Compson Place in "Skirmish at Sartoris" (Location)

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Creek at Compson Place
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1358
Y: 
900
Description: 

The Compsons are among Yoknapatawpha's oldest inhabitants, and their big mansion house appears in a number of other Faulkner fictions. In this story, the only part of their plantation that is mentioned is the "creek" where "Mrs. Compson's husband" makes slave children stand while he shoots sweet potatoes off their heads (62). This is probably the same creek in which, in The Sound and the Fury, Caddy gets her underpants muddy, but that can't be proved.

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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