Indian Mound|Lucas' Hiding Place in "A Point of Law" (Location)

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Lucas' Hiding Place
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The narrative describes the place where Lucas hides his dismantled moonshine still "farther into the [creek] bottom" than the place where he had set it up (215). The deputy sheriff who finds it while looking for George Wilkins' still calls it "a brier brake in the creek bottom," and says it is "just where [he] would hide a still" if he were one of Edmonds' Negro tenant farmers (217). (A "brake" in this usage is a place overgrown with one particular kind of vegetation.) Interestingly, when Faulkner revised this story for inclusion in the novel Go Down, Moses, he has Lucas hide the still in one of the Indian mounds built by the aboriginal inhabitants of Mississippi, putting the event in a much more complex historical context.

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Site of Event
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