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1109 Unnamed Lawyer 9

This is the lawyer in The Town who defends Wilbur Provine on moonshining charges (177).

1108 Unnamed Lawyer 4

The "hired lawyer" in Absalom! (245) who seems to be responsible for sending Charles Bon on a collision course with the Sutpen family is an extremely elusive figure. He may have been the "legal advisor and man of business" to Bon's mother in New Orleans in the 1850s (252) - or he may have been invented by Shreve and Quentin in a Harvard dorm room in 1910. Outside Chapter 8, the only hint of his existence is in Mr. Compson's ambiguous reference to "the shadowy figure of a legal guardian" in Bon's life (58).

585 Unnamed Lawyer 8

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

1107 Unnamed Jurors 4

The twelve jurors in "Monk" to whom Monk tries to make a speech are referred to only as "the jury" (42). Given both the cultural realities of Mississippi in the 1930s and the representation of other trials in Faulkner's fictions, one can assume this group was all-white and all-male.

1106 Unnamed Jurors 5

In all three volumes of the Snopes trilogy the jury finds Mink guilty without much deliberation. In The Hamlet they are described as a "grave" and impassive "conclave of grown men" (368). (Only white males served on juries in Mississippi at the time of the story. By law, women were not allowed to serve on Mississippi juries until 1968. Negroes were not legally prohibited from being jurors, but until even later it was common practice to keep them off most juries.)

1105 Unnamed Jurors 1

Given the political realities of Mississippi circa 1930 it's safe to say that the jurors in Lee Goodwin's trial in Sanctuary are all white and male, but all the narrative ever says about them is that, after Temple's testimony brings the proceeding to an inexplicable end, they take "eight minutes" to convict him of a crime he did not commit (291).

581 Unnamed Jurors 6

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

1104 Unnamed Judge 3

In The Hamlet this is the Judge who presides over Labove's graduation ceremony from law school.

1103 Judge Brummage

Mink Snopes' murder trial is described, at least briefly, in all three novels in the Snopes trilogy. Though the judge who presides over the trial is not named until the third volume - in The Mansion he is referred to, once, as "Judge Brummage" (48) - there's no reason not to assume that Faulkner imagined the same person on the bench in all three accounts.

1102 Unnamed Judge 1

In Sanctuary the judge who presides over Lee's trial is never individualized at all. He is not even called "judge" by the narrative, just "the Court" (270, 282, etc.). We identify him as "upper class" based on the status of the title "Judge" in Faulkner's other fiction.

580 Unnamed Judge 4

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

1101 Unnamed Johns 4

During the Saturday evening that Lucius spends at Miss Reba's in The Reivers, he hears "the bass rumble" of the men who patronize the brothel, but they are not seen or described with any other details (130).

1100 Unnamed Johns 2

These men are the "nameless and faceless" clientele of the unnamed Galveston prostitute with whom Houston lives with for seven years in The Hamlet. He imagines them as a "blight" upon her reproductive system, "the Babylonian interdict by heaven forever against reproduction" (236).

579 Unnamed Johns 1

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

1099 Unnamed Jefferson Merchant 2

When thinking about money in The Sound and the Fury, Jason is reminded of the local merchant, "a man right here in Jefferson [who] made a lot of money selling rotten goods to niggers" (194). This man hoards his money until he gets sick, when he "joins the church and buys himself a Chinese missionary" as a means to his own salvation (194).

577 Unnamed Jefferson Merchant 1

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

1098 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 2

Throughout all the oddities of Mrs. Gant's and Zilphia's lives in "Miss Zilphia Gant," the family dressmaking shop continues to "do well" with the women of Jefferson who can afford to have hand-tailored clothes (378, 381). After Zilphia returns to Jefferson with a story about a second marriage and a girl she calls her daughter, "the ladies" - as the narrator calls the shop's clients - "never tired of fondling little Zilphia," as he calls the girl (381).

584 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 1

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

1097 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 3

In "Skirmish at Sartoris" and again in the chapter with that title in The Unvanquished, Bayard says that "all the ladies in Jefferson" (58) - in the second text this is revised to "all the women in Jefferson" (188) - travel out to the Sartoris plantation on several occasions: to confront Drusilla for her unlady-like behavior and to attend the wedding that will ceremonialize her return to their fold. The first time they appear, there are "fourteen of them," though that total includes Martha Habersham (63, 194). They all seem both curious and outraged by what they see.

1096 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 6

The Town contains several references to the "ladies" of Jefferson. Gavin refers to "the Jefferson ladies" and their speculation about the reason Young Bayard Sartoris "drove too fast" (149). Charles refers to "the various Jefferson ladies" who for many years "had been locking themselves in the bathroom" to avoid Old Het (241).

576 Unnamed Jefferson Ladies 5

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

1095 Unnamed Jefferson Girls 2

In The Unvanquished these girls in "white dresses and red sashes" celebrate the inaugural arrival of the John Sartoris' railroad (226).

575 Unnamed Jefferson Girls 1

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

1094 Unnamed Jefferson Children 4

In Requiem for a Nun's description of 20th century Jefferson, children from various neighborhoods all follow the wagon that delivers ice around town, "eating the fragments of ice which the Negro driver chipped off for them" (189).

574 Unnamed Jefferson Children 3

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

1093 Joe Buffaloe|Mr. Bullock

The local man who built Yoknapatawpha's first automobile in his "back yard on the edge of town" appears in Faulkner's last four novels. That quotation is from Requiem for a Nun, where he is unnamed but described vividly as "a grease-covered man with the eyes of a visionary monk" (190). In the last two novels of the Snopes trilogy he is named Buffaloe. The Town identifies him as the "city electrician" and a "genius" who "in 1904 . . . drove out of his backyard into the street in the first automobile we had ever seen, made by hand completely" (12).

572 Unnamed Inventor

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

571 Unnamed Inhabitants of Modern Jefferson

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

1092 Unnamed Infant 1

This "infant" is the child of the "countrywoman" who in Sanctuary cannot find a seat on the train that takes Horace to Oxford (170).

570 Unnamed Infant 3

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

1091 Unnamed "Hunters"

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

1090 Unnamed Hunters 8

Three sets of hunters are mentioned in "Race at Morning": the hunters from Yoknapatawpha, some of whom are named but not all, and the hunting parties at the Hog Bayou and Hollyknowe camps.

1089 Unnamed Hunters 2

There are four sets of hunters in "Lion": 1) the members of the hunting party who are not specifically named; 2) the narrator's generic hunters who "love" hunting dogs (184); 3) the "other people" - men from nearby but not necessarily among the annual hunting party featured in the story - who killed "deer and bear" on the land owned by Major de Spain, "on Major de Spain's courtesy" (186); and 4) the men from Jefferson who arrive at the hunt annually for the last day, the day set aside for "driving" Old Ben (189).

1088 Unnamed Hunters 4

In "Delta Autumn" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, there are two groups of 'hunters' - the men Ike remembers and this second group, the young men in the present who take him to the Delta, many of whom are the sons and grandsons of the men Ike remembers. As a group they respect "Uncle Ike" as their mentor, but the story implies that they are not an improvement over their ancestors.

1087 Unnamed Hunters 3

In "Delta Autumn" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, there are two groups of hunters. This group consists of the the men with whom Ike McCaslin hunted in the past, when game was still plentiful in Yoknapatawpha. Ike can remember how they "shot wild turkey with pistols to test their stalking skills and marksmanship, feeding all but the breast to the dogs" (267, 319). Some of these men are the fathers and grandfathers of young men in the story's present-day hunting party.

1086 Unnamed Hunters 5

The narrator of "The Bear" several times adds "and the others" to his references to the leaders of the annual hunting parties - Major de Spain, General Compson, the boy's father (281, 282). It's possible that the phrase is intended to refer to the lower class and non-white hunters Boon Hoggenbeck, Tennie's Jim and Uncle Ash, but it seems at least as likely that "the others" are additional men from Yoknapatawpha who join the hunt at various times.

569 Unnamed Hunters 1

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

1085 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 3

In The Reivers Miss Reba claims she knows the man who owns the hotel in Parsham, who apparently lives in Memphis.

1084 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 2

In The Mansion the proprietor of the Pascagoula hotel knows Linda.

568 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 1

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

567 Unnamed Enslaved Cook

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

566 Unnamed Enslaved Waiter

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

1083 Unnamed Groom 1

This "groom" delivers Chick's horse Highboy to the Mallison house in Intruder in the Dust (123). This is the kind of job that is often performed by blacks in Faulkner's fiction, but in this case there is no hint of an African American dialect in his voice.

565 Unnamed Groom 2

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

564 Unnamed Golfers

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

1082 Burgess Girl

In The Sound and the Fury the Burgesses live near if not across the street from the Compsons. The little girl in the family comes home from school just as Caddy used to. She is used to Benjy "running along the fence" (53), and unafraid. When Benjy finds the gate unlocked one day after Caddy's wedding, he catches at this girl and "tries to say" (53) something to her - he himself cannot say what even to himself - but her father, assuming he intends to assault her, knocks him out with a fence picket.

563 Unnamed Girl

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

1081 Unnamed German Soldiers 1

In Flags in the Dust Caspey invents a large number of German soldiers to conquer: "about thirty" sailors from a submarine (58) and "a whole regiment of Germans" swimming in a river (59). According to the highly fictionalized stories he tells at home, they were all killed by him and other black soldiers.

1080 Unnamed German Soldiers 3

In Requiem for a Nun the "tank gun" that serves as a monument to World War II was "captured from a regiment of Germans in an African desert" (194).

562 Unnamed German Soldiers 2

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

561 Unnamed Gang Member

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

560 Unnamed First Aboriginal

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

1079 Unnamed Firemen 1

In Sanctuary these firemen arrive at Popeye's mother's boarding house in Florida to discover his grandmother in the attic, "stamping out a fire of excelsior in the center of the floor" (305). The last time they arrive there, the house is engulfed in flames.

559 Unnamed Firemen 2

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

1078 Unnamed Tenant Farmers 4

in The Town the class of "nameless tenants and croppers" is referred to by Gavin Stevens in his account of Flem Snopes' desire to undermine Manfred de Spain. Although the context is a long way from their actual lives, these people who farm land they do not own are described as "unfutured, barely-solvent one-bale tenant farmers [who] pervaded, covered thinly the whole county and on [whom] in fact the entire cotton economy of the county was founded and supported" (293).

1077 Unnamed Tenant Farmers 3

After the Civil War slave labor on Yoknapatawpha's large plantations was often replaced by tenant labor. Two generations of sharecroppers are mentioned in Requiem for a Nun: the "men and women, Negro and white both, who were born to and who passed all their lives in denim overalls and calico," and their "sons and daughters," who wear "the installment-plan garments" advertised in national magazines (192). According to the novel's exaggerated account, the first group, "an entire generation of farmers," has vanished (193).

684 Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers 3

In "Go Down, Moses" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses Gavin Stevens notes that "the only white person" on the McCaslin-Edmonds place is Roth Edmonds himself (260, 357). Although he doesn't say so explicitly, the rest of the community there is made up of the black tenant farmers, sharecroppers, who farm small parcels of the land he owns. Stevens is sure "they wouldn't" tell Mollie about her grandson's fate, even if they ever "hear about it" (260, 357).

1076 Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers 1

As the narrator of Flags in the Dust says, "the Sartoris place was farmed on shares" (289). The black tenant farmers are not slaves, though Simon thinks of them as "field niggers," a label left over from slavery (241). In the narrative these share croppers are more like part of the landscape than characters, but they are mentioned several times - first when they "raise their hands" to "salute" Bayard as he drives home from the bank at the beginning of the novel (8).

635 Unnamed Negro Tenant Farmers 5

The Negroes who work the land at the Harriss plantation are variously referred to in "Knight's Gambit" as "croppers" and "tenants" (163). As the owners of the land, both Mrs. Harriss' father and her husband use the tenant system, which became widespread across the South in the aftermath of Emancipation. The narrative notes that Mrs. Harriss' father managed the system in such a way that "a plow-team and its driver from the field could be spared" to drive the white family's carriage - an "old battered Victoria" - whenever his daughter wanted to go to Jefferson (155). Mr.

1075 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 1

"Five men in overalls squatted against the wall of Varner's store" (156) - this is how "The Hound" describes the group whose conversation about Houston's disappearance makes Cotton increasingly uncomfortable. Their discussion suggests all five live nearby. Their "overalls" and "squatting" posture suggest they are all farmers. But the narrative gives no other details to identify them as a group, and distinguishes them from each other only as "the first," "a second," "a third" and "a fourth" (156-57). Cotton's grudge against Houston is common knowledge among them.

1074 Unnamed Farmers 5

As Chick and Aleck Sander travel to the Edmonds place in the morning of "the first winter cold-snap" in Intruder in the Dust (4), they pass small farms where everyone seems to be involved in the same two activities. The women, wearing "sunbonnets" or "men's old felt hats," are boiling water in big kettles, while the men, "with crokersack aprons tied with wire over their overalls," prepare to slaughter hogs (4). (A croker sack is a burlap bag.)

1073 Unnamed Farmers 3

"The Bear" and Go Down, Moses contrast the hunters in the big woods to the "men myriad and nameless even" who "gnaw" and "swarm" and "hack" at the aboriginal forest in order to clear the trees for farming (281-82). Compared to the bear, these farmers and planters are "puny" and "like pygmies" (282).

558 Unnamed Farmers 1

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

557 Unnamed Farmer 3

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

556 Unnamed Farmer 2

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

1072 Unnamed Farmer 4

In Intruder in the Dust when Chick sees a truck parked outside his house, he assumes it belongs to someone like "a farmer whose stray cow or mule or hog had been impounded by a neighbor" (72). Although he is wrong, Chick even imagines what this hypothetical person looks like: "a man with a shaved sun-burned neck in neat tieless Sunday shirt and pants" (73).

555 Unnamed Farmer 1

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

1071 Unnamed Ex-Soldier 2

In Light in August this veteran of the First World War remarks that if he had it to do over again "he would fight this time on the German side" (450). When he adds that he would fight America too "if America's fool enough to help France out again" (450), he is attacked by Percy Grimm.

554 Unnamed Ex-Soldier 1

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

1070 Unnamed Europeans 2

Two of the major characters in "Knight's Gambit" spend time in Europe before or after the First World War. During the decade Mrs. Harriss and her two children spend in pre-War Europe, the contents of her letters home from Europe relate tales "of the families of the porters and waiters who had been kind or at least gentle with her and the children, and of the postmen who delivered the mail from home" (167).

553 Unnamed Europeans 1

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

1069 Unnamed Drummer 1

In The Sound and the Fury this drummer appears at the hardware store where Jason works, and the two men discuss cotton. Jason invites him to go to the drugstore to get "a dope" (191). ( "Drummer" is an outdated term for a traveling salesman; "dope" is an outdated term for a Coca-Cola.) Because he thinks Jason believes him to be a Jew, he tells Jason that "my folks have some French blood" (191).

1068 Unnamed Drummer 5

In The Town this drummer is imagined by Jefferson observers to have oversold some commodity to Wallstreet Panic Snopes, thus making it necessary for him to borrow money.

1067 Unnamed Drummer 4

In The Hamlet this "drummer" is a "youngish city man with city ways" who sees Eula when he finds himself in Frenchman's Bend "by accident" and tries to court her, one time wearing "the first white flannel trousers Frenchman's Bend ever saw" (147). The same pair of "ice cream pants" are "ruined" after the local suitors drive him away (147). According to the narrative, this man already has a "wife and family" (148), but that isn't why the young men of the Bend attack him.

1066 Unnamed Drummer 3

In "Smoke" this "drummer" - a familiar term for traveling salesman when the story was written - supplies the drug store with the unpopular "city cigarettes" that will play such a major role in solving the crime (28).

552 Unnamed Drummer 2

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

1065 Unnamed Drug Store Clerk 3

Although never named, the drug store clerk in "Uncle Willy" plays a large role in the plot. He arrives in Jefferson "about six months" before Reverend Schultz and Mrs. Merridew hire him to manage the drugstore while Willy undergoes drug treatment in Memphis (232). No one in Jefferson "knows anything about him," but he arrives in town with "letters to the church," which is apparently the basis on which he is hired (232). He completely transforms the store - making it attractive to the "town trade" that had previously shunned it (233).

1064 Unnamed Drugstore Clerk 2

The part the drugstore clerk plays in "Smoke" is defined by his absence: he goes to dinner, leaving the drug store's proprietor to take his place behind the counter.

551 Unnamed Drugstore Clerk 1

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

546 Unnamed Lawyer 6

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

545 Unnamed Dead Union Soldier

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

1063 Unnamed Court Clerk 1

While the clerk himself does not appear in Flags in the Dust, his office does: on rainy days, the narrator says, the "city fathers," the old men who hold various patronage jobs in the town or county government, "move inside [the courthouse] to the circuit clerk's office" (161).

1062 Unnamed Court Clerk 4

In The Town this court clerk reads the indictment at Mink's trial and asks him how he pleads - "'guilty or not guilty?'" (86).

1061 Unnamed Court Clerk 3

In "Tomorrow" this clerk reads the county's indictment against Bookwright.

544 Unnamed Court Clerk 2

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

543 Unnamed Courier

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

1060 Unnamed Country People 1

Sanctuary describes the various farmers and their wives who come into Jefferson on the weekend. Horace, for example, watches while three of these women get down from a wagon and "don various finery" on the street in front of his house. 'Country people' in this novel can be black or white: "the women on foot, black and white, unmistakable by the unease of their garments," and the men "in slow overalls and khaki" who move in crowds through the town square and stand in throngs "listening" to the music playing on radios and phonographs in record and drug stores (111, 112).

1059 Unnamed Country People 5

Among the several kinds of crowds described in Intruder in the Dust are the ones composed of 'country people.' That is, people "from the distant circumambient settlements and crossroads stores and isolate farms," who regularly come in to Jefferson to shop and do other kinds of business. The last chapter opens with Chick watching them from the window of his uncle's office: "people black and white" (231), "men and women and children too then and the old people and the babies and the young couples" (230).

1058 Unnamed Country People 4

In "The Tall Men" Mr. Pearson, who works for the federal government, lumps all country people together in the phrase "these people" (46). Pearson's work with various relief agencies has taught him to expect the worst from country people, and he assumes that they are all shiftless and untrustworthy. The encounter with the McCallum family and the story of their lives, as Gombault tells it, forces Pearson to revise his assumptions and abandon his prejudices.

1057 Unnamed Country People 3

In "Uncle Willy" two different groups of people patronize Willy's drugstore. They are sharply distinguished by race - and by the kinds of things they buy. This group is the "country people buying patent medicines" (226); they are white.

542 Unnamed Country People 2

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

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).

1055 Unnamed Negro Driver 5

This character in The Town waits in the car at the Jefferson cemetery to drive Linda Snopes to Memphis.

1054 Unnamed Negro Driver 4

One of two Negro drivers in The Town. He drives Uncle Billy around in Jody Varner's car.

619 Unnamed Negro Driver 2

This "negro in overalls" is the second driver in The Sound and the Fury: he agrees to drive Jason from Mottson back to Jefferson for four dollars (313).

618 Unnamed Negro Driver 1

The first of two unnamed Negro drivers in The Sound and the Fury. Jason pays him to bring his car to a back street in Jefferson.

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.

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).

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).