Fishing Camp|Hunting Camp in "The Bear" (Location)

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Hunting Camp
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Other Structure
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Faulkner map
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763
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124
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Although the camp is a central site of reference in the magazine version of "The Bear," Faulkner provides only one description of “the clearing, the house, the barn and its tiny lot with which Major de Spain in his turn had scratched punily and evanescently at the wilderness” (288). In the Go Down, Moses version of the story, Faulkner describes de Spain’s hunting lodge as “a pointless six-room bungalow set on piles above the spring high-water” on the south-side of the Tallahatchie River. Each November, the hunting camp becomes a bustle of activity as Major de Spain hosts old General Compson, the boy’s father, and a number of other men who gather to hunt for deer and the occasional bear in the wilderness of the Big Bottom.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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Hunting Camp
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