Unnamed Local Negroes

When Ike hears a "big woodpecker," the narrator points out that this bird is "called Lord-to-God by Negroes" (285). (On account of their size, both the pileated and the ivory-billed woodpeckers are colloquially called the "Lord God bird." The ivory-billed is - or was; it is commonly believed to be extinct now - the larger of the two.)

Unnamed Local Negroes

The Bear

Unnamed Saint Louis Executives

The men who run the company that makes or markets the metal detector work in Saint Louis and do not appear directly in the text. The salesman whom they send to Yoknapatawpha gives us a good idea of their strictly capitalist ethic when he expresses disbelief that these executives would "send this machine out without any down payment" (78).

Unnamed St. Louis Executives

GOL, GDM (spelled St. Louis in Gold Is Not; Saint Louis in GDM)

Unnamed Young Male Negroes

The other young black males Lucas knows, whom he finds more objectionable than George as a prospective son in law.

Unnamed Young Male Negroes

POL ("buck niggers") and GDM ("nigger bucks")

Unnamed United States Attorney


Unnamed Tenant Farmers 4

As "tenants" from various farms (in POL) and "faces that they knew" (but "tenant" not explicit) in GDM, outside courtroom

Unnamed Moonshine Buyers

The people whom Lucas Beauchamp thinks of as his "established clientele," the men who buy the moonshine whiskey he makes, are not described (35). But given the way moonshine is bought and consumed throughout Faulkner's fiction, it is probably safe to assume they are males of both races and from various levels of Yoknapatawpha society.

Unnamed Moonshine Buyers

Lucas' "trade" (in GDM), and "regular clientele" (in POL)


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