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3558 Unnamed Neighbors of Goodyhay

The character named Dad in The Mansion speculates that "the rest of the folks in the neighborhood" of Goodyhay's unconventional church won't "put up with no such as this" (300). He assumes they will object to Goodyhay's congregation of ex-soldiers and their families as "a passel of free-loading government-subsidised ex-drafted sons of bitches" who want to do "something" politically radical about the American status quo (300).

3559 Unnamed Neighbors of Houston

Houston's neighbors in The Mansion "didn't dare knock on his door anymore" after his wife died (8).

3560 Unnamed Family of Meadowfill's Neighbor

These are the family members in The Mansion who sell Meadowfill the wheelchair that belonged to the dead woman who was their relative and his neighbor.

3561 Unnamed New York Couple

In The Mansion this unnamed "newspaper man" and his partner - "a young couple about the same age as them" (191) - are going to occupy Barton and Linda's apartment once they leave for Spain.

3562 Unnamed Newspaper Boy

In The Mansion this boy "delivers the Memphis and Jackson papers" in Jefferson (371). The town speculates that Meadowfill pays him to "bait his orchard at night," in order to attract Res Snopes' hog (371).

3563 Unnamed Newspaper Reporters

These "young fellers from the paper" who report the story of Mink Snopes' attempted prison break in The Mansion repeatedly ask him what his real name is, since "Mink" is "jest a nickname" (98).

3564 Unnamed Boys

In The Mansion Charles describes how "the five-year-old Jeffersonians like I was then" (199) and the "eight- and nine- and ten-year old males" (200) regarded the men returning from in World War I with their "wound- and service-stripes" and "medal ribbons" (200).

3565 Unnamed Oil Company Agent

In The Mansion this unnamed "purchasing agent" of the unnamed oil company comes to Jefferson looking for a place to put a gas station (369); he offers to buy land from Res Snopes and Meadowfill.

3566 Unnamed Old People

While some "old people" are included in the group in The Mansion that goes to the movie in Jefferson ("couples, young men and girls and old people," 36), this entry represents the "old people" that the narrative specifically identifies, who "didn't go to the picture show" but instead sit in their rocking chairs (38).

3567 Unnamed Movie-Goers 5

In his wanderings around Jefferson at the start of The Mansion Mink notices "the couples, young men and girls and old people and children," "all moving in one direction" (36). Their destination is the town's earliest version of the movies - the "Airdome" (36).

3568 Unnamed Original Settlers of Yoknapatawpha

The Mansion refers to "Yoknapatawpha County's three original settlers" (421) but only gives one of them a name: Alexander Holston (he has his own Character entry). In other Yoknapatawpha fictions this group always includes Samuel Habersham, sometimes along with his (unnamed) son; in "Hand Upon the Waters," the group includes an ancestor of Gavin Stevens as one of the three.

3569 Unnamed Painters

As a symptom of the post-war building- and baby-boom, these house painters can barely finish up their job before eager veterans move into Eula Acres in The Mansion.

3570 Unnamed Parchman Inmates 2

"They were picking the cotton now" (100) - after Mink has been released from the penitentiary, this is how in The Mansion he thinks about the inmates who remain in Parchman's, most of whom work as field hands on the farm around the prison.

3571 Unnamed Parchman Trusty

This is the "trusty" who leads Mink out of the state penitentiary in The Mansion; he is in Parchman as a "lifer" who "killed his wife with a ball peen hammer" but according to the Warden "was converted and received salvation in jail" (423) - which explains why he would have been made a trusty, that is, a prisoner entrusted by the authorities with various kinds of responsibilities.

3572 Unnamed Parchman Trusties

These "dozen trusties" in the Parchman penitentiary are not described in any detail in The Mansion (74), but "trusty" is the generic term for prison inmates who can be trusted to help the authorities administer the institution. They are typically given (minor) privileges and allowed (limited) freedoms that other inmates aren't. Montgomery Ward Snopes assumes Flem could bribe one of them to kill Mink for "ten grand" - ten thousand dollars (74).

3573 Unnamed Pascagoula Lawyer

In The Mansion Gavin Stevens knows the lawyer in Pascagoula who sets Linda up with an apartment.

3574 Unnamed Pawnbrokers

These two men run the pawn shop that sells Mink a gun in The Mansion. They are described as being "blue-jowled as pirates" (320).

3575 Unnamed People in Reba's Neighborhood

The Mansion mentions "all the neighborhood" around Miss Reba's in Memphis, but the people it lists in that category are not really neighbors, since they are all there on business: "the cop, the boy that brought the milk and collected for the paper, and the people on the laundry truck" (80).

3576 Unnamed Voters at Picnic

Will Varner's picnic is attended by "every voter and candidate in forty miles that owned a pickup or could bum a ride in one or even a span of mules" (348). The Mansion takes for granted the fact that "every voter" is white.

3577 Unnamed Prisoners of War

These are the other captured U.S. and Allied servicemen in The Mansion with whom Charles Mallison is confined in a German "POW camp at Limbourg" during the Second World War (323).

3578 Unnamed Preachers

The ministers in Jefferson, all of whom are Protestants, resent Eula for her open infidelity. Later in The Mansion, however, the town's "white ministers" cannot find a reason to "go on record against" Linda Snopes Kohl's work as a Sunday school teacher at "one of the Negro churches" (254).

3579 Unnamed Parchman Doctor

In The Mansion Mink turns to "the prison doctor" for an explanation of how deafness works (454).

3580 Unnamed Parchman Guard

"Turnkey" is a colloquial term for jailor; this "turnkey" is the official at Parchman in The Mansion who opens the gate for Mink's release (423).

3581 Unnamed Prisoner

In The Mansion this prisoner is being transported to Parchman from Greenville.

3582 Ratcliffe Family

According to The Mansion's account of how a Russian fighting for the British as a German mercenary during the Revolutionary War became the founder of the Ratliff family in Yoknapatawpha, the name first belonged to a farm family in Virginia. Some time after Nelly Ratcliffe begins secretly feeding Vladimir Kyrilytch, she "brings him out where her folks could see him" (184). Some time after that, her "ma or paw or brothers or whoever it was, maybe jest a neighbor," noticed that she was pregnant, "and so" Nelly and this first V.K. were married, using her last name (184).

3583 Unnamed Guests at Wedding Reception

Ratliff identifies most of the guests at the Kohls' wedding reception in The Mansion as "poets and painters and sculptors and musicians" (191), but seems to think the man who recognizes the necktie he is wearing as an "Allanova" must be "a haberdasher taking Saturday evening off" (192).

3584 Unnamed Reformist Sheriffs

The reference to this character|these characters in The Mansion is a good example of how hard it is to create data entries for many of the inhabitants of Faulkner's imaginative world. As part of the novel's description of Jake Wattman's moonshine operation, the narrator refers to the "recurrent new reform-administration sheriff" in Yoknapatawpha who hopes to raid it (244). "Sheriff" is singular. "Recurrent," however, suggests more than one sheriff.

3585 Unnamed New York Registrar

As The Mansion notes, the registrar in New York's city hall records marriages in the city - like the one between Linda Snopes and Barton Kohl.

3586 Unnamed Mississippi Legislators 2

These 121 Mississippi Representatives are the political colleagues of Clarence Snopes in The Mansion. With him included there are 122 total members of the House, which is a historically accurate number. Clarence addresses these men soon after assuming office.

3587 Unnamed Residents of Memphis

The various residents of Memphis who are mentioned in The Mansion include the people who, "forty-four and -five and -six years ago" (i.e. around the beginning of the 20th century), stood on the levee or "along the bluff" over the river to watch the grand river steamboats being loaded and unloaded (315). This group also includes the various crowds that Mink meets throughout the city.

3588 Unnamed British Aviator

The "RFC captain" in World War I who, according to Uncle Gavin in The Mansion, was so young and had "such a record" that the British government sent him home before the end of the war so that "he might at least be present on the day of his civilian majority" - i.e. the day he turned twenty-one (232). (The Royal Flying Corps was the original name of the RAF, the better-known Royal Air Force.)

3589 Unnamed Boy Who Owns Rifle

The narrator of The Mansion speculates that Meadowfill might have "haggled or browbeat" a young boy for his .22 rifle (370).

3590 Unnamed Russian Poet

In The Mansion when Linda Snopes Kohl tells the Mallisons "about the people" in the Spanish Civil War, she includes "a Russian poet that was going to be better than Pushkin only he got himself killed" (241). It's not clear whom Faulkner has in mind, if he has a real poet in mind at all, but since the other two writers Linda mentions - Hemingway and Malraux - are historical figures who were in Spain, he may mean Frederico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish poet who was killed fighting for the Republicans in that war.

3591 Unnamed Drummers 5

Walking through the Square in The Mansion, Mink sees the "drummers sitting in leather chairs along the sidewalk" in front of the Holston House (37). A 'drummer' was a traveling salesman.

3592 Unnamed Chief of Police in San Diego

In The Mansion the Parchman warden shows Mink a telegram from the Chief of Police in San Diego giving information about Stillwell's death.

3593 Unnamed School Principal

This school principal in The Mansion recommends that Tug Nightingale "quit" school after he got "almost as far as the fourth grade" (202).

3594 Unnamed Servers at Wedding Reception

At the wedding reception in Kohl's studio apartment in The Mansion, Ratliff notes the "two waiters dodging in and out with trays of glasses of champagne," but adds that "three or four" of the guests were "helping too" (191).

3595 Unnamed Small Boys

In The Mansion these "small boys" trespass onto Meadowfill's property to raid his "few sorry untended fruit trees" (362).

3596 Unnamed Supplier

In The Mansion this man provides "the beer and the laundry" for Miss Reba's brothel, but continuously tries to cheat her (81).

3597 Unnamed Teenage Girls

There are a "considerable" number of "fourteen- and fifteen-year-old girls" in The Mansion who admire Skeets Magowan as he makes sodas at the drugstore (208).

3598 Unnamed Threatened Judge

This figure in The Mansion is a hypothetical character, the stereotypical 'judge' whom condemned men threaten to take revenge against.

3599 Unnamed Threatened Prosecutor

This figure in The Mansion is a hypothetical character: the stereotypical prosecuting attorney whom a convicted criminal is going to get even with whenever he's released from prison.

3600 Unnamed Threatened Witness

This hypothetical character in The Mansion is the stereotypical witness who testified against a criminal who was convicted - and who that criminal is going to get even with at some point.

3601 Unnamed Ticket Seller 2

The man who sells tickets to the movie at Jefferson's Airdome in The Mansion appears only as "a voice" that speaks to Mink "from the ticket window" (37).

3602 Unnamed Railroad Engineer 2

In The Mansion Mink sees this engineer "crouched dim and high above the hissing steam" as a night train pulls into the Jefferson station (39).

3603 Unnamed People at Train Station 3

According to The Mansion, this group of "men and boys" come repeatedly each day to the shed by the depot to see the trains pass (38).

3604 Unnamed Traveling Companions

On his journey to Europe in The Mansion, Chick has two unnamed traveling companions. He ends up traveling alone, however, when "at the last moment [they] find themselves incapable of passing Paris" (230).

3605 Unnamed Undertaker

The undertaker at Flem Snopes's funeral appears briefly in The Mansion, directing the people at the end.

3606 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 6

In The Mansion, the "overalled men" of Frenchman's Bend regularly gather at Varner's store, to "squat or stand all day against the front wall or inside the store itself" (29).

3607 Unnamed Vicksburg Prostitute

In The Mansion Stillwell is in Parchman Penitentiary for murdering this "Vicksburg prostitute" (107).

3608 Unnamed Waiters in New York

In The Mansion McCarron is meticulously attended to by two waiters at the New York restaurant.

3609 Unnamed Pascagoula Waitress

This waitress works at the "joint" in Pascagoula where Linda takes Gavin in The Mansion (276).

3610 Unnamed Parchman Warden 1

The warden at Parchman when Mink first arrives there in The Mansion is remarkably kind to his prisoner, helping Mink with his correspondence to his wife.

3611 Unnamed Parchman Warden 2

During Mink's long confinement at Parchman in The Mansion there is a turnover of wardens. It is not clear when the old warden leaves and this new one arrives. Nevertheless, like his predecessor, this second warden is remarkably kind and sympathetic towards Mink.

3612 Unnamed Wedding Couples

In The Mansion there are a number of couples waiting in line to get married by the "REGISTRAR" at New York's City Hall (191).

3613 Unnamed White Teachers

These "properly-educated white teachers" appear in The Mansion as an idea: they are the teachers whom Linda Snopes Kohl wants Jefferson to hire to instruct the students who attend the town's "Negro school" (250).

3614 Unnamed Women in Pascagoula

The female clientele at the "joint" where Linda takes Gavin in The Mansion would be more surprised by an ear trumpet than a "G string" (275). They are presumably, like Linda, women who work in the shipyard because the male population has gone to fight in the war; the reference to the "G string" as well as the noise in the "joint" is the narrative's way of implying how non-traditional, by the standards of southern gentility, is their behavior and appearance.

3615 Unnamed Veterans of World War I 2

In The Mansion Charles Mallison remembers the "war heroes" who returned to Jefferson after World War I, both the "wounded" and the "unscratched ones" who wore their "divisional shoulder patches and wound- and service-stripes and medal ribbons" around town (200).

3616 Unnamed Veterans of World War II

Veterans who have returned from fighting in the Second World War are a major element of the social landscape in the second half of The Mansion. Goodyhay's unconventional congregation is made up mainly of vets, or their surviving parents and spouses; one of them wears a "barracks cap still showing where the officer's badge had been" to the church service (305). Because they know what "Devries's medal meant," veterans form an important element in the anti-Snopes coalition during the 1946 Congressional election (346).

3617 Varner, Father of Will

The Mansion mentions in passing that Will Varner looks "like what his father had been," a Confederate cavalrymen who served with Nathan Bedford Forrest (18).

3618 Varner, Wife of Will 2

In The Mansion Will Varner marries again twelve years after his first wife's death; his bride is a woman "of twenty-five or so" who was being "courted" by his grandson (458).

3619 Winbush, Wife of Grover Cleveland

In The Mansion Grover Winbush's jealous wife is convinced that the nude woman pictured on the French postcard that Winbush brings home from Montgomery Ward was actually Winbush's "private playmate" (77).

3620 Winbush, Mother of Fonzo

According to Mink's narrative in The Mansion, Fonzo Winbush's mother "wasn't a Snopes" (80). She tells Fonzo never to stay anywhere that isn't managed by a woman who looks "mature and Christian" and "most of all motherly" (80).

3621 Unnamed Infant 2

In "That Will Be Fine" the youngest child of Uncle Fred and Aunt Louisa is not identified by name or by gender.

3622 Colonel Willow

In Absalom! Colonel Willow is the commander of the University Grays in 1865, when he allows his fellow officer, Colonel Sutpen, to use his headquarters tent to meet with Henry.

3624 Unnamed Blockade Runners

During the Civil War these blockade runners smuggled in provisions through the Union naval blockade for the inhabitants of Charleston. According to Aunt Jenny in The Unvanquished, they were "heroes in a way" (244).

3625 Unnamed Soldier in Memphis

In "Two Soldiers" this is the first soldier that the Grier boy speaks to in Memphis. He is wearing an "arrerhead on his sleeve" (94), so he is possibly a member of the 36th Infantry Division ("Arrowhead"), which was activated on November 25, 1940.

3626 Birdsongs

In "Pantaloon in Black" as both a story and a chapter in Go Down, Moses, the man Rider kills belongs to the large Yoknapatawpha family of Birdsongs; the deputy sheriff tells his wife how large it is: "It's more of them Birdsongs than just two or three. . . . There's forty-two active votes in that connection" (148). As voters the men in the family have a lot of influence with the county sheriff, but it's clear from both what the deputy says and the events of the story that as a clan the Birdsongs aren't going to rely on the law to punish Rider for killing one of their own.

3627 Unnamed Great-Grandfather of Tennie Beauchamp

Although Go Down, Moses does not say so explicitly, this man would have been a slave on the Beauchamp plantation before the Civil War. After it, he is an "ancient and quarrelsome" old man who continues to live with his former master, Hubert Beauchamp (289).

3628 Unnamed Landlady in Jefferson

After Ike McCaslin moves into town in Go Down, Moses, this landlady rents him the room where he continues to live at least at the beginning of his marriage.

3629 Cousin Melisandre

The young woman whom Bayard calls "Cousin Melisandre" in the short story with the long title "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek" is a upper class refugee: she leaves Memphis after it is captured by the Union forces to spend the War at the Sartoris plantation in northern Mississippi. She seems related to Bayard on his mother's (Millard) side, but the only information the story provides about her family is General Forrest's reference to "that uncle or whoever it is that calls himself her guardian" (694).

3630 Unnamed Neighbors of Wesley Pritchel

"An Error in Chemistry" refers to the neighbors of Wesley Pritchel as the "people in the adjacent countryside" (119). It is safe to assume that they are all, like Pritchel himself, farming families. They play several different roles in the story. They gossip about Wesley's relationship with his "son-in-law" (114). Until Pritchel drives them off, they take clay from his clay-pit to make "serviceable though crude pottery" (119). The "man and his wife" who are Pritchel's "nearest neighbors" are summoned to his house by the sheriff to stay with the old man after Ellie's murder (118).

3631 Owl-at-Night

Though called "Owl-by-Night" the first time he is mentioned (363), this Chickasaw is more often referred to in "A Courtship" as "Owl-at-Night" (364). He is one of the young men who were interested in Herman Basket's sister - until they realized that Ikkemotubbe wanted her. After that, he willingly helps Ikkemotubbe with his efforts to win the young woman.

3632 Tubbs Children

The Tubbs' children in Intruder in the Dust are mentioned when he tells Gavin, "I got a wife and two children" (52).

3633 Unnamed Members of Mob

In Intruder in the Dust the white people who crowd Jefferson's main streets in anticipation of the arrival of a lynch mob from Beat Four are from everywhere in Yoknapatawpha except Beat Four. It begins to form on Sunday morning, with a small group made up of young men from town.

3634 Unnamed Local Friends of Gualdres

Although Sebastian Gualdres’s Mississippi friends in "Knight's Gambit" include "all sorts of people," the Whitmanian type tends to dominate the description of them: "out-of-doors men, usually bachelors" (174). The range of occupations they are identified with is wide: from "farmers" to "mechanics"; "a civil engineer," "a professional horse-and-mule trader," "two young men on the highway maintenance crew" and "a locomotive fireman" (174).

3635 Unnamed Magazine Editors

In comparing Mr. Harriss to Huey Long in "Knight's Gambit," Charles Mallison describes how the politician "made himself founder owner and supporter of what his uncle said was one of the best literary magazines anywhere," probably not "even caring what the people who wrote and edited it" produced (241). Faulkner is referring to a real magazine, the Louisiana Progress.

3636 Unnamed Man Who Steadies Max

In "Knight's Gambit" this man "grabs Max" to prevent his loss of control during his fencing "lesson" with Sebastian Gualdres (190).

3637 Unnamed Taxi Drivers in Memphis

In "Knight's Gambit" Gavin Stevens learns that Max Harriss is "well known" to the "taxi-drivers" in the area of Memphis around the Greenbury Hotel (208).

3638 Unnamed Mother of Mrs. Harriss

Mrs. Harriss's mother is referred to as her husband’s "own life’s one monogamous love" (150). (Based on other Yoknapatawpha fictions, this woman is Mrs. Backus, but that name is not used in "Knight's Gambit.")

3639 Ratlif, Descendants of Ratcliffe

Requiem for a Nun refers to three generations of descendants from the "Ratcliffe" who first arrived in the settlement that became Jefferson, and notes how over that time the name "lost the 'c' and the final 'fe' too" (13). Although he is not singled out in this text, the latest descendant is V.K. Ratliff, one of Faulkner's favorite characters - although in the Requiem passage Faulkner seems to have forgotten that his name still has both "f"s.

3640 Unnamed Descendants of the German Carpetbagger

According to Requiem for a Nun's account of the modern South, the daughters of the German blacksmith who deserted from the Union Army to become one of the carpetbaggers who preyed on Jefferson in time "become matriarchs and grandmothers of the town's new aristocracy" (183).

3641 Unnamed Friends of Temple and Gowan

Describing her married life in Requiem for a Nun, Temple refers to the "country club younger set" of friends with whom she and Gowan socialize (124). Apparently assuming it is a progressive gesture, these friends "applaud" when Temple hires the black "ex-dope-fiend" Nancy as a nurse for her children (124).

3642 Unnamed Enslaved Headman at Sutpen's

In Requiem for a Nun Sutpen's "Negro headman and hunter" assists him in tracking down and capturing the runaway architect (32).

3643 Unnamed Girl in a Book

In Requiem for a Nun Temple compares her own experience overcoming trauma to this fictional character. Although Faulkner blurs the details, saying that the book in which this woman appears was written by "somebody - Hemingway, wasn't it?" (121), it's very likely that Temple is thinking of Maria, a character in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls. According to Temple's account, this character freed herself from the past by "refusing to accept it" (121).

3645 Unnamed Negro Voters 2

According to Requiem for a Nun, "even Negroes" can vote in Yoknapatawpha elections "now" - though these enfranchised voters "vote for the same . . . white supremacy champions that the white" voters elected (38).

3646 Unnamed People of Modern America

In a facetious passage connecting the lost lock in 1826 to the future of the U.S., the narrator of Requiem for a Nun makes "a glorious prophecy" about the when when the American "people" will identify federal money with the "manna" of a generous god (17). They are described as "a race of laborers" whose only labor it to consume government funds (17).

3647 Unnamed Travellers through the Wilderness

According to Requiem for a Nun the pioneers and other men who travel through the wilderness do so "armed and in parties," for protection against the robbers and murderers who lurk there (9).

3648 Unnamed White Male Citizens of Yoknapatawpha

Requiem for a Nun identifies the voters in Yoknapatawpha during the hundred years after the building of the courthouse in 1835 as "the white male citizens of the county" (37). Historically of course, a pair of Constitutional amendments gave black males the right to vote in 1870 and women the vote in 1920, but perhaps the novel is reminding us about the peculiar (unwritten) constitution of the world Faulkner is representing.

3649 Aunt Callie

In The Reivers "Aunt" Callie's title is the culture's label for a black woman of her age and in her role as a 'mammy' to Lucius and his brothers. She was "born in the country and still preferred it" (49), although she lives in town with the family she works for. While black and a servant, she does not hesitate to berate white males in the line of her duty to her charges - although her frequent "yelling" has no effect on any of them (54).

3650 Aunt Fittie

In The Reivers Otis tells Lucius that Aunt Fittie, who took Corrie in after her mother's death, "might have been kin to some of us," but that isn't definite (153). She lives "in a house on the edge" a small town in Arkansas and prostitutes the "eleven or twelve" year-old Corrie to local men for fifty cents a visit (154).

3651 Jim Avant

"Mr Jim Avant from Hickory Flat,” one of the four well-known dog breeders and trainers mentioned in The Reivers, is almost certainly intended to be J.M. (James Monroe) Avent was a well-known owner and trainer of pedigreed bird dogs. He co-established the National Bird Dog Championship and in 1930. Time magazine called him the "most celebrated of contemporary handlers," citing too his nickname the "Fox of Hickory Valley," his home in Tennessee. Faulkner either misremembered or misspelled his name in this novel, and he also relocated hi m - perhaps on purpose.

3652 Ballenbaugh 1

The first Ballenbaugh in Yoknapatawpha is as colorful as the place that bears his name. Described in The Reivers as an "ancestryless giant," he arrived in the county "from nowhere" and by some means - the narrative implies a coercive one - took over the store and ferry run by a man named Wylie (72). Under his ownership, the place became a "roaring" one: a "grubbing station and saloon" for the wagon-drivers who passed through on the way to or from Memphis (72).

3653 Ballenbaugh 2

Ballenbaugh's son, also known in The Reivers simply as "Ballenbaugh," is, like his father, a "giant" (73). He claims to have served the Confederacy during the Civil War as a "partisan ranger" in Arkansas, but the narrative casts that story in doubt, suggesting instead that he acquired the pile of "uncut United States bank notes" he returns with in 1865 by more illegal means (73).

3654 Miss Ballenbaugh

In The Reivers Ballenbaugh's is currently owned by the "only child" of the second Ballenbaugh, a "fifty-year-old maiden" (74). She is described as a "prim fleshless severe iron-gray woman" who makes her living farming the land, and "running a small store" that has a loft which accommodates overnight guests (74). She may be "fleshless," but the food on "the table Miss Ballenbaugh sets" is well known for the pleasure it provides (74).

3655 Mr. Ballott

Mr. Ballott is "the white stable foreman" at the Priest livery stable in The Reivers (7). He runs the business and keeps track of the black employees during the day. The novel's reference to his "first wife" makes it clear that he has been married at least twice (8).

3656 Mrs. Ballott

"Mr Ballott's first wife" was the daughter of Dan Grinnup (8). Ballott's other wife or wives are not mentioned, and The Reivers does not explain why he is no longer married to this woman, but divorce is so rare in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha that it seems likely she has died.

3657 Lycurgus Briggins

In The Reivers Lycurgus is "a pleasant-looking Negro youth of about nineteen" (162), and the grandson of Uncle Parsham Hood. Hood's daughter Mary is his mother; the narrative never mentions the man named Briggins who is his father. A very polite young man, he even refers to Ned as "Mr. McCaslin," confusing Lucius, who obviously assumes he must be speaking about a white man (222).

3658 Mary Hood Briggins

"Uncle" Parsham Hood's daughter and Lycurgus' mother is explicitly named "Briggins" - though her husband is not mentioned in The Reivers.

3659 Sam Caldwell

A regular customer of Miss Corrie's in The Reivers, Sam Caldwell is a "flagman" on "the Memphis Special," a train that runs to New York (127). He owes his job to his uncle, a "division superintendent" on the rail line (127), but shows himself as generous and kind when he helps the adventurers smuggle their horse to Parsham and again throughout their misadventures once they get there. Lucius says he is "almost as big as Boon" (135), and Boon sees him as a rival for Corrie's affections.