Grumby's Hideout in "Vendee" (Location)

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Cotton Compress
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This desolate hideout of Grumby and his gang is where, in "The Unvanquished," Rosa (Granny) Millard was killed. According to that story, it is "a huge rotting building" "located on the Tallahatchie River, sixty miles away" from the Sartoris Plantation (94). In order to get there, Granny walks from the crossroads where Ringo and Bayard wait in the wagon: "The crossroads was a not a road any more; it was no more than a faint gash turning off at right angles into the bottom, so that it looked like a cave" (95). In "Vendee," Uncle Buck describes riding up to the "old compress" and seeing "that murdering scoundrel [Grumby] pegged out on the door to it all except the right hand" (117).

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