive. The novel ends with Bayard passing Drusilla's room and then going into his own, where she has left on his pillow a sprig of verbena, the scent of it filling "the room, the dusk, the evening with that odor which she said you could smell alone above the smell of horses" (254).

Chronological Order: 
312.00
Keywords: 
Animal:Bird, Mockingbird, Smell:Verbena, Relief, Grief, Funeral, Photograph, Location:Montgomery, Smell:Flowers
Indeterminate Date Range: 
13228

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