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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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

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.

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).

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.

1043 Unnamed Construction Workers 1

In "Knight's Gambit" there are two different but essentially interchangeable groups of workers who turn the old plantation that Harriss inherits into a conspicuously modern and lavish show place. The text even uses the same word to describe both groups: gangs. First on the scene are the "gangs of strange men with enough machinery to have built a high-way or a reservoir" who build the stables, paddock, and polo field (161).

1042 Unnamed Construction Workers 3

Work "gangs" in Faulkner's fiction are often black, but the one described in The Reivers as "laying a sewer line" in Memphis is presumably white, since Mr. Binford is found working as part of it on one of his self-imposed absences from Miss Reba (112).

539 Unnamed Construction Workers 2

In The Mansion, when Watkins Snopes enlarges the de Spain house into "the mansion" for Flem, his construction crew consists of "kinfolks and in-laws" (171).

1041 Unnamed Confederate Veterans 3

The Confederate veterans in Absalom! are brought into existence by Shreve, who is a Canadian who has never been to the South. He imagines the "veterans in the neat brushed hand-ironed gray and the spurious bronze medals that never meant anything to begin with," decked out for a "Decoration Day" ceremony "fifty years" after Bon's June visit to Sutpen's Hundred (262).

1040 Unnamed Confederate Veterans 5

In The Town Gavin Stevens refers with both irony and sentimentality to the remaining veterans of the Civil War as the "heroes of our gallant lost irrevocable unreconstructible debacle"; "half a century" after the end of the Civil War these old men are revered by "all" the people of Yoknapatawpha (44). As Charles Mallison explains, the descendants of these men are often "called General or Colonel or Major because their fathers or grandfathers had been generals or colonels or majors or maybe just privates" (10).

1039 Unnamed Confederate Veterans 4

In Requiem for a Nun, the ceremony at the unveiling of Jefferson's Confederate monument in 1900 includes the firing of a salute and a somewhat diminished version of the famed 'rebel yell' performed by the town's surviving veterans of the Civil War, "old men in the gray and braided coats" of officers - since they have apparently promoted themselves over the passing years (188).

538 Unnamed Confederate Veterans 2

According to the narrator of Light in August, at the end of the Civil War most of the men who fought for the Confederacy "returned home with their eyes stubbornly reverted toward what they refused to believe was dead" (474).

533 Unnamed Confederate Lieutenant

This is "the ragged unshaven lieutenant who leads the broken companies" of the Confederate brigade that has to retreat through Jefferson after losing a battle outside the town in 1864 (49). His appearance catches the eye of the jailer's daughter, who marries him "six months later" (49). When Faulkner retells this story from Intruder in the Dust again in Requiem for a Nun, he expands it quite a bit.

532 Unnamed Confederate Captain

In "Retreat," the Confederate officer in command of the unit that is camped on the outskirts of Jefferson talks with Buck McCaslin about Colonel Sartoris. He recurs in "The Unvanquished," when Bayard remembers this earlier scene, and then repeats these two appearances in The Unvanquished.

1038 Unnamed Train Conductor 5

The conductor in the last scene of The Town motions for the four children of Byron Snopes to "mount "into the train (390). He does not seem to recognize them, so must be a different conductor from the one who several pages previously was so glad to get them off the train.

1037 Unnamed Train Conductor 4

The conductor on the train carrying Byron Snopes's children in The Town gets off so quickly when it arrives in Jefferson that it seems something is amiss.

1036 Unnamed Train Conductor 2

In "Monk," the conductor of the train that takes Monk to prison is described by Monk himself as the "fellow in the cap" (51). Monk tells Gavin how this man called out each stop as they reached it.

1035 Unnamed Train Conductor 7

InThe Reivers the conductor of the train that carries Boon, Lucius and Ned to Parsham is fully aware of the stolen horse that they're hiding in a box car.

1034 Unnamed Train Conductor 6

In The Mansion Monk watches the conductor with curiosity and envy as he does his job of helping passengers off and on the train.

1033 Unnamed Train Conductor 1

This conductor of a train to Oxford in Sanctuary is fooled by two college students who are riding without tickets.

531 Unnamed Train Conductor 3

In "Lion" and again in Go Down, Moses, this conductor on the logging line train listens to Boon's stories of Lion and Old Ben. He, Boon and the train's brakeman discuss the pair of animals as though they are distinguished rival prize fighters.

1032 Unnamed Slave at Compsons' 2

In "Vendee" as a chapter in The Unvanquished, Bayard describes one of the "Compson niggers holding an umbrella" over the big preacher from Memphis at Rosa Millard's funeral (156). (In the earlier version of "Vendee" as a short story, Bayard had described him as "a town nigger" instead, 97).

530 Unnamed Slave at Compsons' 1

This slave appears in the only scene in The Sound and the Fury from the time that the Compsons owned slaves - what Versh calls the "old time" (69). He appears in the story about Grandfather Compson and one of his slaves that Dilsey told Versh, as Versh repeats it to Benjy (who of course cannot understand it at all). According to the story, because Benjy's Grandfather changed the man's name (a common practice during slavery), the man became both a preacher and a "bluegum" (69).

529 Unnamed City Clerk

In "Centaur in Brass" and again in The Town, it is the city clerk in Jefferson who bills Flem for the amount of the missing brass.

1031 Unnamed Churchgoers 2

In Intruder in the Dust Chick sees the white people who go to the churches in Jefferson on Sunday morning as "men in their dark suits and women in silks and parasols and girls and young men two and two, flowing and decorous" (41).

528 Unnamed Churchgoers 1

In The Sound and the Fury, Dilsey, Frony, Luster, and Benjy pass "white people in bright clumps" on their way to church (290). Jason also notes the people going to church as he drives out of town chasing after his niece.

1030 Unnamed Indian Children

Like the women and old men in "Red Leaves," the tribe's children do not go out in pursuit of the fugitive slave.

527 Unnamed Jefferson Children 1

Among the Jefferson people Hawkshaw barbers in "Hair" are children, to whom he gives peppermints.

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.

1029 Unnamed Carpetbaggers 4

According to The Town, when Major de Spain returns from the Spanish-American War determined to modernize Jefferson, "nothing had happened in [the town] since the last carpetbagger had given up and gone home or been assimilated into another renegade Mississippian" (11). The derisive term "carpetbagger" (derived from the material used to make cheap luggage) refers to Northerners who came into the South after the Civil War; depending on one's politics, they came either to reconstruct or to prey on the defeated South.

1028 Unnamed Carpetbaggers 3

In its brief summation of the experience of Jackson, Mississippi, during Reconstruction Requiem for a Nun evokes the stereotypical bogeyman of the Yankee carpetbagger. According to this account, during the Civil War these men made profits from selling the Union military "spoiled grain and tainted meat and spavined mules"; after the surrender they came South carrying "carpet bags stuffed with ballot-forms" to exploit the freedmen (87). During Reconstruction they "cover the South like a migration of locusts" (187).

524 Unnamed Carpetbaggers 1

The "carpet-bagger followers of victorious armies" (265) and their descendants, the men who did not fight in the Civil War but merely profited from it, are mentioned several times in Go Down, Moses, by the narrator and by McCaslin Edmonds. They are defined by “a single fierce will for rapine and pillage” (276).

1027 Unnamed Car Owner 2

The Reivers says little about the "owner of the car" that was the first automobile ever seen in Jefferson, other than that he drove down from Memphis and that he trusts Buffaloe with the car for two weeks (26).

523 Unnamed Car Owner 1

In "By the People" and again in The Mansion the "owner of the car" in which Clarence Snopes takes refuge from the dogs is apparently not one of the "they" who drive the Senator home and "fetch [him] a pair of dry britches" (138, 349).

1026 Unnamed Bystanders 2

These are the "two or three bystanders" on the street in The Reivers who help the sheriff subdue Boon after he shoots at Ludus (14).

522 Unnamed Bystanders 1

"Bystanders" is the term the narrator of Light in August uses for the people who watch Percy Grimm lose a fist fight with an "exsoldier" and, despite the veteran's request, refuse to break it up (450). These same people later remember the fight when they see Grimm wearing "his captain's uniform" as a member of the National Guard (451).

1025 Unnamed Butcher 2

In The Town Mrs. Widrington's dog eats meat "that Mr Wall Snopes's butcher ordered special from Kansas City" (380-81).

521 Unnamed Butcher 1

In "Centaur in Brass" an unnamed local butcher gives Tom-Tom one of last year's watermelons that has been in cold storage for a year; he is afraid to eat it himself. In giving it to a black man, he joins other white folks in Faulkner's fiction who give black people castoffs with no regard for what happens next.

1024 Unnamed British Officers 2

These are the British officers whom Chick refers to in Intruder in the Dust when he reminds his uncle Gavin what he once told him, "about the English boys not much older than me leading troops and flying scout aeroplanes in France in 1918" (200).

520 Unnamed British Officers 1

These are the British officers mentioned in "Ad Astra" who were placed in charge of the Indian soldiers serving in World War I. According to the subadar, when they ordered their troops to "'Go there and do this,' they would not stir" (415). A particularly dreadful consequence of their lack of responsible procedure is the death of almost an entire Indian battalion which advances on the enemy without loaded rifles.

519 Unnamed Boy Hunter|Narrator 10

In Go Down, Moses this character is Ike McCaslin, the novel's central figure, but in both "The Old People" and "The Bear," originally published as magazine stories before being revised and incorporated into the novel, he is a lot harder to name. In all three texts, he's a child of white privilege who has been taught how to conduct oneself as a hunter - which is to say, how to be the right kind of man - by Sam Fathers, mixed race son of a Chickasaw chief.

1023 Unnamed Boy 9

In The Town, as the meeting of aldermen breaks up, this boy "come burrowing through and up to the table and handed Lawyer something and Lawyer taken it" (92). "Laywer" is Ratliff's name for Gavin Stevens. The note is from Eula Varner Snopes.

1022 Unnamed Boy 8

In The Hamlet this fourteen-year-old boy has a "habit" of spying on Will Varner's affair with a tenant's wife; he reveals that "Varner would not even remove his hat" during their trysts (157).

1021 Unnamed Boy 6

In Light in August, this is the friend who upsets Christmas when he tells him and the other boys who hunt and fish together on Saturday afternoons about sexual intercourse, female desire, and menstruation. He also arranges the meeting in the shed with the Negro girl.

1020 Unnamed Boy 7

In "Vendee" and then again in The Unvanquished this boy, along with his mother, is a victim of Grumby. Described by Bayard as "almost as big as Ringo and me," the boy is "unconscious in the stable with even his shirt cut to pieces" after he was brutally whipped by Grumby and his men (102, 164).

1019 Unnamed Boy 5

This boy is one of Zilphia's schoolmates in "Miss Zilphia Gant." Sometime after she turns thirteen, she and this boy lie together for "a month" beneath a blanket in the woods, "in the mutual, dreamlike mesmeric throes of puberty," "rigid, side by side," and apparently without any intimate contact (374). He disappears from the story after Zilphia's mother discovers them together.

518 Unnamed Boy 4

In "Death Drag," this boy is afraid to return Mr. Harris' car to him after Ginsfarb skips town without paying for its use in the air show. He seems enterprising enough to take a quarter for returning the car and smart enough to know that Mr. Harris "might get mad" at being cheated (205).

1018 Unnamed Bookkeepers 2

The second set of "book-keepers" mentioned in The Town are women: two "girl book-keepers" employed by the Sartoris bank. Like the others on the staff, they receive "coca colas" at the bank's three o'clock closing hour (323).

1017 Unnamed Bookkeepers 1

In The Town, to find out "how a bank was run," Flem Snopes watches the men who "kept the books" at work (147).

1016 Unnamed Bookkeeper 2

In The Mansion this man, "one of the book-keepers" at Snopes's bank, lets Gavin Stevens in when he goes there after hours to warn Flem about Mink (416).

517 Unnamed Bookkeeper 1

In Light in August the bookkeeper in the office at the planing mill who tells Hightower that Byron has quit his job there also calls Byron a "hillbilly," which suggests he himself might be from town (413).

1015 Unnamed Bondsmen 2

In The Town, when Sheriff Hampton slaps Montgomery Ward, Montgomery Ward threatens to sue the Sheriff's "bondsmen"; as readers learned during the controversy over the missing brass from the power plant, public officials in Yoknapatawpha were 'bonded,' or required to have insurance against complaints of malfeasance in office (172).

516 Unnamed Bondsmen 1

The bondsmen to whom Jason Compson IV refers in the "Appendix" appear to monitor Jason's role as "guardian and trustee" (342). Jason is, presumably, guardian of Caddy's daughter, Quentin Compson, and entrusted with the finances of the Compson estate.

1014 Unnamed Boarders at Snopes' Hotel

In The Town the all-male transient residents of the Snopes Hotel are described by Gavin as "itinerant cattle drovers and horse- and mule-traders" who are in Jefferson on business and "juries and important witnesses" who stay there "during court term" (41). According to Gavin, these patrons are "incarcerated, boarded and fed" (41).

514 Unnamed Boarders at Mrs. Beard's

The men who stay at the Beard boarding house are mentioned in both Flags in the Dust and Light in August. The first novel describes them as traveling salesmen, jurors from out of town, weather-stranded countrymen, even two "town young bloods" who keep a room as a place for gambling. Besides Byron Snopes, some - bachelors identified as "clerks, mechanics and such" - live there more permanently (104).

515 Unnamed Boarders

In the "Appendix" these are the unnamed boarders - "juries and horse- and muletraders" - who live in the Compson house after it has been vacated by the Compsons (331) .

1013 Unnamed Carolina Blacksmith

In ""A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun the "blacksmith back in Cal'lina" who made the lock for Holston comes into the story when Ratcliffe proposes that the settlement pay him to make another lock to replace the one that is lost; he goes out of the story when Ratcliffe's idea is exploded by Pettigrew's intervention (212, 18).

1012 Unnamed Blacksmith

In "Barn Burning," Ab Snopes has his wagon worked on at the blacksmith shop across the road from the story's second general store. However, all we see the smith himself doing is "talking or listening" with Snopes and "a third man," about "crops and animals" and Snopes' earlier life as a horsetrader (19).

1011 Unnamed Town Wit 3

This is the local humorist in "Knight's Gambit" who comments on Sebastian Gualdres and Gualdres’s mare: “teaching it what, nobody knew, unless as a barber-shop wit said, since it was going to be blind, how to dodge traffic on the way to town to collect its pension” (178).

1010 Unnamed Men in Barber Shop 3

When Tug Nightingale attacks Skeets Magowan in the barbershop in The Mansion, "it takes all the barbers and customers and loafers" to subdue him (209). As the term "loafers" here indicates, the barbershop was one of the places in Jefferson where idling males congregated.

1009 Unnamed Men in Barber Shop 2

The "crowd" of "folks" in the barbershop in Light in August to whom Burch brags about hijacking whiskey includes Mr. Maxey and Captain McLendon as well as an unspecified number of customers - and because Christmas facetiously tells his partner that he is "keeping these folks from working," it must also include the barbers (80).

1008 Unnamed Men in Barber Shop 1

In "Hair" these customers gossip about Hawkshaw and Susan Reed as they are shaved by Mr. Maxey and Matt.

1007 Unnamed Barber 2

One of the two other barbers in Hawkshaw's shop in "Dry September"; he repeatedly says, "Jees Christ" (1973).

1006 Unnamed Barber 1

One of the two other barbers in Hawkshaw's shop in "Dry September"; he asks, "You reckon [Will Mayes] really done it to her?" (173).

1326 Unnamed Barbers 2

In The Mansion the "barbers" at the Memphis "barbers' college" that Virgil and Fonzo attend seem to talk about sex a lot (81).

513 Unnamed Barbers 1

In Light in August, when Christmas reaches Mottstown he stops first at "a white barbership" where "they shave him and cut his hair" (349) - the plural pronoun here is confusing; presumably only one barber does the work.

1005 Unnamed Barber 3

The town barber in Sanctuary listens silently while Clarence Snopes complains about the "Memphis jew lawyer" who wouldn't pay full price for the information he was trying to sell, then slyly lets Clarence know how little of his story he accepts at face value (266). His open-mindedness identifies this barber with Henry Hawkshaw, the man who owns the Jefferson barber shop in Faulkner's short story "Dry September," published a month before Sanctuary appeared - but the barber in the novel is not named.

1004 Unnamed Barber 5

In "Knight's Gambit," the Jefferson barber who joins the conversation about Gualdres' blind horse is "a neat dapper man with a weary satiated face and skin the color of a mushroom’s belly" (178).

512 Unnamed Barber 4

In "Hair" this is the unnamed barber who takes Hawkshaw's place at the barber shop after Hawkshaw marries Susan Reed and leaves Jefferson.

511 Unnamed Baptist Minister 4

In The Town, this Baptist preacher presides over Eck Snopes' funeral service.

1003 Unnamed Baptist Minister 5

In The Mansion the Baptist minister marries Essie Meadowfill and McKinley Smith (after "washing his hands and putting on his coat and tie," 383), and later performs his "glib and rapid office" when officiates at Flem's funeral (462).

1002 Unnamed Baptist Minister 2

In Sanctuary the local Baptist minister uses Lee Goodwin's evil ways as the occasion for a sermon. According to the report Horace heard, Lee was condemned "not only as a murderer" but for having a child "begot in sin" (128).

1001 Unnamed Baptist Minister 3

According to the account in Requiem for a Nun, this minister offers a prayer as part of the ceremony commissioning Sartoris' regiment at the beginning of the Civil War.

510 Unnamed Baptist Minister 1

Although Emily herself is an Episcopalian, this Baptist minister is "forced" by the "ladies" of Jefferson to pay her a pastoral visit rebuking her and Homer's public behavior; he "never divulges" what happened in when he confronted Emily, but he "refuses to go back" to her house again (126).

509 Unnamed Bank Customers 2

These are the bank "clients coming and going to leave their money or draw it out" that Flem watches in The Town (146). In class they range from the old county families with "ponderable deposits" in the bank (293) to "one-gallused share-croppers" whose typical net worth is a single bale of cotton (291).

999 Unnamed Bank Cashier 5

The "teller" at the Bank of Jefferson assists Ike McCaslin and Lucas Beauchamp when Lucas collects his inheritance from Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin in Go Down, Moses (106).

998 Unnamed Bank Cashier 6

In "Mule in the Yard" and again in The Town, the "teller" at the bank hands Mannie Hait her money when she cashes out her insurance settlement (253, 244). (There is also a "cashier" on hand at the time, so we create two characters - though usually the terms "teller" and "cashier" are synonymous.)

997 Unnamed Bank Customers 1

In Requiem for a Nun, Temple Drake's account of the confrontation between Nancy and the cashier mentions that "fifty people" were waiting to get into the bank when it happened (96).

996 Unnamed Bank Cashier 4

In The Mansion, the presence in the Snopes bank of this "professional cashier" - "imported from Memphis" - is a sign of post-World War II progress, the "industrial renascence and rejuvenation" that has reached "even rural Mississippi banks" (400).

995 Unnamed Bank Cashier 2

In Light in August, this cashier brings the sheriff the envelope that Joanna Burden deposited at the bank, addressed by her "To to be opened at my death" (294).

994 Unnamed Bank Cashier 3

In "Mule in the Yard" and again in The Town, this cashier tries to convince Mannie Hait to invest her settlement from the insurance company in bonds.

508 Unnamed Bank Cashier 1

In "Dry September" this cashier is a "widower of about forty - a high-colored man, smelling always of the barber shop or of whisky" - who takes up with Minnie Cooper in "Dry September" (174). He owns "the first automobile" in Jefferson, in which he and Minnie take drives, scandalizing the town (174). About four years after their relationship begins, he moves to Memphis, where he works in another bank and, according to Jefferson gossip, is "prospering" (175).

993 Stovall

In "That Evening Sun," Mr. Stovall, the cashier in the Jefferson bank and "a deacon in the Baptist church," knocks Nancy to the ground and "kicks her in the mouth" when she accuses him of having failed to pay her for sex (291). In Requem for a Nun, where Nancy reappears as a major character, Temple Drake re-tells this event; she does not name the man, but refers to him as a "pillar of the church" (96).

992 Unnamed Bandits

The bandits in "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun are "a gang - three or four - of Natchez Trace bandits" captured in the woods and confined in the settlement jail just long enough to stage an escape that adds a kind of shine to their image (201, 4-5). Local rumor suggests they may be associated with such historically famous bandits as the Harpes or Mason or Murrell, but the narrator seems to believe they were simply part of the "fraternity of rapine" that was a common element on the frontier (201).

991 Unnamed Bandit

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun, this bandit is part of the gang that is brought to the settlement; he claims that the sergeant who commanded the militia unit that captured him was "a former follower of his, the bandit's, trade" (5, 201).

990 Unnamed Bailiff 6

In The Town this bailiff "hollers 'Order! Order in the court!'" at Mink Snopes' murder trial when Mink calls for Flem instead of paying attention to the proceedings (86).

989 Unnamed Bailiff 2

In The Hamlet this bailiff tries to serve Flem his papers for a court appearance and is baffled when Flem refuses to acknowledge the suit against him (355).

988 Unnamed Bailiff 1

In Sanctuary, the bailiff in Lee Goodwin's trial calls the court into session and swears in Temple Drake before she testifies.

987 Unnamed Bailiff 5

In Requiem for a Nun, the "Bailiff" who commands "Order in the court!" in the play's brief first scene is not described at all (41). Our assumptions about his gender, race and class are based on the bailiffs who appear in courtrooms in other Yoknapatawpha fictions. We also assume that the "MAN'S VOICE" that opens the play, telling "the prisoner" from behind the theatrical curtain to "stand," also belongs to this Bailiff (38).

1333 Unnamed Bailiff 4

The 'bailiff' who appears in Intruder in the Dust is a product of Chick Mallison's imagination, as he fantasizes about how the character of the white population of Beat Four might be put on trial.

505 Unnamed Bailiff 3

The bailiff who appears in the trial scene in "Tomorrow" is not described, except by the actions he performs in the courtroom.

986 Unnamed Bank Auditors

When The Town retells the story of Byron Snopes' robbery at the Sartoris bank, it adds these two auditors to the account; they quickly discover the crime.

504 Unnamed Auditors

In the three texts that tell the story of Flem Snopes' attempted embezzlement - "Centaur in Brass," The Town and The Mansion - these are the accountants employed by the state, or perhaps the company that bonds local officials, to audit the books at the Jefferson power plant. The third text revises the account to add that their figures are incorrect.

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