Big Bottom in "Lion" (Location)

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The Woods
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Event
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Faulkner map
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851
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339
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The "woods" in this story are the old-growth forest on both sides of the Tallahatchie river in the northwestern corner of Yoknapatawpha County (187). They are owned by Major de Spain, who leads an annual party of hunters to his camp deep inside them. Though Jefferson is "just twenty miles away," this primeval world is described as the antithesis to the world of "houses" and "stores" in town - unchanged, Quentin thinks, since "the first Indian crept into it" long ago (192).

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Site of Event
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