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3811 Unnamed Negro Infant in "Raid"|The Unvanquished

This infant, described only as "a baby, a few months old," is seen in the arms of the self-emancipated Negro whom Rosa and her party encounter on their way to Hawkhurst.

3810 Unnamed Poor Whites Near Sutpen's Hundred

The "clientele" of the store that Sutpen opens after returning from the Civil War in Absalom, Absalom! includes blacks and whites from the area (147). Shreve McCannon uses the derogatory term "white trash" to describe the white patrons, though his use of the term also indicates that it is one he wasn't familiar with as a Canadian: "what is it? the word? white what? - Yes, trash" (147).

3809 Unnamed Negroes Near Sutpen's Hundred

The "clientele" of the "little crossroads store" that Thomas Sutpen opens after the Civil War includes, according to Shreve McCannon, "freed niggers" who live in the area (147). Shreve uses the adjective "freed" because the historical context is the immediate aftermath of the Civil War and Emancipation. He uses that derogatory noun to describe these former slaves because Negroes are considered inferior - though it's interesting to note that in this same passage Shreve reveals how, as a Canadian, he is with the equally derogatory term "white trash" (147).

3808 Unnamed Southern Lady

Mr. Compson creates this profile of "a Southern lady" in Absalom, Absalom! while telling Quentin about Rosa Coldfield's behavior after her sister Ellen dies (68). According to his misogynistic generalization, the "Southern lady" is "like a vampire" in the way she will feed herself and her idea of what she is entitled to off the lives of her relatives or in-laws (68).

3807 Unnamed Women Married by J.P.s

In the middle of describing Sutpen and Ellen's wedding in Absalom, Absalom! Mr. Compson interrupts his reconstruction to generalize about women who never had formal weddings: "women who were married by tobacco-chewing j[ustices of the] p[eace]s in country courthouses or by ministers waked after midnight" (37). According to his misogynistic assertion, it is the longing of these women for a more ceremonial wedding that is the cause of "most divorces" (37).

3806 Unnamed Slave Buyers

When Mr. Compson describes how Charles Bon initiates Henry Sutpen into the secrets of white male upper class life in New Orleans by taking him to the place where white-featured enslaved women are sold to men who will use them for sex, he describes the "young men" whom Henry sees with a series of adjectives: "elegant," "trim," "predatory" and "(at the moment) goatlike" (89). Bon - or at least, Mr. Compson's version of Bon - later refers to this group as "the thousand, the white men" who "made, created and produced" the white-featured female slaves whom they purchase (91).

3805 Unnamed Fellow at De Spain's

Ratliff brings this "fellow" into The Hamlet in his account of how Ab Snopes burned De Spain's barn: according to this account, he bases his description of the rapid "gait" at which De Spain rode his horse from the barn to the cabin where Ab was living on this "fellow who heard him passing in the road" (19). Throughout his account of Ab and De Spain (essentially a re-telling of the short story "Barn Burning"), Ratliff describes events he did not witness firsthand, but this is the only point at which he explains how he 'knew' what happened.

3804 Unnamed Man in Texas

This is the Texan with whom Anse McCallum traded fourteen rifle cartridges for two of the same kind of horses that appear in The Hamlet. The man also tried to trade four more horses for a rifle, but Anse refused.

3803 Unnamed European Princesses

These "heiresses to European thrones" appear only inside a quasi-Homeric or mock-heroic simile when the narrator of Intruder in the Dust compares Willy Ingrum, who moves to Jefferson from Beat Four, marries "a town girl," and becomes the "town marshal" to the "petty Germanic princelings [who] come down out of their Brandenburg hills to marry the heiresses to European thrones" (133). It's not clear if Faulkner is thinking of specific members of European royalty.

3802 Unnamed Germanic Princelings

In a kind of mock-Homeric simile, the narrator of Intruder in the Dust compares the "apostate sons of Beat Four" in Yoknapatawpha who move into Jefferson and marry "a town girl" to the "petty Germanic princelings [who] would come down out of their Brandenburg hills to marry the heiresses to European thrones" (133). It's not clear if Faulkner is thinking of any specific German noblemen. (Brandenburg was a province of Prussia until Prussia was abolished after World War II, when Brandenburg became a separate German state.)

3801 Unnamed European Immigrants

During his lengthy monologue about race in Chapter 7 of Intruder in the Dust, Gavin Stevens refers with clear contempt to what he calls "the coastal spew of Europe" that lives in the urban, industrial North, an undefined group that he juxtaposes to "the New Englander" who lives "back inland" away from the cities on the coast (150). The distinction is a hierarchical and even moral one: the traditional (i.e.

3800 Unnamed New Englanders

This "New Englander" is different from the 'Yankees' and 'Northerners' that Gavin Stevens often disparages in Intruder in the Dust. During his lengthy monologue about race in Chapter 7, Gavin mentions "the New Englander" after telling his nephew that the white South, "alone in the United States," is "a homogeneous people"; he adds that this "New Englander" who lives "back inland" from the cities on the coast is also homogeneous, "but there are no longer enough of him" to preserve what, in Gavin's mind, the white South must defend (150).

3799 Unnamed Swiss

Gavin Stevens mentions "the Swiss" in passing during his lengthy monologue about race in Chapter 7 of Intruder in the Dust: after telling his nephew that the white South, "alone in the United States," is "a homogeneous people," he compares them to the "the Swiss" - they too are homogeneous, but there are not "enough" of them to matter, adding that they "are not a people so much as a neat clean quite solvent business" (150).

3798 Unnamed Confederate Cavalry 5

This is the "party of horsemen" mentioned by Lucius in The Reivers that was led by the brother of Nathan Bedford Forrest; they rode their horses "into the lobby" of the Gayoso Hotel in Memphis and, according to Lucius, "almost captured a Yankee general" (94). Lucius does not say more about the cavalrymen, except that they included the Priest family's "remote" kinsman Theophilus McCaslin (94).

3797 Unnamed Jefferson Lawyers

These men appear in absentia in The Mansion as part of the explanation of how Otis Meadowfill ended up "choosing [Gavin] Stevens from among the other Jefferson lawyers" (367). As a county seat and the site of a federal courthouse, Jefferson presumably had quite a number of lawyers throughout its history.

3796 Unnamed Italian Marble Syndicate

Italian marble appears in Yoknapatawpha in 4 different Yoknapatawpha fictions: the marble tombstones Sutpen has made for himself and Ellen are imported from Italy in Absalom!; the marble columns for the rebuilt courthouse in Requiem for a Nun are too; and so is the marble medallion that Gavin Stevens and Linda Snopes order for Eula's monument in The Town, or the monument itself, referred to as an "outrageous marble lie" The Mansion (460).

3795 Herbert Hoover

The real Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the U.S. (1929-1933). The "Herbert Hoover" who appears in The Mansion, however, is the creation of Gavin Stevens, who is trying to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation. away from Linda Snopes Kohl by writing an anonymous letter to "Herbert Hoover/F B & I Depment" accusing Flem Snopes of having a "commonist party Card" (269). The real head of the F.B.I. at the time, of course, was J.

3794 Unnamed Men Who Caused the World Wars

In Chapter 6 of The Mansion, Gavin Stevens refers to "the same old cynical manipulators" who had caused World War One and were now, in the late 1930s, about to start the Second World War: "the parasites - the hereditary proprietors, the farmers-general of the human dilemma" (178). The specific names he mentions in the passage include Benito Mussolini, "this one man" in Germany (Adolph Hitler), Huey Long in Louisiana and "our own Bilbo in Mississippi" as well as two racist and anti-Semitic organizations: the "K.K.K. and Silver Shirts" (179). V.K.

3793 Unnamed Modern Aryans

In a confused passage in The Mansion that evokes a number of stereotypes, mostly involving national types (like "German," 146), Gavin Stevens asserts the idea of "the modern virile northern Aryan" to explain why he decided to participate in the First World War by serving on the allied side (146). According to Gavin's idea, it was "the old Aryan stock" as embodied in the English that "established America" (146).

3792 Unnamed Jews

In The Mansion Chick Mallison and his uncle Gavin have a conversation about the man Linda Snopes married; although neither of them ever once explicitly uses the word 'Jewish' or gives Chick's anti-Antisemitism a name, Gavin's insistence that Chick pronounce Linda's husband's name "K-o-h-l" rather than "Cole" leads Chick to wonder why Barton Kohl didn't change his name. He adds "dont they, usually?" (122). This comment provokes Gavin to wonder where his nephew "found that" - i.e. acquired this prejudice about 'them' (123).

3791 Unnamed Suitor of Eula Varner

In The Mansion V.K. Ratliff refers to "some foreigner from four or six miles away" from Frenchman's Bend who tried to court Eula Varner, but was "bushwhacked" by the local young men who put aside their rivalry long enough to drive away this outsider (131-32). Ratliff may be citing a specific case, or something that has happened more than once before McCarron - another outsider - comes courting.

3790 Unnamed Wounded Male Soldiers

As they wait for Linda Kohl to return from the Spanish Civil War in The Mansion, Chick Mallison reminds his uncle about the "men soldiers" from Yoknapatawpha who have "come home wounded from a war" (121). The way he says it - "Men soldiers yes, of course yes" - suggests he is thinking mainly of Confederate soldiers and the Civil War, but the fictions include wounded veterans of the Spanish-American and the First World Wars.

3789 Unnamed Non-Mississippians

According to Gavin in The Mansion, "the rest of the world, at least that part of it in the United States, rates us folks in Mississippi at the lowest rung of culture" (167). This entry represents those people outside Mississippi - especially in the North.

3788 Unnamed Negro Train Passengers 2

These people don't appear in The Reivers, but their presence is evoked when the narrator sees Reba and Minnie at the Parsham depot getting out of "the Jimcrow half" of the smoking car - "where Negroes traveled" (194).

3787 Unnamed People of Frenchman's Bend 3

The rural and poor hamlet of Frenchman's Bend appears or is referred to in 18 different Yoknapatawpha fictions; this entry focuses on one of the texts that characterizes the people who live there as a group. "Centaur in Brass" takes place after Flem Snopes comes to town, and doesn't provide a name for the place he comes from, though the references to the "country store" (149) and the auction of "a herd of half-wild mustang ponies" (150) identifies the place as the Bend.

3786 Unnamed Negro Youngsters

When Joe Brown, in Light in August, asks the "old negro woman" sitting on the porch of her cabin about who lives there, she replies "Aint nobody here but me and the two little uns" (433-34). She adds that these two children are "too little" to carry a message to town (434), but neither she nor the narrative say anything else about them.

3785 Unnamed Episcopal Bishop

When Bayard remembers church services before the Civil War in "The Unvanquished" and again in The Unvanquished, he recalls that "the bishop" visited the church in Yoknapatawpha at least once; the bishop's official ring "looked big as a pistol target" (86, 137). "Episcopal" as a word derives from the idea of bishops; in the hierarchy of the Episcopal religion, a Bishop would preside over churches spread across a large area.

3784 Unnamed College Professors 2

The narrator of "Smoke" notes, as part of his thumbnail description of Gavin Stevens, that he "could discuss Einstein with college professors" (17). (In Light in August readers meet one of the college professors Gavin knows; see "Unnamed College Professor.")

3783 Unnamed Judge 5

The narrator of "Smoke" refers briefly to "the presiding judge during court term" when describing how one can gain entry into Judge Dukinfield's office (14). It's not clear if this is a rotating or a permanent position.

3782 John Gilbert

In Sanctuary, Minnie notes that, although "he aint no John Gilbert," Popeye is a "right pretty little man" (227). Gilbert was one of the stars of the silent era in American movies. His nickname was "The Great Lover."

3781 Unnamed Neighbor of Benbow

In Sanctuary Horace Benbow tells Ruby Lamar that she can "always get me by telephone, at ------," and gives her "the name of a neighbor" that the narrative withholds from us (201). This is that neighbor. (In Flags in the Dust the Benbows' neighbors are named Wyatt; there's no obvious reason for Faulkner's coyness about the neighbor in this novel.)

3779 Unspecified Compson Ancestors

In the "Appendix, Compson:1699-1945" that Faulkner wrote in 1946, seventeen years after The Sound and the Fury was first published, he traces the Compson patrimony all the way back to Scotland in the 18th century. The 1929 novel, however, contains only a few much vaguer references to the family history; Jason thinks, for example, about the "governors and generals" in the family past (230), and Quentin thinks that "one of our forefathers was a governor and three were generals" (101). It's likely that the Compson that Mr. Compson mentions as his father's "father" (76) was the governor.

3780 Earliest Yoknapatawpha Families

The Town contains two different kinds of lists of the old (white) Yoknapatawpha families. The first such list is constructed by Gavin Stevens as he reflects on the county's history, and unlike the second list in this novel or the kind of role Faulkner provides elsewhere, Gavin's thoughts include the early lower class settlers as well as "the proud fading white plantation names" like "Sutpen and Sartoris and Compson and Edmonds and McCaslin and Beauchamp and Grenier and Habersham" (332).

3778 Unnamed Patrol-riders

In The Unvanquished, when Buck and Buddy McCaslin allow their slaves to live in the plantation big house and leave the place at night by the back door, the white inhabitants of the area share stories or rumors of "McCaslin slaves dodging the moonlit roads and the Patrol-riders to visit other plantations" (249).

3777 Unnamed Acquaintances of Lonnie Grinnup

These are the people who live "in houses [and] cabins ten and fifteen miles away" from Lonnie Grinnup's shack (71). According to "Hand Upon the Waters," Lonnie Grinnup and Joe periodically visit them, sometimes "for weeks" - the story simply refers to them as "his hosts" (71). They mostly seem to be farmers, since Lonnie and Joe sometimes sleep in "the hay of lofts," but some of them at least are prosperous enough to have "company rooms" with "beds" to sleep in (71).

3776 Unnamed Tidewater Planter

In Absalom!, after moving to Virginia Sutpen's father works for this planter, whom the "thirteen or fourteen"-year-old Thomas (185) thinks of as "the man who owned all the land and the niggers and apparently the white men who superintended the work" on the plantation (184). Thomas spies on him as he spends his afternoons lying in a hammock being waiting on by a slave. Later Thomas will re-enact this scene in the arbor in Yoknapatawpha with Wash Jones as his servant.

3775 George Washington

In The Sound and the Fury Quentin associates "Washington not telling lies" with "Jesus walking on Galilee" (80). Jesus walks on water in the New Testament. The mythic claim that even as a boy George Washington, the first President of the U.S., 'could not tell a lie' was created by an early biographer and educator named Parson Weems, who thought that the story of young Washington and the cherry tree he chopped down would be edifying for the young men of the early American republic. Weems himself could tell a lie.

3774 Saint Francis

"Saint Francis" - known as Francis of Assisi, the Catholic friar who founded the Franciscan Order in the early 13th century - wrote the words that Quentin Compson remembers on the first page of his section in The Sound and the Fury in the song "The Canticle of the Sun": "All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death, From whose embrace no mortal can escape."

3773 Unnamed College Widow

Herbert Head mentions "a little widow over in town" when he is trying to ingratiate himself with Caddy's brother Quentin (110). The "town" is presumably Boston, "over" the river from Harvard. Although it has been suggested that Head is talking about a prostitute, the idea of 'the college widow' as an unmarried woman who dates a succession of students over the years was proverbial in both 1910 (when the conversation takes place) and 1929 (when The Sound and the Fury was published).

3771 Unnamed Outlanders

In Intruder in the Dust both Chick Mallison and Gavin Stevens at different points imagine a group they identify as "outlanders" (149, 199). In the second instance Gavin describes them to Chick as the people of "the North and East and West" who are currently seeking to "force on us [the South] laws based on the idea that man's injustice to man can be abolished overnight" (199).

3770 Unnamed Uncle of Sam Caldwell

In The Reivers Sam Caldwell's uncle is a "division superintendent" on the railroad line Same works for (130). A typical division superintendent is in charge of a fairly large section of a railroad company's track.

3769 Unnamed Two Ladies

These two "ladies," "neighbors, still in their boudoir caps," are part of the group in The Reivers that gathers in front of the shed to see Boon drive Grandfather's car (35). Presumably they are also among the people who go for rides in it later.

3768 Unnamed Drummers 6

These are the men Lucius in The Reivers calls "drummers," a term Faulkner expected his readers to know meant traveling salesmen (8). Taking them back and forth between the railroad station and the hotel is a steady source of business for Maury Priest's livery stable.

3767 Unnamed Trainman 2

In The Reivers Lucius notes that "two other men" are standing with Sam and "the conductor" of the train that is taking them to Parsham (161). One of them, he says, "must have been the engineer" (161). This is the other one. As part of "a functioning train crew," he could be a fireman or a brakeman (161).

3766 Unnamed Idlers in Livery Stable

This is the group of men that Lucius refers to in The Reivers, ironically, as "our Jefferson leisure class": the "friends or acquaintances of Father's or maybe just friends of horses" who congregate in the livery stable to pass the time (38). They expect neither "any business" nor "any mail" to come their way (38). In other Yoknapatawpha novels such men typically sit in the barbershop or the park around the courthouse.

3765 Unnamed Tipster

This is the "man on the streetcar" in The Reivers who gives Mr. Binford the (bad) tip about "which horse and buggy" to bet on at the race track (108).

3764 Unnamed Tinsmith

Grandfather Priest hires this tinsmith in The Reivers to make both a toolbox and a "smell-tight" gasoline can for his new automobile (65).

3763 Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers 6

The noise of the car arriving at the Edmonds place in The Reivers brings "Cousin Louisa and everybody else on the place" to see it (61). This entry assumes that "everybody else" is black, and belongs to one of the families of tenant farmers who work an allotted piece of the Edmonds property. We assume that because Lucius adds that the group does not include "the ones Cousin Zack could actually see from his horse" (61). Here "the ones" clearly refers to the people whom the white land owner Zack expects to see working in the fields instead of taking time off to stare at a car.

3762 Unnamed Streetcar Motorman

In The Reivers the motorman the travelers see as they enter Memphis is turning the "front trolley" around at the end of the line with the help of the conductor (93).

3761 Unnamed Streetcar Conductor

In The Reivers the "street car" conductor the travelers see as they enter Memphis is turning the "front trolley" around at the end of the line with the help of the motorman (93).

3760 Unnamed Spinster Aunts

In an aside in The Reivers to his grandson about "that Cause" - i.e. the Civil War - Lucius refers to "your spinster aunts," and differentiates his idea about the War from theirs (228). Elsewhere in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, such women are identified with a refusal to surrender the 'Lost Cause,' to admit either defeat or the flaws of the Old South, but what these aunts stand for here is not clear.

3759 Unnamed Residents of Rouncewell's Boarding House

The other residents of the boarding house where Boon lives in The Reivers are described as "juries" who were in town "during court terms," "country litigants" also in town for court, and "horse- and mule-traders" (25).

3758 Unnamed Relatives of Young Man Sartoris Killed

In The Reivers, the "collateral descending nephews and cousins" of the young man Colonel Sartoris killed consider Sartoris a "murderer" (73).

3757 Unnamed Railroad Engineer 3

In The Reivers Lucius notes that "two other men" are waiting with Sam and the conductor beside the train that is going to carry the horse to Parsham; this is the one that, according to him, "must have been the engineer" (161).

3756 Unnamed Race Marshal

The "steward and marshal" at the races in The Reivers is a local "dog trainer" and hunter who is out on bail awaiting trial for "a homicide which had occurred last winter at a neighboring whiskey still" (229).

3755 Unnamed Race Aficionados

On the morning of the first horse race in The Reivers, Lucius sees "seven or eight people, all men," in the hotel dining room (209). Lucius refers to them as "people like us except that they lived" in and around Parsham; "some were in overalls; all but one were tieless" (209-10). Later he calls them "aficionados," in reference to their passion for horse racing (220). The one wearing a tie is one of the two men who talk with Boon about the upcoming race.

3754 Unnamed Memphis Prostitute 2

One of the two "ladies, girls" whom Lucius sees at supper in Miss Reba's in The Reivers (106). Lucius distinguishes them by their clothes - one wears "a red dress," and the other is "in pink" - and their age: one is a "girl" and the other is "no longer a girl" (106-07). This is the younger one, who complains about having to be so quiet on Sundays.

3753 Unnamed Memphis Prostitute 1

One of the two "ladies, girls" whom Lucius sees at supper in Miss Reba's in The Reivers (106). Lucius distinguishes them by their clothes - one wears "a red dress," and the other is "in pink" - and their age: one is a "girl" and the other is "no longer a girl" (106-07). This is "the older one," whom Lucius feels a kind of pity for: "There was something wrong about her . . . She was alone. . . . she shouldn't have had to be here, alone, to have to go through this" (107). Exactly what the 11-year-old Lucius means by "this" is not specified, but Mr.

3752 Unnamed People in Rural Tennessee

Though their farms are "bigger, more prosperous, with tighter fences and painted houses and even barns" than those on the Mississippi side of Hell Creek, the Tennessee country people whom the travelers pass on the broad road that leads to Memphis in The Reivers are also "still in their Sunday clothes," sitting on their front porches ("galleries"), watching the world go by (91). And when they get closer to the city, "even the little children" who live along the road are no longer excited by the sight of a car (92).

3751 Unnamed People in Next County

When they cross the Tallahatchie River in The Reivers, the adventurers are in what Lucius calls "foreign country, another county," the county that adjoins Yoknapatawpha to the north (78). Between Ballenbaugh's and Hell Creek bottom the countryside seems rural: along the road are "sprouting fields" (78). Lucius describes the residents they pass as "the people already in their Sunday clothes idle on the front galleries, the children and dogs . . . running toward the fence" to watch an automobile go by (78).

3750 Unnamed People in Crowd at Races

In The Reivers Lucius describes the men who crowd around the race track and bet on the races as "the same overalls, tieless, the sweated hats, the chewing tobacco" that he associated with the men in the hotel dining room that morning (227). But a major difference is that this crowd is racially unsegregated: "people, black and white" (228). One member of this crowd leads Lightning to the starting line after Ned is disqualified. "People" could imply women, of course, but until Minnie arrives at the end of the third race, there is no evidence of them at the track.

3749 Unnamed People at Ballenbaugh's

After Ballenbaugh takes over Wyott's store in The Reivers, it becomes a stop-over place for the "hard-mouthed hard-souled" men who carry merchandise to and from Memphis (72). But until the 1870s the people at Ballenbaugh's were "just tough men," i.e. no women (72). When the railroad took over the freight traffic in the 1880s, however, Ballenbaugh's becomes a destination point.

3748 Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmer 1

This "tenant on a farm six miles from town" in The Reivers is either the father or the husband of the woman Ludus is romancing (10).

3747 Unnamed Negro Stableman

When Lucius and Lycurgus enter Linscomb's stable in The Reivers they see "a Negro stableman cleaning a stall at the rear" (220).

3746 Unnamed Negro Cook 14

The cook at the Parsham hotel is described in The Reivers as "a tremendous Negro woman" (199).

3745 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 4

According to Ned in The Reivers, the "hollow" where they "stable" Lightning before and between races is on land "that belongs to one of Possum's [Parsham's] church members" (217).

3744 Unnamed Negro Attendant

Identified in The Reivers only as "a Negro," this man works for Mr. Rouncewell and pumps gasoline into the (few) cars that pull up to the tank beside the railroad tracks (46). He is not allowed to handle any money.

3743 Unnamed Modern Women

In The Reivers Lucius compares the "females" of his childhood to the ones alive "now" (191). According to what he has heard, modern women not only "run in and out of gentlemen's rooms in hotels" - they do so wearing "the shorts or scanties" that seem to be the uniform of "their fight for freedom" (191).

3742 Unnamed Men in Square 2

In The Reivers Boon brags to this "group of men on the Square" about how fast he can make the car go (40). Many of the Yoknapatawpha fictions include a reference to the un- or under-employed men who hang around the Courthouse during the day; presumably these men are of that variety.

3741 Unnamed Memphis Officials

These are the "street- and assessment commissioners" with whom Mr. Binford negotiates and the policemen he pays off as part of his responsibilities as the man of Miss Reba's house in The Reivers (111).

3740 Unnamed Memphis Jockey

In his account in The Reivers of the first time Coppermine (AKA Forked Lightning) raced against Acheron, Parsham Hood briefly mentions "that Memphis boy" who was riding the horse (220).

3739 Unnamed Memphis Businessmen

These are the "liquor dealers," "grocers and coal merchants," "plumbers," "newspaper boy" and other tradesman and laborers with whom Mr. Binford negotiates in The Reivers as part of his responsibilities as the man of the house that Miss Reba runs (111).

3738 Unnamed McCaslin Slaves 2

In The Reivers Lucius Priest tells his grandson (also named Lucius Priest) that when their common ancestor Lucius McCaslin came to Mississippi in 1813, he brought "his slaves and foxhounds" with him "across the mountains from Carolina" (61). Presumably one of these enslaved people is the grandmother of Ned McCaslin, who has her own Character entry; otherwise this novel says nothing more about these people. More about some of them, at least, can be found in Faulkner's earlier novel, Go Down, Moses.

3737 Unnamed Man at Hell Creek Bottom

The Reivers doesn't provide much detail about the unscrupulous man who cultivates a patch of mud in order to sell his services to mired automobile travelers. Physically he is "a gaunt man, older than we - I anyway - had assumed" (86).

3736 Unnamed Livery Stable Employees

These are the employees of Priest's livery stable in addition to the five who are mentioned by name. The Reivers characterizes them as "all the Negro drivers and hostlers" and "the last lowly stall cleaner" (7). Besides the day and night foremen, apparently the only white employee is Dan Grinnup.

3735 Unnamed Italian Peddler

In The Reivers Otis mentions the "I-talian wop" who has a "fruit and peanut stand" in Memphis' Court Square (139).

3734 Unnamed Italian Bootlegger

In The Reivers Lucius has heard that the place he knew as Ballenbaugh's "is now a fishing camp run by an off-and-on Italian bootlegger" (71). (It was illegal to buy or sell alcohol in Mississippi until 1966.)

3733 Unnamed Hunters and Fishermen

In The Reivers the typical patrons at Ballenbaugh's in its modern iteration are described as "fox- and coon-hunters and fishermen" who return "not for the hunting and fishing but for the table that Miss Ballenbaugh set" (74).

3731 Unnamed Friends of Paul Rainey

In The Reivers these people from elsewhere would accompany the wealthy businessman and hunter Paul Rainey on his trips to hunt "bear and deer and panther" in Mississippi (163).

3730 Unnamed Negro Father of Girl

In The Reivers the Sheriff says that Boon's white friends can "settle" the problem caused by his accidental shooting of a "Negro girl" by "giving her father ten dollars" (15). The father himself does not appear in the text.

3729 Unnamed Dog Aficianados, Trainers and Owners

In The Reivers Lucius' description of the men who attend the annual hunting dog competitions in Parsham brings together the lower class South ("overalled aficionados") and the upper class North ("northern millionaires") and includes "the professionals who trained the fine bird dogs" (163).

3728 Unnamed Parsham Deputy

In The Reivers the driver of the Stanley Steamer that arrives in Parsham to carry Boon and the others back to jail in Hardwick is driven by "another deputy," or at least someone "in a badge" (253).

3727 Unnamed Convict

In The Reivers Nat warns Otis about his behavior by mentioning "a boy like you back there in Jefferson" who is now in "the state penitentiary at Parchman" (139-40). It's not clear whether he is thinking of an actual person, or inventing one to threaten Otis.

3726 Unnamed Citizens Who Dislike Ballenbaugh's

In The Reivers the people who live in the vicinity of Ballenbaugh's and seek to close it down include "sheriffs" (who campaign on the promise to run Ballenbaugh and his crew out of Yoknapatawpha), "angry farmers" (who know their livestock is being stolen by that crew), and "ministers and old ladies" (who object to the place on moral grounds, 73). On the other hand, Lucius tells his grandson that "sensible people" from further away were willing to allow the place to exist (74).

3725 Poleymus, Children of Constable

"All" of Mr. and Mrs. Poleymus' children "are married and gone"; The Reivers does not say how many they had, or where they went (251).

3724 Unnamed People in Carriages and Wagons

This entry represents the people in The Reivers who are in a "carriage or wagon" when the automobile being driven by Boon moves through the Square (39). Some of these horse- and mule-drawn vehicles have "women and children" in them, and some are being driven by women (39). Grandfather Priest's behavior changes, depending on the gender of the driver, but in either case, both the animals and the people are often startled by the presence of the car.

3723 Unnamed Car Passengers

Besides the immediate Priest family, Aunt Callie, Delphine and "our various connections and neighbors and Grandmother's close friends" and "one or two neighbor children" all take turns riding in the car whenever Boon takes it out in The Reivers (37, 41).

3722 Unnamed Automobile Salesman 3

According to Boon, the Memphis man who sold Grandfather the car in The Reivers said to run the engine every day.

3721 Unnamed Boys in the Neighborhood

In The Reivers Lucius Priest mentions "all the other boys on the street" he lives on (3). During May they play baseball on Saturdays.

3720 Unnamed Negro "New Girl"

At the time The Reivers begins, Ludus is romancing "a new girl, daughter (or wife: we didn't know which) of a tenant" farmer who lives six miles from town (10). Apparently she likes "peppermint candy" (11).

3719 Unnamed "Brassy-Haired" Woman

This woman in The Reivers one of Jefferson's more colorful residents, and not just because of her "brassy" (or orange-red) hair (25). Coming "from nowhere" and staying only "briefly," during the 1930s she transforms the "Snopes Hotel" into a place known to "the police" as "Little Chicago" (254). Presumably Lucius' reference to her as a "gentlewoman" is ironic (25): given Chicago's association in the popular mind at that time with the underworld, her boarding house must have been a fairly wild place.

3717 Unnamed Negro Old Man

When he describes his situation on the verge of launching the forbidden trip to Memphis in The Reivers, Lucius says "I was in the position of the old Negro who said, 'Here I is, Lord. . . ." (62). He (or Faulkner) may have a specific person in mind, but this tempted black man seems more like the product of Lucius' imagination, and a suggestive one at that.

3716 Unnamed Negro "Boys"

This entry represents the group that Lucius refers to in The Reivers when he wonders how heroic his role in the story really is. If the Negro Bobo has the automobile, he thinks, then all the adventurers would have to do to get it back is "send one of the family colored boys to fetch it" (224). These "boys" don't ever appear in the narrative, and it's not clear what "family" they are connected with - McCaslin? Priest? Edmonds?

3715 Unnamed Voyeurs

This is the group that Lucius contemptuously refers in The Reivers as the "brutal and shameless men" (155) who pay Otis a dime to watch his aunt, Miss Corrie, "pugnuckling," having sex, with paying customers (154).

3714 Unnamed Young Man Sartoris Killed

In The Reivers the "twenty-year-old Yoknapatawpha County youth" who was killed by Colonel John Sartoris cannot be specifically identified (73). In other Yoknapatawpha fictions Sartoris kills a number of different men. If Faulkner is thinking of one of them here, it is most likely the man Sartoris shot as a robber in both Flags in the Dust (1929) and "An Odor of Verbena," the last story in The Unvanquished (1938).

3713 Unnamed Union Soldier 4

This Union soldier in The Reivers is the "picket of Fitz-John Porter's" - i.e. a man on look-out duty as part of Porter's Union division at Gaines's Mill, Virginia - who shot and killed Grandfather Priest's father during the CIvil War (278).

3712 Unnamed Union General 3

In The Reivers this is the "Yankee general" whom the party of Confederate cavalrymen that included Theophilius McCaslin "almost captured" when they rode "at a gallop into the lobby" of the Gayoso Hotel in Memphis (94). Both he and the event may be apocryphal, though to the Priest family, Lucius says, it is all "historical fact" (94). (See Unnamed Union Officers elsewhere in this index.)

3711 Unnamed Wives of Ned McCaslin

In The Reivers Lucius notes in passing that Delphine is the wife Ned has in 1904, and that during his lifetime he "ran through four wives" (31). This entry represents the other three, none of whom are given names, or individualized in any way. The narrative doesn't even indicate Delphine's place in the sequence of four.

3710 Unnamed Wife of Parsham Doctor

In The Reivers the "fat iron-gray woman in pince-nez" who opens the door at the Parsham doctor's house might be his sister, but since he mentions his marriage a few pages later it seems more likely that she is his wife (185).

3709 Wylie 2

This "Mr Wylie" in The Reivers is a "family friend" of the Priests in 1905 (69). He lives on the place "eight miles from Jefferson" that his ancestor, "the first Wylie" in Yoknapatawpha, moved to sometime before the Civil War (69, 73). (In earlier editions of the novel his and his ancestor's name was Wyott.)