Worsham House in "Go Down, Moses" (Location)

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Worsham House
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1309
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The dilapidated Worsham house sits on the edge of town. It has a "paintless door," and "the entire house was still lighted by oil lamps and there was no running water in it" (263). Belle Worsham, the current proprietor, inherited the house from her father, Samuel Worsham. In "Go Down, Moses," Mollie Beauchamp, Hamp Worsham, his wife, Belle Worsham, and - at least for a few moments - Gavin Stevens gather in a "clean, spare bedroom with its unmistakable faint odor of old maidens" to mourn Samuel Worsham Beauchamp's death (263). There is a "hard chair," a rocking chair, and a brick hearth in the room (263).

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