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1144 Unnamed Narrator 4

The unnamed narrator of "All the Dead Pilots" seems to be a captain like Spoomer, who greets him as an equal while the gunnery sergeant stands in recognition of his rank (518). However, he doesn't seem to enforce his rank; the gunnery sergeant who is the source of much of his information has no qualms about discussing the antics of officers Spoomer and Sartoris with him, for example. He is an inventor, a wartime military mail censor, and a casualty of war "trying to get used to a mechanical leg" (512).

1146 Unnamed Narrator 5

The narrator of "Death Drag" describes the unusual appearance in his little town of three barnstormers and the town's reaction to them and their stunts. He identifies himself as one of the town's older citizens, a "groundling," or non-flyer (197). Interestingly enough, the narrator qualifies his identification of Ginsfarb and Jake as Jews: "That is, [the spectators] knew at once that two of the strangers were of a different race from themselves, without being able to say what the difference was" (188).

1145 Unnamed Narrator 6

The narrator of "Centaur in Brass" remains unnamed. (When Faulkner develops the episode in The Town, Chick Mallison retells the story as he heard it from his cousin Gowan.) This narrator, like that of "A Rose for Emily," refers to himself in the first-person plural, "we believed," "our ears," etc. (149, 150), and serves as a kind of communal voice for "our town" (149); but he also occupies a privileged narrative position as one of four people who know what the water tower means to Flem Snopes, "that it is his monument, or that it is a monument at all" (149).

1149 Unnamed Narrator 7

At the end of "Smoke" the story's narrator identifies himself as a member of the grand jury that hears Gavin Stevens's explanation of Anse Holland and Judge Dunkenfield's murders ("we, the jury," 27). Hence, although we don't know his name, because Mississippi juries at this time were exclusively white and male, we do know his race and sex. He is recounting the events from "six months" after the murder of Old Anse (4), and therefore probably not long after the murder of Judge Dukinfield.

1150 Unnamed Narrator 8

Although the boy who narrates the story of "Uncle Willy" says very little about himself, he is a recognizable version of other juvenile narrators in Faulkner's fiction, and a way for Faulkner to provide a perspective on both the story's unconventional protagonist and the conventional small-town world of Jefferson. He likes playing baseball with his friends and eating the ice cream that Job makes at Willy's drugstore, is uncomfortable in school, and is willing "to do anything [Willy] asked me to do" (239).

2362 Unnamed Narrator 9

One of many of Faulkner's "boy" narrators, this twelve-year-old son of tenant farmers is more probably an adult when he tells this story about how Pat Stamper bested both his "Pap" and "Mammy." Although he is a sympathetic companion to his father, he is also a careful reporter and analyst of Pap's behavior. At least from his older perspective, he can see Pap's weaknesses for horse- and mule-trading, and for alcohol as well.

1570 Unnamed Negress

"Negress" is not a term the narrator of Flags in the Dust uses for any other female Negro, so it's not clear why he uses it the one time he mentions the black maid at the Beard boarding house. She is helping Mrs. Beard serve breakfast at the boarding house. She is also described as "slatternly" (324).

3716 Unnamed Negro "Boys"

This entry represents the group that Lucius refers to in The Reivers when he wonders how heroic his role in the story really is. If the Negro Bobo has the automobile, he thinks, then all the adventurers would have to do to get it back is "send one of the family colored boys to fetch it" (224). These "boys" don't ever appear in the narrative, and it's not clear what "family" they are connected with - McCaslin? Priest? Edmonds?

3355 Unnamed Negro "Least Boy"

In The Town the Jefferson hotel porter named Samson works with someone whom Ratliff refers to as "Samson's least boy," whose one action in the novel is carrying a newspaper for the white bondsman when he leaves the hotel (103). It's not clear what "least boy" means - perhaps he is a bellboy at the hotel or possibly he is Samson's youngest son.

3720 Unnamed Negro "New Girl"

At the time The Reivers begins, Ludus is romancing "a new girl, daughter (or wife: we didn't know which) of a tenant" farmer who lives six miles from town (10). Apparently she likes "peppermint candy" (11).

2139 Unnamed Negro "Pappy"

The Negro who gives Christmas a ride into Mottstown in Light in August tells him that he is going there to pick up "a yellin calf" that "pappy bought" (339). "Yellin" almost certainly means 'yearling,' and "pappy" presumably means 'father.'

1154 Unnamed Negro 1

This man appears in Young Bayard's thoughts as he derides himself for running away after his grandfather's death in Flags in the Dust: "You made a nigger sneak your horse out to you" (333). The novel elides the event Bayard is remembering, so we don't know anything more about the man.

604 Unnamed Negro 2

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

1152 Unnamed Negro 3

In "That Evening Sun" an unnamed and undescribed Negro tells Nancy that Jesus has returned from Memphis.

1153 Unnamed Negro 4

In "The Unvanquished" and again in the chapter titled "Riposte in Tertio" in The Unvanquished, "one Negro in the county" was murdered and burned in his cabin by Grumby's Independents (93, 149).

3229 Unnamed Negro Army Soldier 1

In "By the People" and again in The Mansion this soldier accompanies Devries to the front line and helps lead the trapped battalion back to safety. He is called a "runner" (134, 339) which probably means he is a soldier assigned to a commanding officer, though it may also mean messenger. The only difference between the two texts is that in the story this happens in Korea, while in the novel it's somewhere during the fighting in World War II.

3230 Unnamed Negro Army Soldier 2

In "By the People" and again in The Mansion this soldier, "a hulking giant of an Arkansas Negro cotton-field hand" in civilian life (134, 339), heroically rescues Devries and a sergeant by carrying them both away from enemy fire. Devries (unofficially) recognizes his heroism by pinning one of his own medals on the man. We can hear affection and admiration in Devries' voice when he addresses the man who saved him as "you big bastard"; the narrator's tone when he persists in calling this soldier a "field hand" is harder to interpret (134, 340).

3544 Unnamed Negro Army Soldier 3

In The Mansion this man was "bred up on an Arkansas plantation" before becoming a American soldier during World War II (306). He is "new" to the Army when his commander leaves him in a foxhole near the Japanese enemy somewhere in Malaya; before he can be relieved or reinforced, he is killed and beheaded (306).

3506 Unnamed Negro at Blackwater Slough

Trying to buy ammunition to kill Houston in The Mansion, Mink claims that this unnamed black man saw a bear's footprint at Blackwater Slough.

3532 Unnamed Negro at Jakeleg Wattman's

In The Mansion the Negro who works for Jakeleg Wattman fetching liquor bottles to the customers wears "the flopping hip boots Jakeleg had worn last year" (245).

1572 Unnamed Negro at MacCallums

One of the three black men in Flags in the Dust (the others are Richard, and an unnamed "half-grown negro boy") who live with the MacCallums, presumably as servants or tenant farmers, or he may be the "negro who assists" Henry make moonshine whiskey (335).

1579 Unnamed Negro at Mitchells

Flags in the Dust describes this man as "the combination gardener-stableman-chauffeur" at the Mitchells and once as "the house-yard-stable boy," but does not otherwise describe him (189). He takes over some of Meloney Harris' tasks after she quits as Belle's maid.

1715 Unnamed Negro at the Forks

In The Sound and the Fury Jason questions this man he encounters at "the forks" where two roads diverge about which way the Ford carrying Quentin and the man in the red tie went (238).

3744 Unnamed Negro Attendant

Identified in The Reivers only as "a Negro," this man works for Mr. Rouncewell and pumps gasoline into the (few) cars that pull up to the tank beside the railroad tracks (46). He is not allowed to handle any money.

1352 Unnamed Negro Aunt in Vicksburg

In the magazine version of "Delta Autumn," this woman lives in Vicksburg with her family, and was willing to take in her niece after her father's death. When this niece tells Ike McCaslin that her aunt "took in washing," he suddenly realizes the racial nature of the "effluvium" her niece brings with her (278, 277). In the Yoknapatawpha fictions, the women who wash clothes are always Negroes.

1804 Unnamed Negro Bellboys

In Sanctuary, while listening to State Senator Clarence Snopes talk about the life he lives in the capital of Jackson, Horace conjures up images of "bellboys" with "bulging jackets" (presumably contained alcoholic beverages) making deliveries to "hotel rooms" (175).

627 Unnamed Negro Boon Shoots

Neither the Negro man whom Boon shoots in "Lion" and again in Go Down, Moses nor the cause of the quarrel between the men is explained. In "Lion" Quentin describes the man in terms that, like the entire episode, will make a 21st century sensibility wince: "They said he was a bad nigger, but I don't know" (189). When the scene was revised for the novel, the third-person narrator calls him a "negro" instead (223). In both texts this man is armed with "a dollar-and-a-half mail order pistol" that misfires (189, 223).

2945 Unnamed Negro Bootblack

Like the other Negroes in Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha during the events of Intruder in the Dust, the bootblack" (30) who works in the barbershop makes himself invisible on Sunday morning, even though that is "the bootblack's best day shining shoes and brushing clothes" (39).

2140 Unnamed Negro Bootblack in Mottstown

In Light in August this bootblack works in the Mottstown barber shop where Christmas gets a shave. The barbershop is identified as "a white barbership," but in that context the adjective refers to the patrons it serves (349). The race of the bootblack is not specified, but since the job he performs, shining shoes, is typically done in Faulkner's fiction by blacks, we have identified his race as "Black." This bootblack notices that Joe is wearing "second hand brogans that are too big for him" (349).

1733 Unnamed Negro Bootblacks in Boston

After leaving Parker's in The Sound and the Fury, Quentin notes that "two bootblacks caught me, one on either side, shrill and raucous, like blackbirds. I gave the cigar to one of them, and the other one a nickel" (83). Though the text does not make their race explicit, the "blackbird" image suggests that these two individuals are African American.

1161 Unnamed Negro Boy 1

In Flags in the Dust "one of the grandsons" of the patriarchal Negro who owns the molasses mill feeds the cane into it and "roll[s] his eyes covertly" at Bayard and Narcissa as they watch the process (288).

605 Unnamed Negro Boy 2

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

1163 Unnamed Negro Boy 3

In Light in August Christmas runs into this boy when he first arrives in the county. "Swinging a tin bucket," "barefoot," and wearing "faded, patched, scant overalls" (227, 228), he answers Christmas' questions by telling him "where Miz Burden stay at" and that "colored folks around here looks after her" (227). As he walks away, he sings a risque song.

606 Unnamed Negro Boy 4

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

607 Unnamed Negro Boy 5

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

1165 Unnamed Negro Boy 6

According to The Mansion, legend has it that when Flem Snopes finally got a new hat, he sold his old cloth cap to this "Negro boy for ten cents" (150).

1166 Unnamed Negro Boy 7

In The Mansion this "Negro boy on [a] bicycle" is the first person Mink sees when he finally reaches Jefferson (451). He gives Mink directions to Flem Snopes' place.

1164 Unnamed Negro Boy 8

In The Reivers this "Negro boy" at the McCaslin-Edmonds plantation holds the reins of Zack Edmonds' horse while Edmonds himself is in the house (62).

2434 Unnamed Negro Boys 1

In Absalom! Rosa Coldfield orders "casual negro boys who happened to pass the house" to "rake her yard" (171-72); they understand that they will be paid later by Judge Benbow.

3083 Unnamed Negro Boys 2

In "Knight's Gambit" these "two Negro boys" work on the Harriss plantation and "lay the trail of torn paper from one jump to the next" for the steeplechase (165). (The context makes it seem likely that these are men rather than "boys," and that that word should be understood as an example of how the Jim Crow culture used stereotypical language to demean black men.)

1571 Unnamed Negro Brother-in-Law

In Flags in the Dust the black man in whose barn Bayard spends Christmas eve tells him that his "brudder-in-law" borrowed his mules, and so Bayard will have to wait for a ride to the next town (365). When the mules "miraculously" appear later on Christmas day, the narrator refers to the "yet uncorporeal brother-in-law" (366) - seeming to imply that the Negro invented him.

1167 Unnamed Negro Butler 1

Major de Spain's unnamed house servant is the only black character in "Shall Not Perish." Even though Mrs. Grier twice asks de Spain "what is your Negro's name?," and after the second question the Major actually "calls the name," the narrator never tells us what it is (109). The narrator does, however, note that the man moves "without making any more noise than a cat" when he takes away the pistol from the top of the coffin (109).

608 Unnamed Negro Butler 2

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

3394 Unnamed Negro Cane Mill Owner

Referred to in Flags in the Dust as "a sort of patriarch" among the Negro tenants on the Sartoris estate, and described as old enough to be "stooped with time," he owns the facilities - the mill and mule that grind the sugar cane and the kettle in which the juice is boiled - for making molasses (288).

525 Unnamed Negro Carriage Driver 1

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

2779 Unnamed Negro Carriage Driver 2

In Go Down, Moses the servant who drives Major de Spain's coach is the man who lends Boon the gun he used to shoot at another Negro.

1056 Unnamed Negro Carriage Driver 3

In The Town this man works for the Sartoris family and drives a horse-drawn carriage rather than a car. He is holding the reins when Mr. Buffaloe drives his homemade automobile "into the square at the moment when Colonel Sartoris the banker's surrey and blooded matched team were crossing it on the way home" (12).

3534 Unnamed Negro Carriage Driver 4

In The Mansion this "Negro coachman" drives the young Melisandre Backus "in a victoria" (217). (This revises the way Faulkner represented Melisandre and her father's life in "Knight's Gambit"; there, although he's a planter, Mr. Backus uses a "barefoot" field hand rather than a domestic servant to drive his daughter, and a 'victoria' carriage is much more elegant than anything Backus would own, 245.)

1168 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 1

The Negro chauffeur in Flags in the Dust who offers to fetch Miss Jenny's driver Simon from the kitchen at the Mitchell house is "clad in army o.d. and a pair of linoleum putties" (30). ("O.d." is a military way of saying 'olive drab.')

1170 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 2

In Sanctuary this driver gives Popeye's grandmother "half a dollar" after he interprets her demand for it as a new system for paying for groceries (306).

609 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 3

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

1169 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 4

In Requiem for a Nun this chauffeur works for the madam of the Memphis bordello where Popeye puts Temple, and occasionally drives her and the "madam" around the city "in a closed car the size of an undertaker's wagon" (113).

1172 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 5

As Ratliff puts it in The Mansion, the "Negro" whom Manfred de Spain hires to drive him as President of the bank wears a "white coat and a showfer's cap" (174).

1173 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 6

In The Mansion, Ratliff notes that as the "new third president" of the bank Flem Snopes acquires "a black automobile" (though not a Packard) and "a Negro too" - though unlike the Negro who drove De Spain, Flem's driver "never had no white coat and showfer's cap" (174).

1171 Unnamed Negro Chauffeur 7

The black man who works for Colonel Linscomb as both "chauffeur" (269) and "houseman" (277) in The Reivers is also McWillie's father.

1573 Unnamed Negro Child 1

In Flags in the Dust this is the "small negro child clutching a stick of striped candy" that Bayard has to jump the stallion over as it bolts away from the livery stable (129-30).

1574 Unnamed Negro Child 2

The middle child in the family of black sharecroppers in Flags in the Dust who let Young Bayard sleep in their barn and share their Christmas dinner; of the gender of this child the narrative says only, and strangely, "The second one might have been either or anything" (364).

1575 Unnamed Negro Child 3

The youngest of the three children of the black sharecroppers in Flags in the Dust who let Young Bayard sleep in their barn and share their Christmas dinner; "too small to walk . . . it crawl[s] about the floor in a sort of intense purposelessness" (364).

2141 Unnamed Negro Child 4

The posse chasing Christmas in Light in August finds this child, "stark naked" and "sitting in the cold ashes on the hearth" beside his mother, when they kick open the door to her cabin (329). There is no indication of the child's gender.

1175 Unnamed Negro Children 1

While their mothers are washing clothes in the branch, these "chillen," as Luster calls them in The Sound and the Fury, are playing in the water (14).

610 Unnamed Negro Children 2

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

2202 Unnamed Negro Children 3

These "two negro children" who approach Joe Christmas near the end of his flight across Yoknapatawpha in Light in August "look at him with white-rolling eyes" when he asks what day it is; when he tells them to "go on," he stares at the spot "where they had stood" as they run away (336). The narrative does not say if they are male, female or one of each.

1174 Unnamed Negro Children 4

The Negro children in Yoknapatawpha remain out of sight in Intruder in the Dust along with their parents, but Chick pictures them where they "should have been" on a Monday morning in the county: "in the dust of the grassless treeless yards halfnaked children should have been crawling and scrabbling after broken cultivator wheels and wornout automobile tires and empty snuff-bottles and tin cans" (143).

1716 Unnamed Negro Choir

In The Sound and the Fury the choir at the black church in Jefferson begins the Easter service with song.

1717 Unnamed Negro Church Procession

The procession at the Negro church in Jefferson in The Sound and the Fury consists of "six small children: four girls with tight pigtails bound with small scraps of cloth like butterflies, and two boys with close napped heads" (292). At the start of the service on Easter Sunday, the children "entered and marched up the aisle, strung together in a harness of white ribbons and flowers" (292). Later they sing with the choir "in thin, frightened, tuneless whispers" (293).

1576 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 1

One of the six members of the Second Baptist Church who call at the Sartoris plantation in Flags in the Dust seeking restitution of the $67.40 that Simon has embezzled from the building fund.

1577 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 2

One of the six members of the Second Baptist Church in Flags in the Dust who call at the Sartoris plantation seeking restitution of the $67.40 that Simon has embezzled from the building fund.

1578 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 3

One of the six members of the Second Baptist Church who call at the Sartoris plantation in Flags in the Dust seeking restitution of the $67.40 that Simon has embezzled from the building fund.

3745 Unnamed Negro Churchmember 4

According to Ned in The Reivers, the "hollow" where they "stable" Lightning before and between races is on land "that belongs to one of Possum's [Parsham's] church members" (217).

2946 Unnamed Negro Clients of Mrs. Down

In Intruder in the Dust a steady stream of Negroes goes in and out of the house of the fortune-teller Mrs. Downs "all day long and without doubt most of the night" (69).

2142 Unnamed Negro College Teachers and Students

In Light in August Joanna Burden leaves Jefferson several times a year, for "three and four days," during which she visits the various "negro schools and colleges through the south" that she supports (233). There she meets with "the teachers and the students" (234).

2608 Unnamed Negro Companion

This young black was Hoake McCarron's sole companion growing up. Many of Faulkner's wealthier white men had Negro companions and personal servants as boys; the way this kind of relationship plays out in The Hamlet is atypical, to say the least. When the boys are 6-8 years old, Hoake "conquers the negro with his fists in a fair fight" (150). Later he "pays the negro" at a fixed rate "for the privilege of whipping [him] . . . with a miniature riding crop" (151).

611 Unnamed Negro Congregation 1

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

1176 Unnamed Negro Congregation 2

Light in August does not make clear how many people are in the "negro church" that Christmas enters during his flight across the county, but "the congregation" includes the women who "shriek" at his abrupt entrance (one of whom identifies him as "the devil!" 322), the "deacons" who go up to him and try to talk with him (323), and the "men" who, believing that Christmas is white, hold back Pappy Thompson's grandson Roz to keep him from attacking Christmas after he has struck the seventy-year-old man down (323).

1045 Unnamed Negro Cook 1

This is the older of the two Negroes who work in Rogers' restaurant in Flags in the Dust. The narrative does not explicitly call him the cook, but since it describes the cooking that is going on and identifies the "younger of the two," Houston, as the waiter, it seems safe to assume this older Negro is the cook.

1046 Unnamed Negro Cook 10

In Intruder in the Dust Gavin Stevens describes seeing "[Sheriff] Hampton's cook" sitting in his kitchen eating greens with Lucas Beauchamp (219). Gavin does not describe the cook at all, but it seems safe to assume that she is a Negro woman; for one reason, all but one of the cooks in the Yoknapatawpha fiction are, and for another, she is eating at the same table as Lucas. Earlier Gavin calls her "a hired town cook," who gets to the Sheriff's house "at a decent hour about eight" (106).

1049 Unnamed Negro Cook 11

In The Town this cook lives and works in Manfred de Spain's "late father's big wooden house" (14).

1047 Unnamed Negro Cook 12

In The Mansion Houston hires this woman "to cook" for him after his wife is killed (11), so presumably she is not the same cook as the one mentioned in The Hamlet, who cooks for Mr. and Mrs. Houston during the first two months of their marriage.

1048 Unnamed Negro Cook 13

In The Mansion one of the two black servants who work for Flem in his mansion is referred to as the "Negro cook" (172). She is referred to by several characters and the narrator, and she passes close to Mink in the dark as she leaves the mansion to go home, but she is never described.

3746 Unnamed Negro Cook 14

The cook at the Parsham hotel is described in The Reivers as "a tremendous Negro woman" (199).

1374 Unnamed Negro Cook 2

The first of the two Negroes who cook for Hightower in Light in August is a woman who is described as a "high brown" (72). She quits after Mrs. Hightower's suicide, when her presence as a woman in his house makes her and Reverend Hightower vulnerable to gossip and vigilante violence (72).

1375 Unnamed Negro Cook 3

The second of the Negroes whom Hightower hires to cook for him is a man. Although there are white households with only one servant in the fictions, where the servant is a male, this is the only instance in the fictions when a male servant is specifically identified as a domestic cook. It is the result of an exceptional circumstance. After Hightower's wife commits suicide, "masked men" scare off the light-skinned Negro woman who cooks for him (71).

612 Unnamed Negro Cook 4

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

1044 Unnamed Negro Cook 5

Nothing is known about the cook in The Unvanquished whom Ringo "flings aside" when he enters the Wilkins house to tell Bayard that John Sartoris is dead, but it can safely be inferred that she is both female and black (212).

613 Unnamed Negro Cook 6

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

614 Unnamed Negro Cook 7

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

2759 Unnamed Negro Cook 8

The black woman who cooks Roth's food does not appear directly in Go Down, Moses, but he does speak to her "through the kitchen door" when he wants her to bring Lucas into the house (125).

540 Unnamed Negro Cook 9

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

3535 Unnamed Negro Cotton Farmer

In The Mansion this cotton farmer allows Mink to work and stay the night at his place. As a Negro he expresses himself carefully when talking with the white Mink, but he clearly has doubts about the story Mink has told him about himself.

2555 Unnamed Negro Cotton Pickers 1

As the Sheriff and his deputies take Mink to jail in The Hamlet, they see "cotton pickers" working the fields around Whiteleaf store (283); though they are not described, it's likely that the pickers are black.

3539 Unnamed Negro Cotton Pickers 2

This group consists of the "girls" and "young men" - "probably the neighbors swapping the work" - who are helping to pick the unnamed Negro farmer's cotton in The Mansion (438).

1355 Unnamed Negro Cousin of Roth's Mistress

In the revised version of "Delta Autumn" that Faulkner published in Go Down, Moses, Ike McCaslin sees this "Negro man" "sitting in the stern" of the boat that brought the young woman to the camp (277). The boat is his, and he is the woman's "cousin," though unlike hers, his race is immediately apparent (278). When Ike learns that the young woman is descended from James Beauchamp, he might have realized that this cousin of hers is also a relative of his - part of the extended McCaslin-Beauchamp-Edmonds family - but that is not made explicit in the chapter.

1287 Unnamed Negro Crap Shooters

In "Pantaloon in Black" and again in Go Down, Moses, six or seven men who work with Rider - three from his timber gang and three or four from the mill crew - are shooting craps with the white night watchman's crooked dice in the tool-room at the back of the mill’s boiler shed.

615 Unnamed Negro Customer 1

This is the man in Sanctuary who comes to the conjure woman for one of her spells, for which she wants to charge him a dollar; he wears "a torn singlet strapped into overalls" (271).

1050 Unnamed Negro Customer 2

In The Mansion the "young Negro man" whom Mink sees inside the small store in Lake Cormorant is wearing the "remnants of an army uniform" (286). He obeys the store proprietor's command to drive Mink down the road, but at the same time subtly tries to let Mink know that the white man had cheated him.

1051 Unnamed Negro Customers 1

In The Town, these Negroes are regular customers at Garraway's store on Seminary Hill. Gavin Stevens describes them as "loafing" (327), and he and Mr Garraway mutter so as "not to be overheard: two white men discussing in a store full of Negroes a white woman's adultery" (329).

616 Unnamed Negro Customers 2

In The Mansion Mink sees "a few Negroes" shopping - "trafficking" is the word the narrative uses - in "the small dingy store" in Memphis where he buys animal crackers (319).

1052 Unnamed Negro Delivery Boy 1

In Flags in the Dust he brings Res, Byron and the unnamed bank director the soft drinks they ordered from "a neighboring drug store" (102).

617 Unnamed Negro Delivery Boy 2

In "A Rose for Emily," this "Negro delivery boy" brings Emily the package of arsenic she purchased from the druggist (126).

1053 Unnamed Negro Delivery Boy 3

In The Town this "delivery boy from Christian's drugstore" regularly brings "his ritual tray of four coca colas" for bank employees at the end of the business day (323). The novel does not specify his race, but typically in the Yoknapatawpha fictions delivery boys are black.