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512 Unnamed Barber 4

In "Hair" this is the unnamed barber who takes Hawkshaw's place at the barber shop after Hawkshaw marries Susan Reed and leaves Jefferson.

513 Unnamed Barbers 1

In Light in August, when Christmas reaches Mottstown he stops first at "a white barbership" where "they shave him and cut his hair" (349) - the plural pronoun here is confusing; presumably only one barber does the work.

514 Unnamed Boarders at Mrs. Beard's

The men who stay at the Beard boarding house are mentioned in both Flags in the Dust and Light in August. The first novel describes them as traveling salesmen, jurors from out of town, weather-stranded countrymen, even two "town young bloods" who keep a room as a place for gambling. Besides Byron Snopes, some - bachelors identified as "clerks, mechanics and such" - live there more permanently (104).

515 Unnamed Boarders

In the "Appendix" these are the unnamed boarders - "juries and horse- and muletraders" - who live in the Compson house after it has been vacated by the Compsons (331) .

516 Unnamed Bondsmen 1

The bondsmen to whom Jason Compson IV refers in the "Appendix" appear to monitor Jason's role as "guardian and trustee" (342). Jason is, presumably, guardian of Caddy's daughter, Quentin Compson, and entrusted with the finances of the Compson estate.

517 Unnamed Bookkeeper 1

In Light in August the bookkeeper in the office at the planing mill who tells Hightower that Byron has quit his job there also calls Byron a "hillbilly," which suggests he himself might be from town (413).

518 Unnamed Boy 4

In "Death Drag," this boy is afraid to return Mr. Harris' car to him after Ginsfarb skips town without paying for its use in the air show. He seems enterprising enough to take a quarter for returning the car and smart enough to know that Mr. Harris "might get mad" at being cheated (205).

519 Unnamed Boy Hunter|Narrator 10

In Go Down, Moses this character is Ike McCaslin, the novel's central figure, but in both "The Old People" and "The Bear," originally published as magazine stories before being revised and incorporated into the novel, he is a lot harder to name. In all three texts, he's a child of white privilege who has been taught how to conduct oneself as a hunter - which is to say, how to be the right kind of man - by Sam Fathers, mixed race son of a Chickasaw chief.

520 Unnamed British Officers 1

These are the British officers mentioned in "Ad Astra" who were placed in charge of the Indian soldiers serving in World War I. According to the subadar, when they ordered their troops to "'Go there and do this,' they would not stir" (415). A particularly dreadful consequence of their lack of responsible procedure is the death of almost an entire Indian battalion which advances on the enemy without loaded rifles.

521 Unnamed Butcher 1

In "Centaur in Brass" an unnamed local butcher gives Tom-Tom one of last year's watermelons that has been in cold storage for a year; he is afraid to eat it himself. In giving it to a black man, he joins other white folks in Faulkner's fiction who give black people castoffs with no regard for what happens next.

522 Unnamed Bystanders 1

"Bystanders" is the term the narrator of Light in August uses for the people who watch Percy Grimm lose a fist fight with an "exsoldier" and, despite the veteran's request, refuse to break it up (450). These same people later remember the fight when they see Grimm wearing "his captain's uniform" as a member of the National Guard (451).

523 Unnamed Car Owner 1

In "By the People" and again in The Mansion the "owner of the car" in which Clarence Snopes takes refuge from the dogs is apparently not one of the "they" who drive the Senator home and "fetch [him] a pair of dry britches" (138, 349).

524 Unnamed Carpetbaggers 1

The "carpet-bagger followers of victorious armies" (265) and their descendants, the men who did not fight in the Civil War but merely profited from it, are mentioned several times in Go Down, Moses, by the narrator and by McCaslin Edmonds. They are defined by “a single fierce will for rapine and pillage” (276).

525 Unnamed Negro Carriage Driver 1

This is the man who drives Mrs. Compson out to the Sartoris place in "Skirmish at Sartoris" and again in The Unvanquished.

526 Unnamed Chickasaws 7

The Chickasaw were the tribe living in northern Mississippi when the white settlers began arriving. In "A Name for the City" their interactions with the story's white characters they are depicted as friendly. After "ceding" their lands to the newcomers (200), however, they will be 'removed' from the region by the Indian policy of President Jackson's administration - or, as the narrator puts it at the outset of the tale, these "dispossessed people" "emigrated to Oklahoma in the thirties" (202).

527 Unnamed Jefferson Children 1

Among the Jefferson people Hawkshaw barbers in "Hair" are children, to whom he gives peppermints.

528 Unnamed Churchgoers 1

In The Sound and the Fury, Dilsey, Frony, Luster, and Benjy pass "white people in bright clumps" on their way to church (290). Jason also notes the people going to church as he drives out of town chasing after his niece.

529 Unnamed City Clerk

In "Centaur in Brass" and again in The Town, it is the city clerk in Jefferson who bills Flem for the amount of the missing brass.

530 Unnamed Slave at Compsons' 1

This slave appears in the only scene in The Sound and the Fury from the time that the Compsons owned slaves - what Versh calls the "old time" (69). He appears in the story about Grandfather Compson and one of his slaves that Dilsey told Versh, as Versh repeats it to Benjy (who of course cannot understand it at all). According to the story, because Benjy's Grandfather changed the man's name (a common practice during slavery), the man became both a preacher and a "bluegum" (69).

531 Unnamed Train Conductor 3

In "Lion" and again in Go Down, Moses, this conductor on the logging line train listens to Boon's stories of Lion and Old Ben. He, Boon and the train's brakeman discuss the pair of animals as though they are distinguished rival prize fighters.

532 Unnamed Confederate Captain

In "Retreat," the Confederate officer in command of the unit that is camped on the outskirts of Jefferson talks with Buck McCaslin about Colonel Sartoris. He recurs in "The Unvanquished," when Bayard remembers this earlier scene, and then repeats these two appearances in The Unvanquished.

533 Unnamed Confederate Lieutenant

This is "the ragged unshaven lieutenant who leads the broken companies" of the Confederate brigade that has to retreat through Jefferson after losing a battle outside the town in 1864 (49). His appearance catches the eye of the jailer's daughter, who marries him "six months later" (49). When Faulkner retells this story from Intruder in the Dust again in Requiem for a Nun, he expands it quite a bit.

534 Unnamed Confederate Soldiers 7

There are over a dozen different groups of "Confederate Soldiers" referred to in the fictions. The "Appendix" to The Sound and the Fury refers briefly to the "brave and gallant men" who served under General Jason Compson II during the Civil War (330).

538 Unnamed Confederate Veterans 2

According to the narrator of Light in August, at the end of the Civil War most of the men who fought for the Confederacy "returned home with their eyes stubbornly reverted toward what they refused to believe was dead" (474).

539 Unnamed Construction Workers 2

In The Mansion, when Watkins Snopes enlarges the de Spain house into "the mansion" for Flem, his construction crew consists of "kinfolks and in-laws" (171).

540 Unnamed Negro Cook 9

"The cook" at the Killegrews in "Shingles for the Lord" won't lend out any of Killegrew's tools (28). While neither the gender nor the race of "the cook" - as the published story refers to her twice (28) - is specified, all but one of the 'cooks' in Yoknapatawpha are women and all of them are black.

541 Unnamed Coroner 2

In "Hand upon the Waters," the coroner who contacts Stevens about Lonnie Grinnup’s death and presides over the inquest is described as "an old country doctor" (70). He signs the death certificate without ever suspecting the death might not have been an accident.

542 Unnamed Country People 2

"Three or four miles" outside the town that "The Hound" refers to only as "the countyseat" (162), the men in the Sheriff's car meet "wagons and cars . . . going home from market day in town" (163). The text does not actually mention any people in either kind of vehicle, but it does say that the "Sheriff greets them with a single gesture of his fat arm," and that "them" must be human (163), or at least potential voters.

543 Unnamed Courier

In both "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun this courier rides to Natchez to inform authorities of the capture of the bandits and to negotiate for the presumed reward for their capture.

544 Unnamed Court Clerk 2

In Sanctuary the clerk is mentioned calling Temple's name and when the judge upholds Horace's only objection during her testimony.

545 Unnamed Dead Union Soldier

In "Raid" and again in The Unvanquished Bayard spots the corpse of this Union soldier in the river, hanging over the rump of his dead and floating horse after the bridge was blown up. Because he has a horse, he is either an officer or attached to a cavalry unit, but there is no way to tell which is more likely.

546 Unnamed Lawyer 6

Mink Snopes is defended by a court-appointed lawyer in all three volumes in the Snopes trilogy: The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion. As the third novel puts it, he is "too young and eager" (47), though as the first one says, he "did what he could" to defend Mink: "talked himself frantic and at last voiceless before the grave impassivity of the jury which resembled a conclave of grown men self-delegated with the necessity . . . of listening to prattle of a licensed child" (368).

547 Unnamed Deputy Sheriff 15

In The Reivers this unnamed deputy holds Ludus after Boon shoots at him, and then escorts Ludus to Judge Stevens' office. (As is also the case with county sheriffs, there are many unnamed deputy sheriffs in the Yoknapatawpha fictions. It's possible that Faulkner is imagining at least some of these deputies as recurring, especially when the stories are set at more or less the same historical moment. However, there is no way to be sure of that, so it is more accurate to represent each of these deputies as a separate character.)

548 Unnamed Deputy Sheriff 3

In "Smoke," this deputy follows up the health officer's report about Old Anse's behavior in the cemetery, and discovers the old man's body. (As is also the case with county sheriffs, there are many unnamed deputy sheriffs in the Yoknapatawpha fictions. It's possible that Faulkner is imagining at least some of these deputies as recurring, especially when the stories are set at more or less the same historical moment. However, there is no way to be sure of that, so it is more accurate to represent each of these deputies as a separate character.)

549 Lizzie

Lizzie is the sister of Lennie Snopes, Abner's wife, who lives with the Snopes family in "Barn Burning." She and Lennie have a close relationship: on the night Ab sets out to burn down De Spain's barn, they "sit side by side on the bed, the aunt's arms around [Sarty's] mother's shoulders" (22). When Ab commands his wife to restrain Sarty to prevent him from warning De Spain, Lizzie sides against Ab, telling Lennie: "Let him go! . . . If he don't go, before God, I am going up there [to De Spain's] myself" (22).

550 Unnamed Doctor 1

This is the Jefferson doctor in "Dry September" whom Minnie Cooper's friends send for when she suffers a nervous breakdown. He is "hard to locate" (181). (In the various fictions there are three named Jefferson doctors who appear more than once - Habersham in the early life of the town; Peabody and Alford in the 20th century - but there are also over a dozen doctors who are never named.

551 Unnamed Drugstore Clerk 1

In Flags in the Dust the "youthful clerk" in the drug store who re-wraps the package that Joan dropped in the street also "stares at her boldly" (319).

552 Unnamed Drummer 2

The drummer in "Dry September" is an out-of-towner, described as looking like "a desert rat in the moving pictures," who gets his shave and haircut from Hawkshaw and enthusiastically joins the lynch mob (170).

553 Unnamed Europeans 1

In "Delta Autumn" and again in Go Down, Moses, Ike McCaslin imagines these Europeans while lying on his cot in one of the few remaining pieces of American wilderness: "the frantic old-world peoples" who buy the cotton that is grown on the Delta, and use it for "shells to shoot at one another" (275, 337). Although at the time of the story the U.S. had not entered the war that became known as World War II , major fighting was underway between the Allies and the Axis armies.

554 Unnamed Ex-Soldier 1

In "Dry September" one of the men in the barber shop who debate whether to take vigilante action against Will Mayes is a veteran. Like McLendon, "he too had been a soldier" in the First World War (172), and the narrator later refers to him as "the other ex-soldier" (176).

555 Unnamed Farmer 1

In "Dry September" the man who owns the "abandoned brick-kiln" once used the land around it as a pasture, but he stopped doing that after "one of his mules" went missing in one of the property's "vine-choked vats without bottom" (179). He is presumably a farmer, though he might be a mule-trader instead.

556 Unnamed Farmer 2

In The Hamlet this man owns the farm where Ike Snopes finds food for his cow. He is a "man past middleage" with a "grim and puritanical affinity for abstinence and endurance" (211); angry at the loss of his feed and a feed basket, he angrily pursues Ike through the woods.

557 Unnamed Farmer 3

In The Hamlet this farmer buys the new blacksmith shop for a cowshed.

558 Unnamed Farmers 1

In "Miss Zilphia Gant," these farmers from the countryside around Jefferson tether their teams in the lot beside the Gants' shop when they come into town "on market days" (371). While "hitching or unhitching" their horses and mules, they see Zilphia's "small wan face" behind the bars on the window of her room; they have "heard about" what Mrs. Gant did to her husband, and they discuss the sickly child without any sign of compassion (371).

559 Unnamed Firemen 2

In Light in August Yoknapatawpha is served by a volunteer fire department, made up of "men and youths" who "desert counters and desks" in town to drive the "fire truck" out to Joanna Burden's (288).

560 Unnamed First Aboriginal

In three differents versions of the story of Lion, Old Ben and the hunt, Faulkner evokes a prehistoric context for the ritual. In "Lion" it is Quentin Compson who, waiting on his assigned stand in the bayou, realizes that the scene before him is no different in appearance from what it was when, long ago, the first human explorer of the wilderness in Yoknpatawpha "crept into it and looked around, arrow poised and ready" (192).

561 Unnamed Gang Member

Only one member of Clarence Snopes' gang is mentioned separately in either "By the People" or The Mansion: his "lieutenant," the "second-in-command in the old gang" (89, 330). He is not described in more detail, but when he "tries to take advantage of their old relationship" after Snopes becomes a constable, Snopes' treatment of him is described as "ruthless and savage" (130, 330).

562 Unnamed German Soldiers 2

These soldiers in "All the Dead Pilots" include the forces that take Cambrai (520) as well as the pilots of the "E.A." (enemy aircraft) that shoot down Sartoris in July 1918 (530).

563 Unnamed Girl

In Sanctuary Temple mentions this young woman while talking to Horace: "a girl" who "went abroad one summer" and after she came back told Temple about chastity belts (217). There's no way to determine if she was a fellow college student or a friend from Jackson.

564 Unnamed Golfers

In The Sound and the Fury on both Saturday and Sunday (the first and fourth sections of the novel) various groups of golfers are described playing on the course beside the Compson place. Consistent with the severe conceptual limitations of Benjy's mind, his descriptions of them are very confusing: "they went to the table, and he hit and the other hit" (3). When the third person narrator describes the same actions in the fourth section, it becomes easy to see who is there and what they are doing: Benjy and Luster "watched the foursome . . . move to the tee and drive" (315).

565 Unnamed Groom 2

The "groom" in The Reivers who leads the skittish horse Acheron up to the starting line is not described (230). He could be black, like McWillie and the other man who works in Linscomb's stable, but typically Faulkner's fiction will specify race when a character is not white, so on that basis we interpret this man as 'white.'

566 Unnamed Enslaved Waiter

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun "one of the Holston slaves - the cook's husband, the waiter-groom-hostler" - delivers Holston's demand for the lost lock after the bandits and the imprisoned militia have taken apart the jail and escaped (208, 14).

567 Unnamed Enslaved Cook

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun the enslaved wife of the "waiter-groom-hostler" at Holston's tavern is the establishment's cook (208, 14); although a good bit of the story takes place in the tavern's kitchen, she herself is never seen.

568 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 1

In Sanctuary the owner of the hotel in Jefferson is described as "a tight, iron-gray man" with "a neat paunch" (180). He is very concerned about propriety: when a committee from the Baptist church complains about Ruby's presence in the hotel, he turns her out.

569 Unnamed Hunters 1

An unspecified number of white men are present at Major de Spain’s annual hunting camp in "A Bear Hunt." Ratliff comments indirectly on the size of the group, saying he was not surprised that Luke Provine would be there because "this here would be the biggest present gathering of men in the county, let alone the free eating and whisky" (68). As alluded to in the title, some may be bear hunters, while others are referred to by Major de Spain as "shotgun fellows on the deer stands" (68). When not hunting, the camaraderie of camp life includes eating, drinking, and playing poker.

570 Unnamed Infant 3

In "Delta Autumn" Ike refers to the illegitimate child that the unnamed young woman brings into the tent only as "a child" and "that" - as in "Is that his?" (278, 277). Its gender is not specified. Swaddled in a "blanket-and-tarpaulin-wrapped bundle," its physical appearance is never described, but legally it is "black" like its mother. Since Don Boyd is its father, its last name could be his, but the story makes it clear that the white father will play no role whatsoever in any future the infant might have.

571 Unnamed Inhabitants of Modern Jefferson

The short story "A Name for the City" and Requiem for a Nun both characterize the inhabitants of Jefferson in the middle of the 20th century fairly negatively. The novel develops that critique in more detail. The boasting about progress done by Jefferson's members of "Rotary and Lions Clubs and Chambers of Commerce and City Beautifuls" (201, 4) is described as "a furious beating of hollow drums toward nowhere, but merely to sound louder than the next little human clotting to its north or south or east or west, dubbing itself city as Napoleon dubbed himself emperor" (4).

572 Unnamed Inventor

A "shabby man" with "intense, visionary eyes" in Flags in the Dust, he thinks he has perfected a new prototype airplane (384). When he complains that none of "you damned yellow-livered pilots" will test it for him, Young Bayard agrees to fly it (387).

573 Malbrouck

The "Malbrouck" who is mentioned in "Barn Burning" is a real historical figure named John Churchill; "Malbrouck" is a corruption of Churchill's title as First Duke of Malborough. Between the 1670s and his death in 1722, Churchill rose from the rank of page to become one of the most influential generals and statesmen in English history. While serving five English monarchs, he never neglected his own ambitions for power and wealth.

574 Unnamed Jefferson Children 3

The white children of Jefferson don't directly appear anywhere in Intruder in the Dust, but Chick thinks of them three times. He remembers when he and the other "children on [his] street" played a card game with "an old lady" who lived nearby (58). And he notes the absence of the children who should have been on their porches on Sunday morning, "fresh and scrubbed for Sunday school with clutched palm-sweaty nickels" - but "perhaps by mutual consent" Sunday school has been cancelled (38).

575 Unnamed Jefferson Girls 1

In "Dry September," these are the young women of Jefferson are seen by Minnie Cooper when she goes out alone in the afternoons, as they stroll downtown "with their delicate, silken heads and thin, awkward arms and conscious hips" (175). The narrative calls them "cousins" of Minnie Cooper, using quotation marks to indicate that they are not actual relatives (175).

576 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 5

in Requiem for a Nun there are several specific references to the "ladies" of a contemporary Jefferson. A hundred years after the town's naming, two ladies clubs argue over whether "to change the name back to Habersham" (7). (This group also appears in "A Name for the City," 202.) And it is only "a few irreconciliable old ladies" - in other words, ladies who have not reconciled themselves to the South's defeat in the Civil War - who refuse to forget the fact that during the war "a United States military force" burned the town Square (37).

577 Unnamed Jefferson Merchant 1

In Flags in the Dust the man whom Pappy and John Henry tell about Young Bayard's accident is an anonymous "merchant" in town; the merchant, in turn, tells Old Bayard.

578 Unnamed Civil War Soldiers

The "men, blue or gray," who were Ab Snopes' adversaries during the Civil War (7). Faulkner's fictions usually distinguish Union from Confederate soldiers, but Ab's war-time activities often made that distinction irrelevant - he had to dodge soldiers in both armies on his private, self-serving missions as a horse thief.

579 Unnamed Johns 1

According to what Miss Reba says in Sanctuary, the men who have patronized her brothel during the 20 years she's been running it include "some of the biggest men in Memphis" - "bankers, lawyers, doctors" as well as "two police captains" (143). When Horace visits the brothel to talk with Temple, Reba tells him that she's done business with many lawyers, including "the biggest lawyer in Memphis" - and when she adds that this man weighed 280 pounds and "had his own special bed made and sent down here," "biggest" acquires an additional meaning (211).

580 Unnamed Judge 4

The "JUDGE" who pronounces Nancy's death sentence at the start of the play in Requiem for a Nun is not described at all (40). The phrase "his gavel" confirms the assumption that he is male - as are all the many judges in the Yoknapatawpha fictions; those other judges are also all 'white' and 'upper class,' which is the basis for our other assumptions about this judge (41).

581 Unnamed Jurors 6

In "Tomorrow," ten of the jurors who serve with Mr. Fentry in the Bookwright trial are unnamed, but they are described as "farmers and store-keepers" (91) - and unanimous in their desire to acquit Bookwright.

582 Unnamed Justice of the Peace 3

When Monk is arraigned, he tries to "make a speech" before this "J.P." - Justice of the Peace (42). (The office of justice of the peace derives from traditional British legal practice, where justices belonged to the landed gentry. In Mississippi the office is an elected one.

583 Unnamed Justice of the Peace 7

When Mink and his wife get married in the area of the convict camp in The Hamlet, the local Justice of the Peace "removed his chew of tobacco" before performing the ceremony (264). (The office of justice of the peace derives from traditional British legal practice, where justices belonged to the landed gentry. In Mississippi the office is an elected one.

584 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 1

The phrases "the women" (119) and "the ladies" (124) are used on several occasions in "A Rose for Emily" to describe the general opinion of all the women in town. They function as a particularly Southern kind of narrative chorus. Presumably, these phrases do not literally refer to every woman, or even every white woman (though they certainly do not include women of color), but rather the genteel white women whose own reputations are impeccable, and who can function as the self-appointed guardians of the town's good name.

585 Unnamed Lawyer 8

According to "Knight's Gambit," the end of Harriss' story follows a familiar pattern: "One morning your lawyer’s secretary telephones your wife long distance in Europe and says you just died sitting at your desk" (167). Although this is put indirectly, it is likely that the "lawyer" and the secretary it refers to exist.

586 Unnamed Lynched Negro

In "Vendee" and again in The Unvanquished, what Bayard first sees as a "thing hanging over the middle of the road from a limb" is quickly and chillingly recognized as the body of "an old Negro man, with a rim of white hair and with his bare toes pointing down and his head on one side like he was thinking about something quiet" (111, 177). Grumby has apparently lynched him to serve as a graphic warning to the boys: pinned to his corpse is a badly written note telling them to "Turn back" (111, 177).

587 Unnamed Railroad Mail Carrier

The "lank, goose-necked man with a huge pistol strapped to his thigh" to whom, at the end of Flags in the Dust, Horace gives the letter he has written to Narcissa back in Jefferson (374).

588 Unnamed Marauders

In "Retreat" and again in The Unvanquished, Bayard sees "six men running in the next field" and then "ten or twelve" or perhaps more who may be chasing the first six or may be part of the same group (25, 57-58). At least some of them are stealing the "stock," i.e. the livestock, of the farmers in the area, and "five men" from the second group attack Granny and her party (25, 58).

589 Unnamed Marshal 1

In "That Evening Sun" the marshal, Jefferson's main police officer, arrests Nancy and accompanies her to jail. On the way, he stops - but does not arrest - Mr. Stovall after he kicks Nancy in the mouth, knocking out her teeth.

590 Unnamed Members of Sartoris' Troop

Members of the irregular Confederate unit that John Sartoris organizes in Mississippi after his original regiment votes him out of command after a year appear first in the first Yoknapatawpha fiction, Flags in the Dust, in the second story about the Civil War that Will Falls rehearses for the Colonel's son Bayard. In that novel Bayard calls them "pretty good men," but adds that they "quit fighting and went home too often" (229); Jenny calls them "a bunch of red-neck brigands" (238).

591 Unnamed Hunters 6

These are the "two or three others" in "The Old People" who join Major de Spain, the narrator's father, Ike McCaslin and Walter Ewell on the annual November hunting trips (205).

592 Unnamed Memphis Lawyer

The first time this lawyer is mentioned in Sanctuary is in an antisemitic rant by Clarence Snopes about "a Memphis jew lawyer" (266). He appears in person on the day Temple testifies in court; he sits "picking his teeth" at the prosecution's table. There Horace refers to him as "a Jew lawyer from Memphis" (282). The narrative's description is less overtly hostile, but phrases like "his skull was capped closely by tight-curled black hair" and "he had a long, pale nose" (281) do emphasize his ethnicity. His connection with Memphis suggests he represents Popeye's interests.

593 Unnamed Memphis Policeman 1

This policeman makes a fleeting appearance in Sanctuary when he shouts at Popeye as he speeds past driving Temple through Memphis to the Grotto club.

594 Unnamed Memphis Preacher

In "Vendee" and again in the chapter with that name in The Unvanquished Bayard says that this minister is "from Memphis or somewhere," and describes him as a "big refugeeing preacher with his book already open" standing in the cemetery with a slave "holding an umbrella over him" (97, 156). Mrs. Compson and other Jefferson townspeople have asked him to officiate at Granny's funeral, presumably because of her status as both an Episcopalian and a member of the local aristocracy.

595 Unnamed Memphis Prostitutes 2

In Light in August during the last year of his relationship with Joanna Joe goes "every week or so" to Memphis, "where he betrays her with other women, women bought for a price" (263).

596 Unnamed Men 2

These are the unnamed men in "An Error in Chemistry" who came to the narrator's grandfather's house to socialize and drink cold toddies.

597 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 3

In Light in August the group of men at Varner's store who watch as the pregnant Lena Grove descends from Armstid's wagon are described as "squatting" and "already spitting across the heelgnawed porch" (25). They "listen quietly" as the tells her story, and are all sure she will never again see the father of the child she carries (26).

598 Unnamed Messenger 3

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun this inhabitant of the settlement is sent to the "post-office-store" to "fetch the old Carolina lock from the latest Nashville mail-pouch" (202, 6).

599 Unnamed Minister 1

In "All the Dead Pilots" the undescribed minister who officiated at Sartoris' funeral may have been a military chaplain.

600 Unnamed Moonshiner 1

In "Pantaloon in Black" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, the moonshiner from whom Rider buys whiskey is described as "an unshaven white man" standing at the door of "a hut, a hovel" in the river swamp (246, 140). He is repeatedly referred to as "the white man" during the exchange with Rider. But he expresses concern about Rider's state of mind, and tries to "give" him a pint if Rider will give back the gallon he just bought for "four silver dollars" (246, 140).

601 Unnamed Movie-Goers 1

In "Dry September" the young audience in the movie theater where Minnie Cooper and her friends go is described as "scented and sibilant in the half dark, their paired backs in silhouette delicate and sleek, their slim, quick bodies awkward, divinely young" (181).

602 Unnamed Municipal Officials 1

In "Go Down, Moses" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, various municipal officials stop by Gavin Stevens' office in his absence. The narrator identifies them only as "officials from the city hall and justices of the peace and bailiffs" from various parts of Yoknapatawpha (263, 360).

603 Unnamed Narrator 1

"A Rose for Emily" is a first-person narrative, but the identity of its narrator is very hard to establish. It seems very safe to say that his race is "White" - note, for example, how consistently he refers to Tobe as "the Negro" (120, 121 etc.). We also assume the narrator is male; at times the differing actions and motives of "the men" and "the women" are narrated with equal detachment (119, etc.), but phrases like "only a woman could have believed" mayor Sartoris' fiction about the taxes make it seem more likely that narrator is a man.

604 Unnamed Negro 2

While "running" away from the Choctaw plantation in "Red Leaves," the servant encounters this "motionless" man, "another Negro" (331). They exchange glances.

605 Unnamed Negro Boy 2

In "A Justice" this unnamed Negro boy takes Caddy and Jason to the fishing creek at the Compson family farm.

606 Unnamed Negro Boy 4

This "small negro boy" who delivers Rosa Coldfield's note to Quentin Compson is the first black character mentioned in Absalom, Absalom! (5).

607 Unnamed Negro Boy 5

In Absalom! this is the "negro boy" who is playing with Bon's son "outside the gates" at Sutpen's when Clytemnestra drives him away (158).

608 Unnamed Negro Butler 2

In "Knight's Gambit" the "Negro butler" at the Harriss plantation opens the door to Gavin Stevens and Charles Mallison and "immediately vanishes" (249).

609 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 3

The Harriss' chauffeur in "Knight's Gambit" is described as "a strange Negro in a uniform who did nothing but drive and wash and polish" the automobile (158). "Strange" in this context means 'not native to Yoknapatawpha.'

610 Unnamed Negro Children 2

"Red Leaves" refers to the children of the slaves as "pickaninnies" twice: first when the servant sees them in the quarters, "naked in the dust" (328), and at the end, when he imagines the quarters and "the pickaninnies like ebony toys in the dust" (340).

611 Unnamed Negro Congregation 1

In The Sound and the Fury Dilsey, Frony, Luster, and Benjy walk to church past fellow churchgoers: "They emerged from the cabins and struggled up the shaling levee to the road - men in staid, hard brown or black, with gold watch chains and now and then a stick; young men in cheap violent blues or stripes and swaggering hats; women a little stiffly sibilant, and children in garments bought second hand of white people" (291).

612 Unnamed Negro Cook 4

In "Monk" Warden Gambrell has an unnamed Negro cook who works in his house as a trusty; when the warden's pistol goes missing, he has the cook "severely beaten" on the assumption that he stole it (53). Historically, there were female prisoners at Parchman's, but in this story it seems more likely Faulkner is thinking of the cook as male.

613 Unnamed Negro Cook 6

Both The Hamlet and The Town mention the woman who cooks for the Varners. In the first novel, is mentioned as a sign of Will Varner's relative wealth. The narrator calls her the "only" servant of any sort in the whole district" (11) - though later the novel mentions two other Negro servants, a man and a woman, who work for Houston after his marriage. The Town describes the early hour at which she is forced to rise to cook Varner's breakfast for him (313).

614 Unnamed Negro Cook 7

In The Hamlet, during the two months they occupy their new house the Houstons hire a "negro woman to cook" for them (238). Besides the woman who cooks for the Varners, she is "the only other hired cook, white or black, in the country" (238).