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2825 Unnamed Artists

The narrator of "Shall Not Perish" and his mother tour an art museum in Jefferson that contains "pictures from all over the United States, painted by people who loved what they had seen or where they had been born or lived enough to want to paint pictures of it so that other people could see it too" (110). These works of art, and the people who created them, fuel the Grier boy's imagination.

3526 Unnamed Army Sergeant 2

During Manfred de Spain's campaign for Mayor in The Mansion, his opponents start a rumor that he got the scar on his face from "a Missouri sergeant with a axe in a crap game" instead of from an enemy soldier while in Cuba during the Spanish-American War (142).

3525 Unnamed Army Sergeant 1

According to the highly fictionalized if not entirely false account Strutterbuck provides about his experience in World War I in The Mansion, his hopes of getting the job driving General Pershing were thwarted by "a Sergeant Somebody, I forget his name" (84).

1523 Unnamed Army Officers

In Flags in the Dust, these are the "white officers" in charge of the African American "labor battalion" that Caspey Strother serves in during World War I (57).

3467 Unnamed Army Officer 2

According to Charles in The Mansion, it "doubtless" was some "brass-hatted theorist in Personnel" in the Army who is behind the decision to have Devries put in command of "Negro infantry" because he is a "Southerner" (339).

3221 Unnamed Army Officer 1

This army officer - referred to as the "exec" in Devries' unit in Korea in "By the People" (134) and as the "second" in Devries' unit on a World War II battlefield in The Mansion (339) - is the executive officer who is second in command of the Negro combat unit that Devries commands. It's likely Faulkner imagined him as 'white': historically, as an officer, he would definitely have been white during World War II, and probably white in the Korean War.

3219 Unnamed Army Nurse 2

In "By the People" she serves in a field hospital in Korea, and helps Devries reward the soldier who saved him on the battlefield. In The Mansion she performs the same action in a field hospital somewhere else, during World War II.

3220 Unnamed Army Nurse 1

In The Mansion this army nurse, "kin" to a Jefferson family, comes to Jefferson after the end of World War I as the town's "first female hero," having served as a lieutenant on a base hospital in France "within sound of the guns behind Montdidier" (199).

2700 Unnamed Army Lieutenant

One of the soldiers encountered by the narrator of "Two Soldiers" in the Memphis recruiting station is a lieutenant: "he had on a belt with a britching strop over one shoulder" (94). This leather band over the right shoulder is also called a "backing strop" by the boy (95); the story uses it to indicate an officer's rank.

3218 Unnamed Army General

In "By the People" and again in The Mansion this officer pins a medal on Devries; in the story it's for his heroism during the Korean War; in the novel, during World War II.

2545 Unnamed Armed Guards

In The Hamlet these men oversee the convict laborers at the logging camp (262).

3067 Unnamed Arkansas Officers

In Light in August, after Hines threatens the congregants in a Negro church with a pistol during a prayer meeting, "the law" comes and arrests him (378). 'Officers' is our way to translate "the law" into the terms of a Character database; presumably Faulkner is thinking of a few policemen or deputy sheriffs.

3066 Unnamed Arkansas Doctor

In Light in August, when Hines realizes his daughter Milly is pregnant, he "starts out to find a doctor that would fix it" (377). He does not succeed, but according to his wife, he does "beat up a doctor in another town" (378), possibly because he refuses to perform an abortion.

983 Unnamed Architect 3

In Requiem for a Nun the "architect who designed" the Confederate monument that sits at the center of Jefferson is referred to but not described (189).

982 Unnamed Architect 2

Intruder in the Dust includes the story of this architect, a "city man" who drives into Jefferson and crashes his expensive car into one of the stores on the Square (53). He treats his time in jail as an adventure, and tries to get the town to sell him the jail's antique "handhewn" door and hardware (53).

502 Unnamed Architect 1

In the "Appendix" that Faulkner wrote in 1945, this architect lays out both the Compson grounds and the Compson home. He shares the predilections of Faulkner's other architect characters for French furnishings, but there is no direct evidence that (like the architect at Sutpen's Hundred in Absalom!) he is from France.

2867 Unnamed Archaeologists 2

In "An Error in Chemistry" a group of "archaeologists from the State University" dig up Native American relics from Pritchel's clay pit until he runs them off with a shotgun (119).

2751 Unnamed Archaeologists 1

The archaeologists mentioned in Go Down, Moses are "a group of white men, including two women," who descend on the Indian mound to study the ways of the "old people." Most of them are bespectacled and all are dressed in "khaki clothes which had patently lain folded on a store shelf twenty-four hours ago" (37).

2547 Unnamed Apprentice Blacksmith

In The Hamlet this apprentice helps Trumbull and Varner's blacksmith overhaul the machinery of the cotton gin (65).

2010 Unnamed Anzac Major

In "All the Dead Pilots" this "Anzac major" sends the drunk ambulance driver back to his unit (527). (Anzac, sometimes written ANZAC, stands for 'Australian and New Zealand Army," to which many of the Allied troops fighting around Amiens belonged.)

2007 Unnamed Anzac Battalion

In "All the Dead Pilots" this Australia and New Zealand Army ("Anzac" in the story) unit is "resting in the ditch" when Sartoris returns from Amiens, but four of them are willing to forgo rest to help him with his "tight take-off" (526).

3140 Unnamed Anglo-Saxon Pioneers

The history of Mississippi as recounted in Requiem for a Nun includes "the Anglo-Saxon, the pioneer" who came into the area after it became part of the U.S. (81), part of the group referred to as "the pioneers, the hunters, the forest men with rifles" (171). The narrator identifies "the pioneer" as male - "the tall man, roaring with Protestant scripture and boiled whiskey" (81) - but with him comes his and his wife's family. We include in this group the "brawling teamsters and trappers and flatboatmen" who often are held in the jail (180).

3139 Unnamed Ancestors of Temple Drake

When Temple Drake Stevens describes her ancestors to Gavin Stevens, she mockingly points to "long lines of statesmen and soldiers high in the proud annals of our sovereign state" (95).

2917 Unnamed Ancestors of Chick Mallison

In Intruder in the Dust the hills in the Beat Four section of the county remind Chick Mallison that his ancestors came to Yoknapatawpha from Scotland by way of Carolina. If Chick is thinking specifically of his maternal ancestors, these people would belong on the Stevens family tree. But he could instead (or also) be thinking of his Mallison ancestors.

1800 Unnamed Amorous Couple

The "two figures" Horace sees locked in an embrace in "an alley-mouth" in Memphis in Sanctuary are probably outside Miss Reba's house, though it is possible they exist only in his mind, which is reeling from his encounter with Temple inside the brothel and the story she tells him about being raped. The behavior of the couple certainly matches Horace's fascinated revulsion with sexuality: the man whispers "unprintable epithet after epithet" caressingly; the woman swoons with "voluptuous ecstasy" (221).

2824 Unnamed Americans

At the conclusion of "Shall Not Perish," the narrator identifies the group he calls "America": "the men and women who did the deeds . . . who lasted and endured. . . . I knew them too: the men and women . . . still powerful and still dangerous and still coming, North and South and East and West" (115).

2987 Unnamed American World War I Soldiers

The "first American Expeditionary Force" that Gavin Stevens refers to in "Knight's Gambit" are the more than one million U.S. troops who landed in France in 1917 and 1918 to join England and France in the fight against the Germany (256).

2986 Unnamed American Tourists and Expatriates

What Gavin Stevens in "Knight's Gambit" somewhat facetiously calls the "second" "American Expeditionary Force in France" that "began to land in Europe in 1919" are the many Americans who toured or moved to Europe in the years after the First World War (256). The "first" A.E.F., of course, were the one million soldiers in the U.S. Army who landed in France to join the British and French forces fighting Germany; they had returned home by 1919.

1522 Unnamed American Students at Oxford

In its brief account of Horace's term as a Rhodes Scholar in England, Flags in the Dust mentions the "fellow-countrymen" with whom he occasionally travels on the "Continent" (177).

2823 Unnamed American Soldiers and Sailors

In "Shall Not Perish," after Pete died, Res Grier would bring home the Memphis newspaper each time he returned from Jefferson. The Grier family would see the "pictures and names of soldiers and sailors from other counties and towns in Mississippi and Arkansas and Tennessee" who died in spring and summer of 1942 (102). While African American soldiers fought and died during World War II, it is unlikely that during this time of segregation in the South the Memphis paper would have published their pictures.

1799 Unnamed American Soldiers 2

In Sanctuary Ruby worked in New York during the First World War; according to her, the city was "full of soldiers with money to spend" (278). The "New York Port of Embarkation" - the first officially designated embarkation point for soldiers and supplies sent to Europe - included Hoboken and Brooklyn.

1798 Unnamed American Soldiers 1

These soldiers in Sanctuary - presumably cavalrymen like Lee Goodwin - are returning to San Francisco from their deployment in the Philippines when Ruby asks them about what has happened to Lee. When she lets one of them pick her up, he paws her drunkenly while telling her about Lee killing another soldier in a fight over "that nigger woman" (277). American forces were first sent to the Philippines in 1898 to fight the Spanish, but soon were fighting against Philippine nationalists. The Philippines were an American territory from 1898 to 1946.

2856 Unnamed American Soldier 2

In "Appendix Compson," this soldier is described as merely "a shape (a man in khaki)," as seen through Melissa Meek's tear-filled eyes (337). But he picks her up and installs her in a seat when she is overwhelmed by the crowds at the Memphis bus station. Although he is presumably part of the crowd of "soldiers and sailors enroute either to leave or to death" in the Second World War (337), Faulkner reasserts the humanity of those that make up the crowd through this soldier's stateside actions.

1918 Unnamed American Soldier 1

This man appears in Sanctuary in the story Ruby tells at two different times, to Temple and and then later to Horace, about how when Lee was stationed in the Philippines he "killed another soldier" in a brawl over a local woman (59).

2983 Unnamed American Serviceman

Over 3000 U.S. servicemen were killed or wounded during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but this entry reflects the unusual way that Charles Mallison recalls December 7th, 1941, in "Knight's Gambit" - "a Jap dropped a bomb on another American" (254).

1945 Unnamed American Military Policeman

As an American military policeman (A.M.P.), this unnamed character in "Ad Astra" competes with Monaghan for control over the German prisoner. Mystified by the company of headstrong and independent aviators in which he finds himself, he insultingly asserts his authority over the French officer at the Cloche-Clos in Amiens, thus helping to bring on the riot. The French officer calls him a "devil-dog" - a World War I era slang term for a U.S. Marine (422).

3065 Unnamed American Legion Members

The American Legion was organized in 1919 for veterans of the First World War. In Light in August it is to the local members of this organization, now civilians working in "stores and offices" in Jefferson (453), that Grimm turns for volunteers to preserve peace and order after Christmas is arrested. Despite the initial resistance of the American Legion Commander, some American Legion members, and Sheriff Kennedy, he gets enough volunteers to create "a fair platoon" (453).

3064 Unnamed American Legion Member 4

In Light in August Percy Grimm recruits members of the local American Legion from "the stores and offices where the legion members worked" and organizes them into a "platoon" to preserve the peace after Christmas is jailed in Jefferson (453). Because he holds "the equivalent of a commissioned rank," this young man is appointed by Grimm as the "second in command" of the platoon he forms (456). He is the one who, on Grimm's orders, turns on the "fire alarm" after Christmas escapes (458).

3063 Unnamed American Legion Member 3

In Light in August Percy Grimm recruits members of the local American Legion from "the stores and offices where the legion members worked" and organizes them into a "platoon" to preserve the peace after Christmas is jailed in Jefferson (453). To pass the time, this man starts a poker game on Saturday night that lasts through Sunday night.

3062 Unnamed American Legion Member 2

In Light in August Percy Grimm recruits members of the local American Legion from "the stores and offices where the legion members worked" and organizes them into a "platoon" to preserve the peace after Christmas is jailed in Jefferson (453). This man asks what the sheriff will say about them carrying pistols.

3061 Unnamed American Legion Member 1

In Light in August Percy Grimm recruits members of the local American Legion from "the stores and offices where the legion members worked" and organizes them into a "platoon" to preserve the peace after Christmas is jailed in Jefferson (453). This man objects to Grimm's rhetoric and argues that this "is Jefferson's trouble, not Washington's" (454).

3060 Unnamed American Legion Commander

In Light in August, when Grimm asks the "commander of the local Post" about organizing a group to preserve the peace in Jefferson after Christmas is arrested, this man says no. "I couldn't use the Post like that. After all, we are not soldiers now" (452).

1521 Unnamed American Infantryman 2

The fellow soldier in Flags in the Dust who calls Buddy MacCallum "Virge" at the New Jersey port from which they are shipping out for the War. As he had done once before, in Arkansas, Buddy responds by fighting him "steadily and thoroughly and without anger" (355).

1520 Unnamed American Infantryman 1

The "fellow recruit" in Flags in the Dust who calls Buddy MacCallum "Virge" during their training at a camp in Arkansas; in response Buddy fights him "without anger" for "seven minutes" (355).

2982 Unnamed American Haberdashers

According to "Knight's Gambit," the elements of the uniform worn by the pilots of the Royal Air Force - "the blue of Britain and the hooked wings of a diving falcon and the modest braid of rank: but above all the blue, the color the shade which the handful of Anglo Saxon young men had established and decreed as [a] visual synonym of glory" - became so celebrated that "an association of American haberdashers or gents' outfitters had adopted it as a trade slogan" (206).

2385 Unnamed Ambulance Driver 2

In Absalom!, this is the "driver" of the "ambulance" that Rosa takes out to the Sutpen place at the end of 1909, to bring Henry into town "where the doctors could save him" (299).

2006 Unnamed Ambulance Driver 1

In "All the Dead Pilots" this "young man in spectacles" who "looked like a student" is "dead drunk" when Sartoris takes his ambulance to Amiens (522).

1519 Unnamed Allied Aviators

These are the pilots whom Young Bayard evokes in Flags in the Dust when he talks to Rafe MacCallum "about the war"; the narrator describes them as "young men like fallen angels, and of a meteoric violence like that of fallen angels" (123).

1944 Unnamed Allied Aviator 3

This Allied aviator in "Ad Astra" helps Sartoris take revenge on the German pilot who shot down his brother by flying an out-moded airplane as the bait in Sartoris' trap. The narrator says "we" never knew who this aviator was (414).

1943 Unnamed Allied Aviator 2

This "somebody" is the pilot in "Ad Astra" who witnessed Sartoris "roosting about five thousand feet above an old Ack.W." - i.e. Sartoris is circling in his plane above a comrade flying a less maneuverable aircraft "for bait" to attract the German aviator who had shot down his brother (414). Ack.W. was military slang for a British World War I plane made by Armstrong Whitworth.

1942 Unnamed Allied Aviator 1

This character is "the other guy" in "Ad Astra" who was flying with Sartoris' brother when he was shot down (414). He is serving as a British aviator, presumably in the same "Camel squadron" as Sartoris, but given all the non-English aviators in the story, we cannot say where he was from (414). The Sopwith Camel was a standard single-seat British aircraft during World War I.

3286 Unnamed Alderman

Jefferson is governed by an elected Board of Aldermen as well as a Mayor. This unnamed alderman in The Town is the one who responds to Gavin Stevens' request that the town drain the water tank to find the brass Flem has stolen by saying, "I don’t know how much it will cost to drain that tank, but I for one will be damned - " before Gavin cuts him off (89). (See also Unnamed Board of Aldermen in this index.)

1797 Unnamed Alabama Sheriff

This is the sheriff in Sanctuary who, with a sarcastic comment, "springs the trap" when Popeye is executed by hanging (316).

1796 Unnamed Alabama Policemen

In Sanctuary, when Popeye is jailed in the unnamed Alabama town for murder, this group of men - referred to as "they" but presumably some combination of local policemen and the jailers - talk about how he'll send for his lawyer (310). It is also "they" who take Popeye to the place of his execution, and "adjust the rope" around his neck, "breaking his hair loose" (315).

501 Unnamed Alabama Policeman

One of the three people in Sanctuary who testify against Popeye at his trial for a murder he did not commit is "a fellow policeman" of the murdered officer (311). We learn nothing about his testimony, or whether he is sincerely mistaken.

1795 Unnamed Alabama Minister

In the hours before Popeye's execution in Sanctuary, this minister prays for him several times, and repeatedly tries without success to get Popeye to pray for himself.

500 Unnamed Alabama Lawyer

Popeye's lawyer at his trial for murder in Sanctuary is "a young man just out of law school," with "an ugly, eager, earnest face" (311). He tries to defend his client, who is himself indifferent to the trial, with "a gaunt mixture of uncouth enthusiasm and earnest ill-judgment" (311-12).

328 Unnamed Alabama Kinfolk

In "A Rose for Emily," "Miss Emily's relations in Alabama" (126) are "two female cousins" (127) who had fallen out with Emily's father in the past. During Emily and Homer's courtship the town sends for them, but soon discovers that they are "even more Grierson than Miss Emily had ever been" and is glad when they leave (127).

1794 Unnamed Alabama Jurors

Before finding Popeye guilty, the faceless jury in Alabama that hears the case against him in Sanctuary deliberates for "eight minutes" (312). "Eight minutes" is exactly how long it takes the jury in Jefferson to decide that Lee Goodwin is guilty too - also for a crime he did not commit (291).

1793 Unnamed Alabama Judge

This judge in Sanctuary makes sure Popeye has a lawyer, denies him bail, and sentences him to be hanged after the jury convicts him.

1917 Unnamed Alabama Jailer

After Popeye is convicted in Sanctuary, this "turnkey" shows considerable solicitude for him, buying cigarettes for him with the money Popeye gives him, but also sharing information about the murdered man and even, on the day of his execution, trying to give Popeye his change (312).

3138 Unnamed Alabama Farmer

In Requiem for a Nun this man owns a "small hill farm" in Alabama (185); he is the father of the unnamed Confederate "lieutenant" who marries Cecilia Farmer (182).

1792 Unnamed Alabama District Attorney

The District Attorney who tries Popeye in Sanctuary believes the conviction was "too easy," and assumes Popeye will mount an appeal (312).

1791 Unnamed Alabama Bailiff

This bailiff appears in only one sentence in Sanctuary, when the judge at Popeye's trial consults with him about getting the accused man a lawyer.

2044 Unnamed Airplane Passengers

In "Death Drag" these "Fourth-of-July holidayers" died when, "about two years ago," Jock was forced to crash land the plane he was giving them a ride in, breaking the gas line, and one of them "struck a match" (194).

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).

2485 Unnamed Accomplice of Bill Terrel

In "Monk," an unnamed accomplice helps Bill Terrel carry a body through the bushes and "fling it under the train" (59).

3176 Unnamed Aboriginals 2

The narrator of Requiem for a Nun begins his history of the city of Jackson in the distant past, which includes the "nameless though recorded predecessors [of the Choctaw and Chickasaw peoples] who built the mounds" (81). Conventionally referred to by historians and anthropologists as 'the mound builders,' these prehistoric peoples may have inhabited the continent for upwards of five thousand years. Many of their mounds still remain on the landscape of Mississippi.

2717 Unnamed Aboriginals 1

"Delta Autumn" and the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses describe the "forgotten aboriginals" of Mississippi as the ancestors of the Indians who lived there until the 19th century (271). According to the narrative, the mounds on which the Indians buried their dead were originally built by these aboriginals as a refuge from the annual flood water. These aboriginals were the first humans who entered the wilderness and altered it. (See also the entry for Unnamed First Aboriginal in the index.)

3465 Unnamed "Sucker"

"Sucker" is the generic term Montgomery Ward Snopes uses in The Mansion to refer to the kind of man who falls for Clarence and Virgil's scheme to cash in on Virgil's sexual "powers" (82). The one specific "sucker" who is mentioned during Monty's visit to Memphis is described as "a big operator, a hot sport" (92).

3464 Unnamed "Mentor" of Mink Snopes

While remembering his three earlier trips to Memphis in The Mansion, Mink Snopes thinks about "the mentor and guide who had told him about the houses in Memphis" where one could buy sex (317). This "guide" accompanies him to the city on his first trip, forty-seven years ago.

2667 Unnamed "Husband" of "Miss Smith"

The biological father of Buck Thorpe in "Tomorrow" is an exceptionally illusive figure. Both "Miss Smith" and her brothers, the Thorpes, state that she was married when she arrived in Frenchman's Bend, eight months pregnant. If so, it's never made clear why she leaves her husband. All her "oldest brother" tells Isham Quick is that they "done already attended to" him (106). What he did as her husband, however, or if he was in fact her husband, or what they did to or for him - these questions remain unanswered.

2750 Unnamed "Hunters"

These "hunters" are created by the narrator at the start of "The Bear" chapter in Go Down, Moses, when he defines "hunters" as a exalted category of its own, a quasi-spiritual group, men who are "not white nor black nor red but men, hunters" (181). Distinguished also from "women," "boys," and "children," hunters tell stories about hunting while drinking liquor "in salute to" their prey (181-82). Even the camp cooks, however, are "hunters first and cooks afterward" (185).

1091 Unnamed "Hunters"

There are various groups of hunters in the Yoknapatawpha fictions. These "hunters" are the essentially transcendent community created by the narrator at the start of the chapter called "The Bear" in Go Down, Moses. In this passage, "hunters" refers not to any specific characters but to an exalted meta-cultural and spiritual category of "men": they are "not white nor black nor red but men, hunters" (181).

2382 Unnamed "Half-Breed" Servants 2

This is the second of the two sets of "half-breed servants" on the Haitian plantation in Absalom! (199).

2381 Unnamed "Half-Breed" Servants 1

This is one of the two sets of "half-breed servants" on the Haitian sugar plantation where Sutpen puts down the slave rebellion in Absalom! (199). It represents the "two women servants" (204) who are shut up inside the plantation house during the rebellion (also referred to as "a few frightened half-breed servants," 199). They help load the muskets with which Sutpen and the planter try to defend the house.

2337 Unnamed "Good Women in Jefferson"

At the beginning of "Uncle Willy" the narrator identifies "the good women in Jefferson" as the people who are to blame for "driving Uncle Willy out of town," and thus for the narrator's own choice to follow him (225). The crusade against Willy's behavior is led by two particular women, Mrs. Merridew and Mrs. Hovis, yet at points the narrative seems to see the town's "good women" and the town's 'white' women as essentially synonymous.

3225 Unnamed "Feller" Who Tricks Clarence Snopes

When Ratliff tells the story of how Clarence Snopes' political campaign ended ingloriously in "By the People" and again in The Mansion, he invents this man who plays the dirty trick on Snopes to hide himself behind. In the story he calls this "feller" a "low-minded rascal," an "underhanded son of a gun" and a "low-minded scoundrel" (138). In the novel he refers to him as an "anonymous underhanded son-of-a-gun" and an "underhanded feller" (349). In neither text, however, does Ratliff fool his listeners - or, almost certainly, any of Faulkner's readers.

3463 Unnamed "Feller" 3

In The Mansion this is the "feller" - i.e. the fellow - mentioned by Ratliff who was "pistol-whipped" by Clarence Snopes when he was constable in Frenchman's Bend, and who complained effectively enough to get Clarence removed from the position (68).

3462 Unnamed "Feller" 2

The first of the three different characters whom V.K. Ratliff invents in The Mansion, one of two he refers to simply as "fellers" - i.e. fellows: this "feller" has a whimsical exchange with a racoon who apparently knows him by reputation (57).

1549 Unnamed "Feller" 1

He is mentioned in Flags in the Dust by Old Man Falls simply as "that other feller" Colonel John Sartoris killed sometime after the Civil War, "when he had to start killin' folks" (23). (He may be the same character as the "hill man Sartoris kills in The Unvanquished [221], but that is not clear.)

298 Unnamed "Father" of Eck Snopes

Neither of Eck's parents appear directly in The Town, but two of the novel's narrators - Ratliff and Gavin - do discuss his parentage. Based on their contempt for 'Snopeses,' they both feel strongly that since Eck is so good a person, genetically he is "not a Snopes" (32). Thus they invent this "titular father" for him: the imaginary man with whom Eck's mother had an affair (33).

2981 Unnamed "Butlers"

The term "butler" in this instance from "Knight's Gambit" is a euphemism, used somewhat facetiously to describe the subordinate gangsters who take part in the funeral services for Mr. Harriss: "eight or ten of the butlers in their sharp clothes and arm-pitted pistols brought him home to lie in state" (168).

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.

2543 Unnamed "Boys" of Frenchman's Bend

This is the group in The Hamlet whom Lump Snopes refers to as "a few of the boys" (258). They don't appear directly in the narrative, but Lump tells Mink his plan to take these young white men one night to the home of the Negro who found Mink's shotgun, and terrify him "with a couple of trace chains or maybe a little fire under his feet" in order to force him to admit, falsely, that he stole the gun (258).

2380 Unnamed "Boy-Symbol" for Sutpen

The son Sutpen wants is only one of the two boys at the heart of his "design" in Absalom!. The other is referred to as "the boy-symbol at the door," another poor white child like the boy he himself once was in Tidewater, an "amazed and desperate child" whom he will take inside the front door of his big mansion and so "rive forever free from brutehood just as his own (Sutpen's) children were" (210).

3327 Unnamed Furniture Salesman

When he becomes vice president of the bank in The Town, Flem employs this salesman in a Memphis furniture store to provide him with appropriate home furnishings.

497 Uncle Willy Christian

"Uncle Willy" is the title character in a 1935 short story. His last name is Christian, his first name is probably William, and as the narrator says, "he wasn't anybody's uncle" (225). His story is briefly recapitulated in two later novels, The Town and The Mansion. His story is very un-Faulknerian in its refusal to provide many details about Willy's past. He was born in Jefferson soon after the end of the Civil War, the son of a man who opened a drugstore in town in the 1850s; Willy himself adds the fact that he "graduated from a university" (245).

2333 Uncle Robert

The man whom the narrator of "Uncle Willy" calls "Uncle Robert" (239) is presumably his biological uncle, the brother of his "Papa" or "Mamma" - although given the other "Uncle" in the story (i.e. Willy, who is not related to the narrator), and the way Southern culture often uses the term ceremonially with white as well as black men, it's hard to be certain of that.

430 Uncle Pete Gombault

Called "Mulberry" as well as "Uncle Pete," Gombault is "a lean clean tobacco-chewing old man" who was enslaved before the Civil War, and became a U.S. "marshal" during Reconstruction (190-91). A salesman of illegal whiskey before, during and after that appointment, as late as 1925 he was still "fire-maker, sweeper, janitor and furnace-attendant to five or six lawyers and doctors and one of the banks" (191-192). He is contemptuous of the various Federal agencies with abbreviated names that came into being in the 1930's, calling them "XYZ and etc. . . ." (190).

3676 Uncle Parsham Hood

If there is something demeaning about the way so many characters in The Reivers refer to him as "Uncle Possum," Parsham Hood is nonetheless one of Faulkner's more impressive black characters. His clothes and facial hair make him look like a white planter or a southern "colonel": upon first meeting him Lucius describes him as "an old man very dark in a white shirt and galluses and a planter's hat, with perfectly white moustaches and an imperial [beard]" (164). At another point Lucius says his appearance is "even regal" (218).

3251 Uncle Noon Gatewood

Although the soubriquet applied to Uncle Noon Gatewood in The Town labels him according to the demeaning conventions of Jim Crow culture, he is one of the few Negro businessmen who appear in the fictions. He is the "big and yellow" owner of a "blacksmith shop on the edge of town" (68).

496 Uncle Job 2

Called "Uncle Job" in "Smoke" and "Old Man Job" in The Town, he is the elderly Negro janitor and factotum to Judge Dukinfield.

950 Uncle Job 1

The "Uncle Job" in The Sound and the Fury works at the hardware store where Jason Compson also works. In one of his racist rants, Jason calls him "an old doddering nigger" (251), but while Jason also complains about Job's laziness, during the course of the day April 6, 1928, he is shown assembling new cultivators and delivering merchandise. Earl, the man both Job and Jason work for, says "I can depend on him" (248).

2912 Uncle Hogeye Mosby

In Intruder in the Dust Uncle Hogeye Mosby is mentioned as an epileptic "from the poorhouse" whose public seizures always attract spectators (180).

495 Uncle Dick Bolivar

"Uncle Dick" is white, so the honorific "Uncle" in his case has a different connotation than it does for the Negro 'uncles' in Yoknapatawpha. In "Lizards in Jamshyd's Courtyard," and again in The Hamlet, where the story of hidden treasure at the Old Frenchman's place is re-told, he is "a shriveled little old man . . . with a long white beard" (144, 379). He wears "a filthy frock coat," lives in "a mud-daubed hut" in a swamp, and is reputed to eat "frogs and snakes [and] bugs as well" (144, 381).

1783 Uncle Bud

Despite his name, in Sanctuary "Uncle Bud" is a "small bullet-headed boy of five or six" (250), "with freckles like splotches of huge summer rain on a sidewalk" (251). He is related somehow to Miss Myrtle, though he is only staying with her temporarily, and will soon "go back home" (252) to "a Arkansaw farm" (251) - perhaps the same Arkansas orphanage where the four children whom Reba is supporting live. He is adept at "snitching beer" (253); after he breaks into the icebox and drinks a whole bottle, he brings Chapter 25 to a close by throwing up.

1474 Uncle Bird

Uncle Bird is one of the delegation from the Second Baptist Church that calls on Old Bayard Sartoris to recover the $67.40 that Simon embezzled from the building fund.

494 Uncle Ash

Ash, or Uncle Ash, is an old Negro who works for Major de Spain. In the five fictions in which he appears, he is most often seen in the woods, as the cook and chief servant on the Major's annual hunting trips, "a-helping around camp," as Ratliff puts it in "A Bear Hunt," where Ash first appears (67) - though in the last section of "The Bear" in the novel Go Down, Moses he sits in the corner of De Spain's office in Jefferson, pulling the cord on the "bamboo-and-paper punkah" that provides the Major with a breeze in the heat of Mississippi (301).

1486 Unc Henry

In Flags in the Dust he is one of the blacks who sharecrops on the Sartoris estate; he does not appear in the novel, but the possum hunt that Bayard and Narcissa go on with Caspey and Isom begins behind his cabin.