Ruined Mansion and Orchard in "Gold Is Not Always" (Location)

Display Label: 
Ruined Mansion and Orchard
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1945
Y: 
406
Description: 

On "a hill overlooking the creek" where the treasure seekers had looked the night before is the orchard that Lucas seeds with silver dollars to con the salesman (234). The orchard is beside a ruined house that was big enough to have more than one "chimney," which - along with the presence of an orchard - suggests an ante bellum plantation (234). The dismal setting is described is vivid detail, and includes: "a clump of ragged cedars, the ruins of old chimneys, a depression which was once a well or a cistern, the old worn-out fields stretching away and a few snaggled trees of what had been an orchard" (234). (In The Unvanquished the Sartorises do hide their silver from the Yankees by burying it in the orchard next to their big house.)

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Destroyed
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