"Vendee", 97 (Event)

Text: 
Page Number: 
97
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
They all came in again when we buried Granny;
Page Event Ends: 
99
Era: 
Civil War (1861-1865)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 1864 to Tuesday, December 20, 1864
Notes: 

Revised funeral into 1 Event. Summaries cut from other funeral events: "A "big" preacher from Memphis appears at the behest of Mrs. Compson and others to preach Grann'ys funeral."; "Brother Fortinbride directs Granny's burial, and Bayard reflects as he watches."; "Brother Fortinbride speaks and dismisses everyone."; "Mrs. Compson and others ask Ringo and Bayard to live with them."; "Uncle Buck asks Bayard and Ringo what they are going to do to avenge Granny, even as Bayard continues to reflect on Granny's burial."

Summary: 

Miss Rosa Millard's funeral brings together much of the population of Yoknapatawpha that isn't away at the War, including blacks as well as whites. The "Jefferson people," who live in town, expect to preside at the service, but instead "Brother Fortinbride," one of the country people "in from the hills," delivers a short but powerful tribute to Rosa's greatness of spirit (97). Immediately afterward, Bayard and Ringo talk with "Uncle Buck" McCaslin about avenging her murder.

Chronological Order: 
1.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
dripping cedar grove, mule, Memphis, umbrella, yellow boards, crokersacks, peeled-hickory walking stick, cotton bagging, earth, red dirt, God, children, father, live, pistol
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