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1686 Unnamed Harvard Students

In addition to the ones who are named (Shreve, Bland, Spoade), a number of unnamed Harvard students appear at different points in Quentin's section of The Sound and the Fury. He thinks about the crew team - "them down at New London" getting ready to race Yale - almost as soon as he wakes up (77). Looking out his dorm room window, he watches the undergraduates "running for chapel": "the same ones fighting the same heaving coat-sleeves, the same books and flapping collars" (78).

1685 Unnamed Harvard Proctor

Harvard's "proctor" appears in Quentin's section of The Sound and the Fury when he remembers the way Mrs. Bland tried to have Shreve moved out of the suite he and Quentin share - because he didn't strike her as a suitable roommate for a Mississippi Compson. "The proctor reveals enough low stubbornness to insist on consulting Shreve first," and the change is never made (106). (This is an unusual use of 'proctor' - who is usually someone monitoring students taking an exam; perhaps Faulkner meant 'dean' or 'registrar.')

1684 Unnamed Harvard Freshmen

Deacon appears in The Sound and the Fury walking "along between a couple of freshmen" (97). They disappear after Quentin asks to speak with him, but not before Deacon tells the pair that he was glad to have chatted with them.

1683 Unnamed Harvard Crew Team

In The Sound and the Fury the annual Harvard-Yale crew race is scheduled to take place a few days after June 2, 1910. Perhaps because Quentin is about use a river to drown himself, he thinks about the race, and the team - "them down at New London" - several times in his section of the novel (77, 105, etc.).

1682 Unnamed Hardware Store Customers

In The Sound and the Fury the customers come to Earl's hardware store on Friday are mostly country folks who are in town for the visiting show. Jason describes his job waiting on them bitterly as running "to sell some redneck a dime's worth of nails or something" (211).

1681 Unnamed Hardware Store Customer

Jason describes the customer to whom he sells a "twenty-cent hame string" in The Sound and the Fury as a "dam redneck" (194-95).

1680 Unnamed Hardware Store Clerk

In The Sound and the Fury this "clerk" in the hardware store in Boston sells Quentin two six-pound flat-irons (85).

1679 Unnamed Grandfather of Gerald Bland

The man Mrs. Bland refers to as "Gerald's grandfather" in The Sound and the Fury is almost certainly her father, so we don't know his last name (148). In her account, he is a very traditional southern aristocrat, and very fussy about the ingredients in his mint julep.

1677 Unnamed Golfer

This particular golfer in The Sound and the Fury is the one to whom Luster tries to sell the golf ball he claims to have "found" in the yard. When Luster gives him the ball to look at, the "white man" puts it in his own pocket and tells Luster to "find yourself another one" (53).

1676 Unnamed Negro Gas Station Attendant

At the gas station where Jason stops after leaving the Sheriff's house in The Sound and the Fury, this Negro employee fills Jason's tank with gas and his tires with air.

1675 Unnamed Financial Advisors

In The Sound and the Fury Jason refers to the people whom he pays to advise him on his cotton speculations in several different ways: "some people who're right there on the ground" in New York (192), "those rich New York jews" (193), and so on. Included in this group, according to him, is "one of the biggest manipulators in New York" (192). The labels he uses say much more about his own antisemitism than they do about Wall Street analysts.

1674 Unnamed Female Classmate

This is the "she" in The Sound and the Fury whose innocence or honor Quentin tries to protect by fighting the male classmate who is threatening to "put a frog in her desk" (68). She is probably another student, but may be the teacher - in any case, Mr. Compson, who knows his son Quentin, says "Oh. . . . She" when Quentin tells him about the fight (68).

1673 Unnamed Dentist

While there would probably be a dentist in Jefferson, "the dentist" in The Sound and the Fury whom Jason tells Earl he had to see over the lunch break is Jason's invention (227). And it may be worth noting that, although there are over a dozen doctors in the fictions, the only dentist is this imaginary one.

1672 Unnamed Crucified Thief

In his Easter sermon in The Sound and the Fury Rev. Shegog mentions the two men who were crucified on either side of Jesus. He refers to "de thief and de murderer" (296). The "thief" is presumably the man mentioned in the Gospels who rebukes the other criminal for mocking Jesus and asks Jesus to remember him when he reaches heaven.

1671 Unnamed Crucified Murderer

In the Easter sermon Rev. Shegog preaches in The Sound and the Fury he refers to the two men who were crucified alongside Jesus as "de thief and de murderer" (296). By the "murderer" he presumably means the thief who killed the men he robbed. In the Gospels this man taunts Jesus even as they are crucified, which may explain Shegog's "I hears de boastin en de braggin" (296).

1670 Unnamed Crew of Schooner

In The Sound and the Fury these two men operate the schooner Quentin watches going under the drawbridge over the Charles: one is "naked to the waist . . . coiling down a line on the fo'c's'le head" and the other is "in a straw hat without any crown . . . at the wheel" (89).

1669 Unnamed Clock Repairer

In The Sound and the Fury Jason mentions that because of the pigeons roosting in the courthouse clock, the town "had to pay a man forty-five dollars to clean it" (247).

1668 Unnamed Boy with Frog

In The Sound and the Fury Quentin gets in a fight with this boy when he threatened to put a frog in a girl's desk - or possibly the teacher's desk; she is female too. Quentin tells Mr. Compson, though, that "He was as big as me" (67).

1667 Unnamed Cigar Seller 1

Referred to simply as "the girl" (83), this employee at Parker's Restaurant in The Sound and the Fury recommends the fifty-cent cigar to Quentin as the best - he buys one, lights it, and then quickly gives it away.

1666 Unnamed Boy 3

In The Sound and the Fury Quentin thinks of the three boys carrying fishing poles whom he meets at the bridge as "the first," "the second" and "the third" (117 etc.), but they can also be distinguished from each other by their actions (and the fact that one is called "Kenny" by another, 122). This is the "third" boy, who seems the most agreeable and least interesting of the three, although like his friends, he is upset when Quentin comes along later with the unnamed little girl and watches them swimming - because they are swimming naked.

1665 Unnamed Boy 2

One of the three boys carrying fishing poles whom Quentin encounters in The Sound and the Fury is named "Kenny" (122). This is one of the two who are not; Quentin thinks of them as "the first," "the second" and "the third" (117 etc.) and they can be distinguished from each other. This "second" boy, for example, imagines catching the trout and exchanging it for a "horse and wagon" (117) - Quentin refers to him as "the one that thought the horse and wagon back there at the bridge" (137), and he is consistently the most contrary of the three.

1664 Unnamed Boston Folks

In The Sound and the Fury the bridge over the Charles where Quentin decides to commit suicide is also a place, he learns from the boys he meets there, where "Boston folks" come to fish for the renowned trout who swims under it (119).

1663 Unnamed Bluegum Children

According to dictionaries of American and African American slang, a 'bluegum' is a black person whose lips and/or gums look blue. The word appears in The Sound and the Fury in the folklore story Versh tells Benjamin about the Compsons before the Civil War. After one of their slaves becomes a "bluegum," the pregnant women he looks at deliver children who are "bluegum chillen," and after "about a dozen" of these children are born, they eat him (69).

1662 Unnamed Bakery Employee

In The Sound and the Fury this woman waits on Quentin in the bakery shop. According to Quentin, she looks "like a librarian" (125). She is very hostile to "them foreigners" in her neighborhood, and suspects that the little girl in her store may be shoplifting: "She'll hide it under her dress and a body'd never know it" (126).

1661 Unnamed Caddies

In The Sound and the Fury the golfers who play on the course that has been built on what used to be the Compsons' pasture are accompanied by caddies who carry their clubs, look for mishit balls, and so on. Perhaps ahistorically, in their speech and treatment of the black characters like Luster these caddies are depicted as white rather than black.

1660 Unnamed Caddie

In The Sound and the Fury the invisible "caddie" who is called by the golfers while Luster looks for the quarter never specifically appears. In a sense he exists in Benjy's section in name only, whenever the golfers on the course beside the Compson yard call "caddie" (3). The fact that whenever this name is called Benjy instead hears "Caddy" makes this and the book's other "caddies" major characters in his mind.

1659 Doc Wright

In The Sound and the Fury Doc Wright trades on the commodities market at the telegraph office, where he can keep tabs on the price of cotton. He and Jason discuss trading strategy. (In other texts there are characters nicknamed 'Doc' who are not medical doctors, but whether Wright is or isn't a 'real' doctor is not made clear.)

1658 Parson Walthall

The minister of the Methodist Church in Jefferson in The Sound and the Fury is named Parson Walthall; he protests the slaughter of the town's pigeons to prevent them from fouling the town clock.

1657 Squire

In The Sound and the Fury the local justice of the peace or magistrate who hears the complaint against Quentin involving Julio's sister is referred to only as "Squire" (139). His courtroom is "a bare room smelling of stale tobacco" and "a scarred littered table," the book in which he enters Quentin's name is a "huge dusty" one, and he himself has "a fierce roach of iron gray hair" and wears "steel spectacles" (142). He fines Quentin but releases him without a formal charge.

1656 Spoade I

In The Sound and the Fury Spoade is the last name of a senior at Harvard College with Quentin in 1910. He jokingly calls Shreve Quentin's "husband" (78). Quentin says Spoade has "five names, including that of a present English ducal house" (91-92), but he never thinks of him except as "Spoade" - his first name is never given. He is from South Carolina, and lives up to the image of a southern aristocrat in a number of ways besides his name, including the fact that he goes to chapel every day in dishabille.

1655 Simmons

In The Sound and the Fury Mr. Simmons (whom Jason calls "old man Simmons," 216) possesses the key to the old opera house that Jason borrows.

1654 Reverend Shegog

In The Sound and the Fury Shegog is the visiting clergyman from St. Louis who gives the Easter sermon at the Negro church in Jefferson. Physically he is unimpressive: "The visitor was undersized, in a shabby alpaca coat. He had a wizened black face like a small, aged monkey" (293). But he possesses a powerful voice: the congregation soon forgets "his insignificant appearance in the virtuosity" of his voice (293).

1653 Ab Russell

In The Sound and the Fury Ab Russell is a Yoknapatawpha farmer, one of the few, Jason notes, who has plowed his cotton field by April 6, 1928. Jason walks across his field chasing his niece and the man in the red tie; after they let the air out of Jason's tire, Russell lends him a pump.

1652 Mrs. Patterson

In The Sound and the Fury the Pattersons live next door to the Compsons. Maury Bascomb has an affair with Mrs. Patterson when the Compson children are young. At least once Caddy takes her a letter from "Uncle Maury," and sometime later Benjy tries to deliver another. On that occasion we hear Mrs. Patterson call Benjy "you idiot" as she tries to grab the letter before her husband can reach him (13).

1651 Mr. Patterson

In The Sound and the Fury the Pattersons live next door to the Compsons. Mr. Patterson beats up Maury Bascomb when he learns that his wife is having an affair with him.

1650 Patterson Boy

In The Sound and the Fury the Pattersons' house is adjacent to the Compsons'. Quentin remembers that when Jason was younger, he and "the Patterson boy . . . made kites on the back porch and sold them for a nickel a piece" (94). Jason parted ways with him, apparently when the boy complained about not getting his share of the profits.

1649 New York Yankees

In Faulkner's fictions "Yankees" typically refers to the Union soldiers during the Civil War or people from the North in general; in The Sound and the Fury, however, it refers to the New York Yankees baseball team. The 1927 Yankees, which featured Babe Ruth as part of a lineup called 'Murderers' Row,' is often cited as the greatest team in baseball history. Despite this, in his April 1928 conversation with Mac, Jason Compson insists "They're shot" (252), adding that he'd never bet on them.

1648 Natalie

In The Sound and the Fury Natalie is a girl about Quentin and Caddy's age who lives near their house. Caddy calls her "a dirty girl" (134) after catching her and Quentin naively exploring their sexualities together in the barn, but their behavior would probably seem natural enough to anyone but Quentin. Natalie does, however, take the lead in this exploration, and given the contemptuous way Caddy treats her (calling her "Cowface," for example, 136), the novel might be suggesting she is lower class.

1647 Miss Laura

In The Sound and the Fury Miss Laura is Quentin's elementary school teacher. She disconcerts Quentin when she asks him "who discovered the Mississippi River" (88), but she may also be the teacher Quentin refers to in Benjy's section, when he tells his father about trying to protect her from a boy who "said he would put a frog in her desk" (68).

1646 Mink

In The Sound and the Fury Mink works at the livery stable in Jefferson. Based on characters with similar jobs in the other fictions, he is most likely black, but that is not specified. He drives the hack, the rented carriage, that the Compsons rent for Mr. Compson's funeral, and then, in exchange for a couple of cigars, drives it again so that Jason can show Caddy's child to her.

1645 Mike

Mike is presumably the owner of the Boston gym where Gerald Bland has been learning to box. In The Sound and the Fury Shreve tells Spoade that Bland has "been going to Mike's every day, over in town" (166).

1644 Mac

In The Sound and the Fury Mac is a baseball fan who is at the drugstore in Jefferson when Jason goes there to buy cigars. He has his money on the New York Yankees.

1643 Louis

In The Sound and the Fury Mrs. Compson tells Quentin that "Louis has been giving [Caddy] lessons every morning" in driving a car (93). It is very unlikely that "Louis" here is the "Louis Hatcher" with whom Quentin goes hunting twenty years earlier, because that "Louis" is an old black man who carries but won't even use a hunting horn. Who Mrs. Compson's "Louis" is, however, or how he learned to drive an automobile in 1910 is never made any clearer.

1642 Kenny

In The Sound and the Fury Kenny is one of the "three boys with fishing poles" Quentin first encounters on the bridge where he hides the flat irons (122). This may be the one that the narrative consistently refers to as "the first boy" (122). He wears a "broken hat" (123) and seems to hold himself a bit apart from the other two boys. Quentin tries talking with him after they leave him, but "he paid me no attention" (123). He seems to have rejoined his friends by the time Quentin sees them again, swimming in the river.

1641 Professor Junkin

In The Sound and the Fury Mrs. Compson names "Professor Junkin" as the person at the Jefferson school who called to tell her that her granddaughter Quentin has been truant. He is either Quentin's teacher or the school principal or, since it is a fairly small school, perhaps both.

1640 Julio

In The Sound and the Fury Julio is the older brother of the unnamed Italian girl whom Quentin tries to escort safely home from the bakery. Julio attacks Quentin, thinking that Quentin has tried to kidnap his sister, or as Julio himself puts it: "I killa heem . . . [he] steala my seester" (139). At the Squire's office Julio wants to press kidnapping charges, but instead accepts money from Quentin as compensation for the time he lost at work while chasing after him.

1639 Hopkins

In The Sound and the Fury Hopkins is one of the men in Jefferson who trade on the cotton commodities market in New York by means of the telegraph. He is in the telegraph office when Jason drops in, and with Jason he discusses trading strategy.

1638 Miss Holmes

In The Sound and the Fury Miss Holmes is one of two young women on a pleasure outing with Mrs. Bland, Gerald, Spoade and Shreve when Quentin is arrested for kidnapping the unnamed Italian girl. Quentin notes that she and Miss Daingerfield, the other young woman, have "little white noses" (145) and look at him "through veils, with a kind of delicate horror" (141).

1637 Martha Hatcher

Martha is the wife of Louis Hatcher in The Sound and the Fury. He tells Quentin that his wife was afraid the Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania could reach Mississippi.

1636 Louis Hatcher

In The Sound and the Fury Louis Hatcher is an elderly black man who goes possum hunting with Quentin and Versh on a windless October night. Thinking of him, Quentin notes that he "never even used his [hunting] horn carrying it" (114). He does use the lantern he carries, but the last time he cleaned it, he tells Quentin, was during the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; he and his wife Martha were afraid the flood waters would reach Yoknapatawpha. It is possible but very unlikely that he is the "Louis" who teaches Caddy how to drive a car (93).

1635 Earl

In The Sound and the Fury Earl owns the hardware store on the Square in Jefferson where Jason Compson works. He tells Jason that Mrs. Compson is "a lady I've got a lot of sympathy for" (227), and apparently for her sake, he puts up with Jason's inadequacies as his employee. When Earl re-appears in The Mansion he gains a last name but loses possession of the store: he manages it for Ike McCaslin, though since Ike "spends most of his time" fishing and hunting he essentially runs it until Jason "eliminates Triplett in his turn" (355).

1634 Deacon

In The Sound and the Fury Deacon is a fixture among the students at Harvard in 1910, especially the ones who come from the south. Black and, according to Quentin, a "natural psychologist" (97), he meets these southerners when they first arrive in Cambridge, "in a sort of Uncle Tom's cabin outfit, patches and all" (97) and proceeds to manipulate their prejudices to his own benefit. He tells Quentin that "you and me's the same folks, come long and short," and that Southerners are "fine folks. But you can't live with them" (99).

1633 Miss Daingerfield

In The Sound and the Fury, Miss Daingerfield is one of two young women on a pleasure outing with Mrs. Bland, Gerald, Spoade and Shreve when Quentin is arrested for kidnapping the unnamed Italian girl. Quentin notes that she and Miss Holmes, the other young woman, have "little white noses" (145) and look at him "through veils, with a kind of delicate horror" (141).

1632 Sis Beulah Clay

Frony mentions "Sis Beulah Clay" to Caddy and her brothers in The Sound and the Fury when she tries to explain what a "funeral" is (33). When Sis Beulah Clay died, "they moaned two days" (33). "Sis" implies this woman belonged to the same church as Dilsey's family.

1631 Charlie

In The Sound and the Fury Charlie is one of the boys with whom Caddy explores her sexual desires in adolescence, the only named one before Dalton Ames. Charlie and Caddy are being intimate on the swing in the Compson backyard when Benjy interrupts them. Charlie's reaction to Benjy's anguish is very callous: noting that her brother "cant talk," he continues to "put his hands on Caddy" (47) and gets angry when Caddy leaves with Benjy.

1630 Mr. Burgess

In The Sound and the Fury Mr. Burgess is the neighbor of the Compsons who sees Benjy grabbing at his daughter and rushes to "knock him out with a fence picket" (263).

1629 Anse 2

In The Sound and the Fury Anse is the Marshal of the town near Cambridge where Quentin goes in the second half of his section. He is described by Quentin as "oldish," and he wears a vest with a badge on it and carries a "knotted, polished stick" (139). Quentin is told to find him because he could help Quentin find the lost Italian girl's home. However, Anse found Quentin first; he arrested Quentin for trying to kidnap the lost Italian girl.

1628 Dalton Ames

In The Sound and the Fury Dalton Ames - a new arrival in Jefferson in the summer of 1909 - is the first man Caddy Compson has sex with, and may be the father of Caddy's daughter. Caddy tells Quentin that Ames has "been in the army had killed men" (148) and "crossed all the oceans all around the world" (150). Quentin discovers for himself how good Ames is with a pistol when he tries ordering him to leave town. For more than one reason Quentin feels that Ames is not a proper suitor for Caddy, including the issue of class; his name, Quentin thinks, "just missed gentility" (92).

1627 Unnamed Youth

In Flags in the Dust, while Bayard recovers from his first accident, this "youth who hung around one of the garages in town" drives his car to Memphis for repairs (267).

1626 Unnamed Woman in Mount Vernon

This "young woman" is only mentioned once in Flags in the Dust, as the person with whom Lee MacCallum is "keeping company" (i.e. courting, 350).

1625 Unnamed Young Man at Belle's 2

This is the person referred to simply as "another young man" by the narrator of Flags in the Dust; he comes by the Mitchell house to play tennis. Harry Mitchell describes the set who congregate around his wife as "a bunch of young girls and jelly-beans" (193). (In the 1920s "jellybean" was a slang term for a young man who wore stylish clothes.)

1624 Unnamed Young Man at Belle's 1

This "youth in a battered ford" drives by the Mitchell house to pick up "the girl Frankie" (193) in Flags in the Dust. He is probably part of the young set that congregates around Belle Mitchell, and that her husband Harry describes as "a bunch of young girls and jelly-beans" (193). They seem to be just a few years younger than Horace or Bayard. (In the 1920s "jellybean" was a slang term for a young man who wore stylish clothes.)

1623 Unnamed Morale Worker

This is the woman whom Caspey calls "one of dese army upliftin' ladies" when he describes meeting her on an abandoned battle field in Flags in the Dust (61). During the War, women volunteered to give aid and comfort to the American doughboys through a variety of organizations, including the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the YMCA. All we are told about this woman is that she was looking for souvenirs, "German bayonets and belt-buckles" (61).

1622 Unnamed Woman in Chicago Nightclub 2

In Flags in the Dust this young woman wears an expression of "harried desperation" as she sits with Harry Mitchell at the Chicago nightclub. It seems that after getting Harry drunk, she steals his diamond tiepin; when the waiter apparently tries to stop her, her voice rises "with a burst of filthy rage into a shrill hysterical scream" (388).

1621 Unnamed Woman in Chicago Nightclub 1

This young woman in Flags in the Dust is described as "a slim, long thing, mostly legs apparently, with a bold red mouth and cold eyes" (384). She is Bayard's companion at the Chicago night club where he agrees to fly the experimental plane; her mouth may be bold, but she says she is afraid of him: "He'll do anything" (386).

1618 Unnamed Women College Students 1

These are the young women in Flags in the Dust who are in college in the neighboring town (obviously Oxford) whom Young Bayard (along with Mitch and Suratt and three Negro musicians) serenades. They are only seen as shapes leaning out of the windows of the co-ed dorm, "aureoled against the lighted rooms behind," "feminine and delicately and divinely young" (143).

1620 Unnamed Women College Students 3

On the train that Horace takes to Oxford in Sanctuary he sees "two girls with painted small faces and scant bright dresses" (169).

1619 Unnamed Women College Students 2

Lying in the dark at Miss Reba's in Sanctuary, Temple remembers being in her dorm in college, talking with other women students as they all dressed for a dance. One of them is accused by the others of knowing too much about sex and another, "the youngest one," is made sick by the conversation (152).

1617 Unnamed Man Driving Wagon

In Flags in the Dust this "white man" has just turned his mule-drawn wagon into the lane that leads to the livery stable when Bryon and the stallion rush toward him (130).

1616 Unnamed White Soldiers

This entry represents the various unnamed white soldiers whom Caspey mentions in Flags in the Dust in his highly fictionalized account of his experiences in France during World War I. Many of them are "M.P"s, but he also refers to "white officers" and the "white boys" with whom he shares a trench about four miles behind the front lines (60).

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).

1614 Unnamed Venetian Glassmakers

Horace Benbow's description in Flags in the Dust of the glass-making craftsmen he saw in the caves of Venice is suitably picturesque: "At first they're just shapeless things . . . shadows on the bloody walls . . . And then a face comes out, blowing . . ." (165).

1613 Unnamed Union Soldiers 1

In the story Aunt Jenny tells in Flags in the Dust about her brother Bayard's death on a cavalry raid with J.E.B. Stuart in Virginia, they ride back and forth several times through hundreds if not thousands of Union soldiers. These soldiers include "astonished picket-parties returning placidly to camp" and "fatigue parties setting forth with picks and axes and shovels" (13); they are described most vividly as "blue-clad pigmy shapes" that "plunge scattering before and beneath" the force of twenty Confederates (14).

1612 Unnamed Union Cook

In Flags in the Dust this cook is hiding inside General Pope's "wrecked commissary tent" when Carolina Bayard returns for the anchovies (18); the derringer shot he fires into Sartoris' back from his hiding place into Sartoris' back is fatal.

1611 Unnamed Texas Journalist

As part of the biographical sketch in Flags in the Dust of the "son of a carpenter" whom Belle Mitchell "makes a poet" (181), we learn that he got his job "on a Texas newspaper" when the "besotted young man" who held the position resigned it to "enlist in the Marine Corps early in '17" - i.e. 1917, when the U.S. entered the First World War (182).

1610 Unnamed Telegraph Operator 2

Jefferson's telegraph operator in The Sound and the Fury not only dispenses telegrams but provides updates on the cotton market. Jason Compson berates him several times for not providing him with information quickly enough - though of course it is Jason's fault.

1609 Unnamed Telegraph Operator 1

This is the diffident "young man" (according to Miss Jenny, at least) works as the Jefferson telegraph operator in Flags in the Dust (392). Because he knows, as Jenny does not, that Bayard has died, he doesn't know what to do after she hands him a telegram to send to Bayard.

1608 Unnamed Station Agent 1

In Flags in the Dust, he greets Horace Benbow warmly upon his return to Jefferson from World War I.

1607 Unnamed Spirits of the Old South

These 'characters' are the ghostly presences that, according to the narrator of Flags in the Dust, still haunt the darkened and seldom-used parlor at the Sartoris plantation house: "figures in crinoline and hooped muslin and silk," and "in gray too, with crimson sashes and sabres" (56). They seem to be conjured up by Narcissa Benbow's piano playing.

1606 Unnamed Carpenter 1

This man appears in Flags in the Dust only when the novel identifies the "youth" who is Belle Mitchell's protege as the "son of a carpenter" (181).

1605 Unnamed Young Writer

Identified as the "son of a carpenter," this "youth" in Flags in the Dust occupies only half a paragraph of text, but his story contains a number of intriguing details (181). Despite his blue-collar origin, Belle Mitchell decides to "make a poet" of him, and sends him to New Orleans presumably as part of that process (181). Faulkner also wanted to be a poet, and went to New Orleans at the start of his writing career.

1604 Unnamed Slave of J.E.B. Stuart

Described by the narrator of Flags in the Dust as "the General's body servant," this unnamed slave provides a kind of sound track to Aunt Jenny's story of Stuart and Carolina Bayard as "two angels valiantly fallen": he strums a "guitar in lingering random chords" at the Confederate unit's camp (12).

1603 Unnamed Ship Captain 1

The captain of the ship that carries Horace back to the U.S. in Flags in the Dust seems fairly phlegmatic: when Horace's glass-blowing starts a fire in his cabin on board, at least according to Horace's account, he "decides that I'd better not try it again" until the reach land (138).

1602 Unnamed Select Young Girls

According to the narrator of Flags in the Dust, "each spring" a "certain few young girls" are allowed to pick flowers from the lawn at the Benbow house (164). Since they "ask permission" we can infer that they are polite (164). Their class status can be inferred from the first two adjectives that the narrator uses to describe them.

1601 Unnamed Second Husband of Joan Heppleton

Identified in Flags in the Dust only as "young," "American," and an "employee of the Standard oil company," he and Joan Heppleton are married for one year, presumably living in Calcutta where she meets him (321). At the end of that time they are divorced.

1600 Unnamed Scottish Engineer

In Flags in the Dust this man and Colonel Sartoris met while they were both servng in the Mexican War. After the Civil War, Sartoris brings him to Yoknapatawpha to help with the building of the railroad. He seems bemused by Jenny Du Pre's story about "Carolina" Bayard in the one scene in which he appears.

1599 Unnamed Robber

One of the men Colonel Sartoris kills in Flags in the Dust is called "that robber" by Will Fall; the context suggests he was trying to rob the money Sartoris carried as he was building the railroad through Yoknapatawpha. (This character and "that other feller" Sartoris kills in this novel seem combined into the character of the unnamed "hill man" in The Unvanquished, 23.)

1598 Unnamed Residents of the Poorhouse 1

In Flags in the Dust Will Falls distributes the "pint of whisky" that is always part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas gift baskets given him by the Sartorises "among his ancient and homeless cronies" (301) in the county poorhouse.

1597 Unnamed Residents of Horace's New Town

Flags in the Dust characterizes the residents of Horace's new 'home' town - where he is clearly in exile - negatively. They have turned a Mississippi hamlet into a prosperous but squalid town. The engine of its economy is a factory making an unspecified product from the local cypress trees, which are all being chopped down. The narrator labels this populace with a series of pejorative terms, including "brigands" and "bugs" (373).

1596 Unnamed Children at Play

This represents four different groups of children in Flags in the Dust: (1) The children playing in the street whom Bayard, riding the wild stallion, swerves to avoid running into; only one is individualized: "a small figure in a white shirt and diminutive pale blue pants" (130). (2) The "neighbors' children" who play "quietly" among the flowers and trees on the lawn at the Benbow house (164). (3) The children playing "quietly and a little stiffly" in the cemetery that Jenny and Isom visit at the end of the novel (399). All these groups appear in Jefferson.

1595 Unnamed People Who Had Known Joan as a Child

In Flags in the Dust, Joan Heppleton goes back to her family's home town "from time to time" after her globe-trotting experiences, where she attracts the stares of the "neighbors, older people who had known her all her life," the younger people she had grown up with, and "newcomers to the town" (322). The narrative never says where "home" is (in Sanctuary we hear that Belle is from Kentucky), but it seems to be like Jefferson in the sense that Joan's obviously modern, emancipated behavior and appearance is something new and disconcerting.

1594 Unnamed People in Unnamed Town

These are the various inhabitants of the town in Flags in the Dust from which Young Bayard catches the train that takes him into exile. When he looks at them at the end of Christmas day, he sees various "cheerful groups," including children playing with new presents, youths exploding fireworks, and travelers waiting with friends in the racially segregated "waiting rooms" at the station (369).

1593 Unnamed People in Oxford 1

In Flags in the Dust, when Bayard drives north to the university town where his passengers will serenade the women students, they go through the "streets identical with those at home" (142) - which may be Faulkner's covert way of acknowledging that Jefferson is based closely on Oxford, where he is writing the novel. When Bayard reaches "an identical square," "people on the square" turn to look at the car, with three young white men in front and three black musicians in back, "curiously" (142). That reaction, however, is all that we learn about the people who live in Oxford.

1592 Unnamed Patients of Doctor Peabody

As part of the description of Doctor Peabody in Flags in the Dust, the narrative mentions his willingness to travel any distance "to visit anyone, white or black, who sent for him" (95). Later in the description a few of his patients are particularized when a "countryman" - that is, someone from outside the town of Jefferson - visits Peabody in his office to pay the doctor's bill "incurred by his father or grandfather" (95).

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).

1590 Unnamed Baby of Countryman

The child (neither name nor gender is mentioned) who is born into the "family of country people" who are living in Jefferson and being looked after by the Red Cross and Narcissa Benbow in Flags in the Dust (72).

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).

1588 Unnamed Negroes in Wagons

At several different points in Flags in the Dust Young Bayard is described frightening these men, women and children - country Negroes whose slow-moving, mule-drawn wagons he threatens and sometimes overturns by rushing up to them in the powerful car he speeds around the county in. The people in the wagons are never named or individualized, except by their alarmed faces and rolling eyes.

1587 Unnamed Negro Yardmen 1

These are the two unnamed black men in Flags in the Dust whom Bayard, trying to avoid a white child, swerves toward on his wild stallion ride through Jefferson. Since one is "playing a hose on the sidewalk" and the other is holding "a pitchfork," it seems safe to identify them as yardmen working for one of the white families who live on this "quiet" street (130). They are not injured, though Bayard is when the horse slips on the wet concrete; the "negro with the pitchfork" drives the stallion away from Bayard's fallen body (131).

1586 Unnamed Negro Trainhand

This is one of "two negroes" in Flags in the Dust - the other is Sol - who help Horace unload his baggage from the train on which he returns to Jefferson (157).