Fields Lucas Farms in Go Down, Moses (Location)

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Lucas' Field
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1843
Y: 
390
Description: 

Roth Edmonds calls the cornfield where Lucas is plowing in "The Fire and the Hearth" "your south creek piece" (59). As a tenant farmer, however, Lucas Beauchamp does not own the land on which he raises both corn and cotton - it belongs to the Edmonds' family as part of the McCaslin inheritance, to whom he gives a share of his crop every year (the typical arrangement is one-third to one-half, but Faulkner's text does not provide details). The narrative does say that "Lucas approved his fields and liked to work them" (42).

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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