Character Keys

Displaying 801 - 900 of 3748

Add a new Character Key

Code titlesort ascending biography
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.

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.

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).

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.

2506 Unnamed Parchman Inmates 1

"Monk" includes two separate visits to the state penitentiary, but the only specific reference it makes to the inmate population is when, during an "abortive jailbreak," Monk shoots the warden. "Fifty men" see him do that, and "some of the other convicts" overpower him afterwards (50). One of these men is later identified as Bill Terrel, and some of them, like Bill Terrel, are considered by the Governor's Pardon Board for release.

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).

3579 Unnamed Parchman Doctor

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

1432 Unnamed Parchman Chain Gang

The specific chain gang that Mink works on while at Parchman's in The Mansion consists of eleven men altogether, who go to and from the "mess hall to eat" and the cotton field where they are forced to work "shackled to the same chain" (105). The three who are named - Mink himself, Stillwell and Barron - are all white, and they live inside the penitentiary in "a detached wire-and-canvas-and-plank hut," so it seems safe to assume that in the segregrated South, all eleven are white, but that is an assumption. The gang tries to kill Mink after he objects to their plan to escape.

1722 Unnamed Parade Marchers

In The Sound and the Fury Quentin and Deacon discuss the time the black man marched in the parade "on Decoration Day" (82). Decoration Day was the southern name for Memorial Day, originally created to honor the veterans of the Civil War and in 1910 it would have been celebrated on the last Monday of May. Deacon mentions both "the old vet'runs" and the "ladies" who organize the celebration (98). Deacon was was wearing a "G.A.R. uniform," i.e. the uniform of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union army (82).

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.

3000 Unnamed Painter

The man who makes "Miss Zilphia Gant" a Missus is introduced as "a tramp painter," an itinerant whom her mother hires to repaint the dressmaking shop. His last name is never given, so we cannot know Zilphia's married name. Her husband is described as "a young man with black hair and eyes like wood ashes" (375). Despite his own prejudice against any "woman that wore glasses" (377), he falls in love with Zilphia, and vows to her to "get you out of" the miserable life her mother forces her to live (376).

1884 Unnamed Oxford Town Boys

The three "town boys" who appear as individuals in Chapter 4 of Sanctuary have separate entries. This entry refers to the aggregate group of young men mentioned in the novel who do not go to the University but do have access to cars which make them desirable dates for Temple on "week nights," between the dances and other weekend social activities on the campus (29). Excluded at those times, these "boys" can only watch Temple from a distance that is socio-economic as well as physical.

2595 Unnamed Oxford Landlady

While at the University in Oxford in The Hamlet, Labove lives in a "boarding house" owned by this landlady (129).

1744 Unnamed Owner of the Traveling Show

In The Sound and the Fury, the man who saves Jason from the furious old man who attacks him is the owner the traveling show that just played in Jefferson. He tells Jason that he "runs a respectable show, with a respectable troupe," and has already fired the man Jason is looking for (312).

3071 Unnamed Owner of Circus

He owns the circus at which Milly Hines meets the father of her baby in Light in August. He appears in the novel during Milly's father's murder trial, to testify that the man Hines murders "was a part nigger instead of Mexican" (377).

2469 Unnamed Overseers on Virginia Plantations

As the young Thomas Sutpen moves east across Virginia in Absalom!, he notes these "white men" on "fine horses" (182), the "white men who superintend the work" of the field slaves (184).

2951 Unnamed Overseer 2

In Intruder in the Dust the "overseer" at the Mallison farm helps Mrs. Mallison look for her missing ring (70).

2444 Unnamed Overseer 1

The "overseer" Sutpen hires in Absalom! is credited with helping the plantation "run smoothly" (57). He is identified only as the son of the county sheriff.

3771 Unnamed Outlanders

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

2247 Unnamed Other Children

These "other children" in "Beyond" are the ones who gave the young mother's son the scars he bears "one day when they were playing" (794). It isn't clear if this happened in a previous life, or in Beyond, but what the mother says - "they didn't know they were going to hurt him" (794) - adds to the details in the story that suggest a connection between this anonymous mother and son and Mary and Jesus in the New Testament.

2167 Unnamed Orphans

In Light in August these children in the Memphis orphanage wear "identical and uniform blue denim" (119). Joe seems to live apart from most of them, except a few of the older girls who show him some maternal kindess. According to Hines and the dietitian, at least some of these children call Joe "Nigger" (127).

2166 Unnamed Orphanage Workers

The women who work at the Memphis orphanage where Christmas lives in Light in August include the ones who find him "on that doorstep that Christmas night" and so decide to give him the last name of "Christmas" (383-84). Five years later two young women clean and dress Joe Christmas before he leaves the orphanage with Simon McEachern.

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.

3093 Unnamed Original Owner of Dangerous Horse

In "Knight's Gambit" Rafe McCallum acquires the horse that Max Harriss buys from "some owner" who may have "ruined" it by trying "to break its spirit by fear or violence"; it is rumored that McCallum bought the horse "because its owner wanted to destroy it" (210-11).

2950 Unnamed Original Inhabitants of Jefferson

According to Gavin Stevens in Intruder in the Dust, "all the men" who first came to Jefferson worked together to build it, "to shape a land for their posterity" (49); according to this account, "the jailer then" or the "innkeeper or farrier or vegetable peddler" could be "what the lawyer and planter and doctor and parson called a gentleman" (49). This definition of "all the men" leaves out the ones who were enslaved.

1842 Unnamed Orchestra at the Grotto Club 2

Musicians play at the Grotto club at two different points in Sanctuary. A second "orchestra," "from a downtown hotel," is hired to provide music at Red's funeral. A dispute arises about what kind of music they should play. "The leader" proposes "the Blue Danube" by "Strauss" (a detail which suggests these musicians are white, 244), another man proposes "jazz." But at the suggestion of the proprietor of the Grotto they first play "Nearer My God, To Thee," and then the "cornetist" plays a solo version of "In That Haven of Rest" (245).

1841 Unnamed Orchestra at the Grotto Club 1

Musicians play at the Grotto club at two different points in Sanctuary. The first time, this regular club "orchestra" provides the soundtrack to the scene in which Popeye and Red compete fatally for Temple. The dance music they play "swirls slowly about her in a bright myriad wave" (238). But the narrative never describes either the musicians or the music more particularly; given the history of music in Memphis, they may be black.

3092 Unnamed Operators

Passing through Jefferson from preflight to basic training in "Knight's Gambit," Charles Mallison sees "the five- and ten-ton trucks of the bottomland planters and operators" (251). "Operators" here seems to mean 'managers.'

2024 Unnamed Operations Officer

This senior officer in the R.A.F. squadron in "All the Dead Pilots" seems like a by-the-book kind of soldier; he won't release Sartoris from duty just because Sartoris asks. He does have a sense of humor, though, and at least a working knowledge of history and geography: "the operations officer told him that La Fayette awaited him on the Santerre plateau" (522) - in other words, "get back to work."

2623 Unnamed Oldest Nephew of Ratliff

In The Hamlet Ratliff shares a bed with his oldest nephew while Mink Snopes' family stays at his house in Jefferson. Ratliff "had given up his room to them" (288).

3368 Unnamed Older Bondsman

This man, the senior of the two representatives from the company that bonds De Spain in The Town, has "gray hair" and comes to town wearing "striped britches and a gold watch chain big enough to boom logs with and gold eyeglasses and even a gold toothpick and the pigeon-tailed coat and the plug hat" (88).

1883 Unnamed Old Woman in Paris

In Sanctuary, when Temple and her father sit down "in the Luxembourg Gardens" in Paris, this "old woman" comes to them "with decrepit promptitude" to collect the money - four sous - for the seats (316).

2622 Unnamed Old Woman 3

According to Varner in The Hamlet, this "old woman" told his "mammy" that if "a woman showed her belly to the full moon," she would have "a gal" (339).

2023 Unnamed Old Woman 2

In "All the Dead Pilots" this "old woman working in a field" works on through the shelling of the French countryside by the Germans, "stooping stubbornly among the green rows" as Sartoris passes her twice going to and from Amiens (521).

2022 Unnamed Old Woman 1

This woman runs and probably owns the "estaminet, a 'bit of a pub,'" in a back street of Amiens where 'Toinette works in "All the Dead Pilots" (516). She and the girl are not related to one another, which raises the question of the exact nature of their business arrangement; she apparently knows of 'Toinette's affairs with Sartoris and Spoomer but does not object to them.

2830 Unnamed Old Testament Prophets

The narrator of "Shall Not Perish" mentions "the old fathers in Genesis and Exodus that talked face to face with God" (111), the patriarchs like Abraham and Moses, as a reference point for the age of his father's Grandfather.

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).

650 Unnamed Old Men, Women and Children

In both "The Unvanquished" and again in the chapter titled "Riposte in Tertio" in The Unvanquished these unnamed people, from various places and social ranks in the county, make up the white portion of the 'congregation' that assembles in the Episcopal Church to hear Rosa confess her sins - her campaign of stealing from the Yankees - and to enjoy the fruits of those sins, the mules and money she disperses into the community.

2441 Unnamed Old Men at Holston House

In Absalom!, as Sutpen moves across the Square after talking with General Compson, the General sees "old Mr McCaslin and two other old men hobble out and stop him" to talk (221). McCaslin has his own entry. The fact that all three are "old" is an indication of how the Civil War has emptied Jefferson of most of its other male residents.

649 Unnamed Old Men

In both "The Unvanquished" and the chapter titled "Riposte in Tertio" in The Unvanquished, this group of "old men" once captured Grumby, but released him after he showed them what he claimed was a commission from General Forrest (150, 93).

1394 Unnamed Old Man 2

Sanctuary's final scene "in the Luxembourg Gardens" in Paris includes a brief reference to "an old man in a shabby brown overcoat" sailing a toy boat beside the children (316).

648 Unnamed Old Man 1

In The Sound and the Fury Quentin sees this "old man eating something out of a paper bag" (112) when he gets off the interurban car in the town near Cambridge. When he passes the same spot later he notes that the man is gone.

1591 Unnamed Old Jefferson Lady

Mentioned only in passing in Flags in the Dust, she is the charitable "old lady of the town" in whose automobile the wife and children of the "family of country people" (also unnamed) take their husband and father to the train station, where he leaves for the War (72).

1217 Unnamed Old Indian Men

In "Red Leaves" the group that pursues the runaway servant does not include the tribe's old men - or its women and children.

1393 Unnamed Old Indian

Shortly after Issetibbeha dies in "Red Leaves," this unnamed man speaks with two Indian women about the old days, before "the world" was "ruined by white men" and slavery (323).

2242 Unnamed Old Gentleman

This "old gentleman" gave the toy soldiers to the boy that the Judge meets in Beyond (793). He himself does not appear, but the boy's mother describes him as having "lived here a long time, they say," and being "quite wealthy," "with a white mustache and that kind of popping eyes that old people have who eat too much" (793). He often sits with the woman and her child, "talking and breathing hard" (793).

3367 Unnamed Oil Company Executives

Only referred to generically in The Town as "the oil company," these faceless men "cuss Mr [Eck] Snopes" for his foolishness in blowing himself and one of their tanks up, but also give his widow $1000, "even if she had married a fool" (117).

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.

1913 Unnamed Official on Train

The "official" on the train in Sanctuary who "shakes his fist" at Temple for jumping off at Taylor may be the conductor, or perhaps a chaperone from the college (36).

2521 Unnamed Officers 2

In "Hand upon the Waters" Boyd Ballenbaugh "was subdued and thrown into jail once by two officers in Jefferson" (76).

1882 Unnamed Officers 1

These "officers" in Sanctuary who search the "ramshackle house" of the "old half-crazed white woman" who manufactures "spells for negroes" may be local policemen, or, since they are looking for whiskey, federal revenue agents (201). In any case, there is nothing alcoholic in the "collection of dirty bottles containing liquid" which they find (201). There must be at least three of them, because two of them "hold" the woman during the search (201).

2689 Unnamed Nurse

When deciding if he can safely amputate Buddy McCallum's leg in "The Tall Men," Dr. Schofield realizes that to anesthetize his patient, "I'll need my nurse to help me" (51). The nurse in question is never sent for, though the operation is performed.

646 Unnamed Northern White Men 2

In "Skirmish at Sartoris" and again in the chapter with that title in The Unvanquished Bayard identifies the "six or eight strange white men" who are in charge of the black men who want to vote as "the Northern white men" (70, 71; 206, 207). Many of the men whom Bayard calls "the Jefferson men, the men that I knew" (70, 206), would undoubtedly have called these strangers carpetbaggers, the pejorative term coined by the white South to label men who came into the defeated region after the end of the Civil War.

1216 Unnamed Northern White Men 1

These are the various "white men" in Light in August whom Christmas tricks into "calling him a negro" so that he can fight them (225). The narrative locates him "in the north" at this time (225).

2165 Unnamed Northern Prostitute

This prostitute in Light in August has just had sex with a black patron before Joe's "turn," so she responds with indifference when Christmas tries to provoke her by saying "that he is a negro" (225). In response, he beats her so badly that "at first they thought that the woman was dead" (225).

2164 Unnamed Northern Policemen

In an unidentified northern city or town in Light in August, these "two policemen" subdue Christmas after he nearly beats a prostitute to death (225).

2440 Unnamed Northern People

In Absalom! these are the "Northern people" who, at least in Miss Rosa's mind, have destroyed "the South" (5).

2783 Unnamed Northern Laborers

Ike's account of U.S. history in Go Down, Moses divides the North during the Civil War era into the capitalist class and the workers. That second group is who is represented by this entry: "the New England mechanics who didn't even own land," the factory workers who lived in "rented tenements," and so on (273).

2720 Unnamed Northern Businessmen 2

Ike McCaslin's account of the Civil War in Go Down, Moses juxtaposes the leaders of the Confederate cause with the various Yankees who opposed them. This entry represents his roster of the economic elite in northern and western states that didn't secede: "the wildcat manipulators" and land speculators, "the bankers," the landlords and factory owners (273).

1460 Unnamed Northern Businessmen 1

In The Unvanquished, the "some northern people" - presumably bankers or businessmen - sell John Sartoris a locomotive on credit (225).

3789 Unnamed Non-Mississippians

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

2621 Unnamed Night Station Agent

This station agent in The Hamlet recalls seeing an unnamed drummer from Memphis "frightened and battered . . . in a pair of ruined ice cream pants" catch the early train south out of town (147-48).

1124 Unnamed Night Marshal 4

The job of Jefferson's night marshal includes enforcing an informal curfew by trying to get people off the streets during the night, although according to The Mansion his threats to the men who remain in the barbershop or poolroom at "two oclock on Sunday mornings" sound too vague to be effective. "If you boys don't quiet down and go home" - apparently he never finishes that sentence (203).

645 Unnamed Night Marshal 3

In Intruder in the Dust Jefferson's night marshal is referred to only as the "nocturnal counterpart" of Willy Ingrum, the day marshal (206). To make sure residents can reach him, his office telephone is "connected to a big burglar alarm bell on the outside wall" (207).

1122 Unnamed Night Marshal 2

In Light in August "the night marshal" joins Percy Grimm's squad of peacekeepers (456). When he does not join their poker game, some of the veterans jokingly call him an "M.P." and give him the Bronx cheer they learned to make during the war (457).

1123 Unnamed Night Marshal 1

In Sanctuary the town's night marshal, who tries unsuccessfully to disperse the mob that has gathered to lynch Lee Goodwin, is identified by his accoutrements: "a broad pale hat, a flash light, a time clock and a pistol" (294).

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).

2819 Unnamed Newspaper Editor 2

The "Richmond Editor" mentioned in "My Grandmother Millard" is less a character than a way of locating an event: it is in his newspaper office that Jubal Early calls "Joe Wheeler" an "apostate and matricide" for fighting in the American Army during the Spanish-American War (673).

2048 Unnamed Newspaper Editor 1

The "editor" of the local newspaper in "Death Drag" also does print jobs, like the handbill advertising the air show that Ginsfarb asks him to print (190). He expresses skepticism about the details of the performance, and when he demands payment in advance - "I ain't in this business for fun," he tells Ginsfarb - the job gets cancelled (191).

3369 Unnamed Newspaper Boys 2

These are the "two more boys" whom Wall Snopes hires in The Town to help his brother, Admiral Dewey, deliver newspapers and "handbills" around Jefferson (135).

2021 Unnamed Newspaper Boys 1

The narrator of "All the Dead Pilots" imagines these boys selling newspapers announcing the England's entry into World War I as Spoomer's uncle predicts war "will be the making of the army" (513).

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).

2679 Unnamed Newspaper Advertisers

These advertisers - presumably local businessmen and professionals - appear only hypothetically in "Go Down, Moses," when Mr. Wilmoth, the editor of the Jefferson paper, worries whether he'll lose "what few advertisers I have got" (262) for helping Stevens organize a funeral for a black man, Samuel Beauchamp.

2357 Unnamed News Butcher

In "Lion" and again in Go Down, Moses, when Boon Hogganbeck boards the train to Memphis at Hoke's, he buys "three packages of molasses-covered popcorn and a bottle of soda pop from the news butch" (188, 218 - although in the novel it's a bottle of "beer"). "Butch" is short for "butcher," a term that used to be used to refer to men or boys who sold newspapers, sweets and other goods that would appeal to passengers on a train.

120 Unnamed Newest Wife of Issetibbeha

The Indians in "Red Leaves" - or at least the tribal chief, the Man - practice polygamy, as is clear from the reference to "Issetibbeha dying among his wives" (329). This is Issetibbeha's "newest wife" (321), not Moketubbe's mother but the woman who tells him Moketubbe has hidden the red slippers that he has always coveted. She is unwilling to sleep in the gilt bed that Issetibbeha brought back from Paris, but no other details about her are provided.

1615 Unnamed New Yorker

In Flags in the Dust, as an example of the trouble her great-great-nephews used to get into as college students visiting New York, Jenny mentions "a policeman or a waiter or something" to whom Old Bayard paid fifteen hundred dollars in compensation for "something they did" (381).

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.

1589 Unnamed New York Police Chief

According to Miss Jenny's account in Flags in the Dust, it is "the chief of police in New York" who writes to Bayard and John's college instructors to complain about the young men's misbehavior in the city (381).

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.

3181 Unnamed New Settlers

According to the history of Jefferson provided by Requiem for a Nun, soon after the first whites arrive in Yoknapatawpha come these "new" settlers: "new names and faces too in the settlement now - faces so new as to have (to the older residents) no discernible antecedents other than mammalinity nor past other than the simple years which had scored them" (12).

3091 Unnamed New Orleans Friends

After rebuilding his house in "Knight's Gambit," Mr. Harriss "begins to bring friends up from New Orleans" (162); "strange outlanders" (163); "men and the women with a hard, sleek, expensive unmarried air and look about them even when now and then some of them really were married to each other perhaps" (163).

3364 Unnamed New Families in Jefferson

In The Town these families, including "engineers and contractors and such like" (380), moved to Jefferson with the city's modernization of its streets.

3800 Unnamed New Englanders

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

2620 Unnamed Nephews and Nieces of Ratliff

When Mink is jailed in Jefferson in The Hamlet, Ratliff invites Mink's wife and two children to stay in the house owned by him and his sister. The two Snopes children are "dressed in cast-off garments of his [Ratliff's] nephews and nieces" (288) when their mother takes them to visit their father in jail.

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).

2504 Unnamed Neighbors of Mrs. Odlethrop

After Mrs. Odlethrop dies in "Monk," these neighbors try and fail to catch the young Monk. The story describes the people of this part of the county as violent towards strangers, but in this instance it shows that they can treat their own with kindness: they bury Mrs. Odlethrop and leave food for Monk at the "deserted house" even though they don't see him (44).

1754 Unnamed Neighbors of Minnie Cooper

In "Dry September" over time Minnie Cooper's only social contacts become the women who live in her neighborhood - identified as both "neighbors" and "friends" in the text (175, 180). She occasionally goes to movie with them. While the lynching is going on outside town, a group of them take her to another movie, walking through the streets with her, reassuring her with "voices" that sound "like long, hovering sighs of hissing exultation" that "'there's not a Negro on the Square'" (181).

2246 Unnamed Neighbors of Judge Allison

When he returns to Yoknapatawpha from Beyond, still unable to accept his death, the judge thinks about "the neighbors" who will see his "clocklike passing" as he walks home at the same time he used to (795).

3559 Unnamed Neighbors of Houston

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

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).

1344 Unnamed Neighbors at Addie's Funeral

When Vernon Tull arrives at the Bundren house the day after Addie’s death in As I Lay Dying, he finds "about a dozen wagons was already there" (85). These belong to the group of neighbors who attend Addie’s funeral. Before the service they divide themselves into female and male groups: the "womenfolks" wait inside the house while "the men stop on the porch, talking some, not looking at one another" or "sit and squat" a "little piece from the house" (87). When "the women begin to sing," the men move into the house (91).

2619 Unnamed Neighbor of the Houstons

When Houston's father dies in The Hamlet, this neighbor makes an offer on the Houston family farm - which suggests he is wealthier than most of the small farmers in Frenchman's Bend.

2439 Unnamed Neighbor of Sutpen 2

This is the man who lives "four miles away" from Sutpen's in Absalom! and who captures Bon's horse two days after Bon's funeral (123).

2256 Unnamed Neighbor of Sutpen 1

Sutpen's "nearest neighbor" in "Wash" lives a mile away from his plantation; when after the war Sutpen gets too drunk to get home on his own from the store, Wash walks to this man's place and borrows a wagon to carry him in (540).

3090 Unnamed Neighbor of Mrs. Harriss

This man is a "neighbor" of Mrs. Harriss in "Knight's Gambit"; because he passes her property "on his way home," he can provide the people in Jefferson with information about Gualdres' odd behavior at nights (178).

3556 Unnamed Neighbor of Meadowfill

In The Mansion this "paralytic old lady" lived near Meadowfill's; she is mentioned in the story because after her death, he buys her "wheel chair" from her family (362).

2160 Unnamed Neighbor of McEachern

In Light in August this "neighbor" pays Christmas two dollars for chopping wood (197).

3555 Unnamed Neighbor of Flem

After someone opposed to Linda Snopes' attempt to improve black lives in Jefferson writes a racist epithet on the sidewalk in front of Flem's house in The Mansion (250), this neighbor "viciously, angrily" uses a broom to "obscure" the words (251) - not, the narrative notes, because she shares "Linda's impossible dream," but "because she lived on this street" (251).

479 Unnamed Neighbor of Emily 2

In "A Rose for Emily," this unnamed woman, a neighbor of Emily Grierson, calls on the mayor to complain about the smell emanating from Emily's house.