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1732 Unnamed Sexual Partners of Miss Quentin

In The Sound and the Fury Miss Quentin, like her mother Caddy, is sexually active as a teenager (and also seems to be pregnant, as Caddy was with her, out of wedlock). Jason is sure that his niece makes herself available not only to all the "slick-headed jellybeans" (184) and "dam squirts" (188) in Jefferson but to "every dam drummer and cheap show [man] that comes to town" (239).

3191 Unnamed Sexual Partners of Nancy

In the last act of Requiem for a Nun Nancy tells Temple and Gavin that "any of them" might have been the father of the child she lost (219). "Them" refers to the various men she has had sex with, as both a woman and a prostitute.

1984 Unnamed Sexual Partners of Susan Reed

According to the narrator of "Hair," when Susan Reed became promiscuous, "she never drew any lines" - the males she went with included "schoolboys, married men, anybody" (135). None of these males appear directly in the story, but apparently everyone in town, except perhaps Hawkshaw, knows about them.

776 Unnamed Sheriff 1

The county sheriff in The Sound and the Fury is a man with "vigorous untidy iron-gray hair and his gray eyes were round and shiny like a little boy's" (301-02). He exercises his judgment - about Jason Compson in particular - when he refuses to help Jason chase after his niece on Easter Sunday. (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions.

784 Unnamed Sheriff 10

At the end of "Hand upon the Waters" the "sheriff of the county" visits Stevens to wrap up the details of Stevens' unofficial investigation. He tries to get Stevens to confirm that Joe murdered Boyd Ballenbaugh. Stevens does not take the bait. (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions.

477 Unnamed Sheriff 11

The unnamed county sheriff who appears in "A Point of Law" is not described in any detail. In the companion short story "Gold Is Not Always," the sheriff is only mentioned. When Faulkner combined these stories into the chapter in Go Down, Moses called "The Fire and the Hearth," he describes the sheriff who plays the same roles as "a tremendous man, fat" (62). We assume these are all the same character in Faulkner's imagination.

783 Unnamed Sheriff 12

In both versions of "Go Down, Moses" - the short story and the chapter of that name in the novel Go Down, Moses - Gavin Stevens briefly considers consulting "the sheriff" for help locating Mollie Beauchamp's grandson. There are three 'sheriff's in the novel, two unnamed ones (in "The Fire and the Hearth" and "Go Down, Moses"), and Sheriff Maydew in "Pantaloon in Black." They are essentially contemporaneous, but the text does not suggest any connection between any of them - so we have created three separate "Sheriff" entries.

782 Unnamed Sheriff 13

While the sheriff of Yoknapatawpha never appears in person in "Knight's Gambit," Robert Markey mentions him when he tells Gavin Stevens that "your sheriff will have to send someone" to help take Max Harriss into custody (232). Later Stevens mentions a different officer of the law when he instructs his nephew to send a message to the Memphis police that includes this phrase: "use police per request Jefferson chief if necessary” (214). While the county sheriff is a familiar character in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, there is no other mention in them of a "chief" of police.

3507 Unnamed Sheriff 14

After his experience with crime and punishment, the first time Mink buys a "soft drink" in The Mansion he imagines a sheriff will "come for him" if he takes the change from his purchase (287).

673 Unnamed Sheriff 2

The sheriff never appears in "Dry September," but is mentioned by Hawkshaw when he tries to prevent the lynching: "Let's get the sheriff and do this thing right" (172). (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions. Obviously in some of these cases - at least when the stories are set at more or less the same historical moment - Faulkner may be thinking of the same unnamed character, or one of the half dozen "Sheriff Hampton"s who also appear in the fictions, but from the texts themselves there is no way to establish that.)

777 Unnamed Sheriff 3

The county sheriff who appears in Sanctuary is "a fat man, with a broad, dull face"; he arrests Lee Goodwin in the first half of the novel, and then, just before Lee is lynched, expresses his hope that the crowd outside the jail "wont do anything" (293). (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions.

1995 Unnamed Sheriff 4

The county sheriff in "The Hound" is unnamed. He is described as "past middle-age," "a fat, slow man in denim trousers and a collarless white shirt" who smokes a corn cob pipe (156). At first he seems more concerned with his "supper" than with investigating Houston's disappearance (158), but that seems at least in part a disguise. He figures out how to identify and capture the killer, and transports him to jail with both professional care and human respect, while making sure that they eat on the way and also will be "home for supper" on time (163).

780 Unnamed Sheriff 5

The county sheriff who oversees the assessment and payment of property taxes on the Mardis-Holland property never appears directly in "Smoke." (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions. Obviously in some of these cases - at least when the stories are set at more or less the same historical moment - Faulkner may be thinking of the same unnamed character, or one of the half dozen "Sheriff Hampton"s who also appear in the fictions, but from the texts themselves there is no way to establish that.)

778 Unnamed Sheriff 6

This sheriff is only mentioned in "Skirmish at Sartoris" as a story and again as a chapter in The Unvanquished. After killing the two Burdens, John Sartoris tells his followers that he plans to find the sheriff and "make bond" (208). The office of Sheriff was different from the office of Marshal that is at stake in the election. (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions.

786 Unnamed Sheriff 7

In "Uncle Willy" the sheriff, the county's chief law enforcement officer, locks Willy's drugstore after the clerk has stolen most of its stock and disappeared. (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions. Obviously in some of these cases - at least when the stories are set at more or less the same historical moment - Faulkner may be thinking of the same unnamed character, or one of the half dozen "Sheriff Hampton"s who also appear in the fictions, but from the texts themselves there is no way to establish that.)

781 Unnamed Sheriff 8

In "Monk," the county sheriff is mentioned by negation, as a way to characterize the hill country in the eastern part of the county from which Monk hails: according to the narrator, the area is so dangerous to outsiders that not even the sheriff will go there. (Unnamed county sheriffs appear in fifteen different Yoknapatawpha fictions.

775 Unnamed Sheriff 9

The antebellum "sheriff of the county" who leads the "posse" that follows and then arrests Sutpen on suspicion of having committed some kind of crime (34, 35) in Absalom! is probably not Major de Spain, who is the county sheriff in the years immediately following the Civil War.

1603 Unnamed Ship Captain 1

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

1418 Unnamed Ship Captain 2

The captain of the slave ship that carries the servant "to America" in "Red Leaves" is described as "drunken" and from "New England" (330). During the voyage, he reads the Bible to the slaves he is transporting.

3005 Unnamed Shopkeepers in Jefferson

The "them" in the phrase "made them return her money" is the only reference in "Miss Zilphia Gant" to the people who own or work in the store where Mrs. Gant bought and then brought back a miniature cook stove (373).

1902 Unnamed Shoppers in Pensacola

In Sanctuary the "customers" in the "self-service" Pensacola grocery store are seen "moving slowly along a railing in single file" (306).

1734 Unnamed Show Cook

In The Sound and the Fury the old "man in a dirty apron" Jason spots at the train carrying the traveling show in Mottson is probably a cook. Though smaller than Jason, he becomes a "puny fury" when he feels Jason has insulted him, driving to get to his "butcher knife" and then attacking Jason with a "rusty hatchet" (309-10). As the owner of the show later tells Jason, warning him to stay away from the show, "That damn little wasp'll kill you" (312).

1736 Unnamed Showman

In The Sound and the Fury to refute his niece's accusation that he has been following her, Jason invents a story about the "showman" who borrows his car to chase after his "sister's husband" (258).

1737 Unnamed Showman's Brother-in-Law

As part of his fiction about loaning his car to a showman in The Sound and the Fury, Jason invents an adulterous "brother-in-law" involved with "some town woman" (258).

1738 Unnamed Showman's Sister

In The Sound and the Fury, as part of his fictional alibi, Jason invents this "sister" of the fictional "showman" who borrows his car; her equally invented husband is supposedly involved with "some town woman" (258).

115 Unnamed Siblings of Doom

In "Red Leaves" Doom is described as "one of three children" (317), but the narrative does not say if his siblings are male or female.

3234 Unnamed Sister of Devries

The sister of Devries in "By the People" and The Mansion is, like her brother, not from Yoknapatawpha but a county further east; she comes to the picnic at Varner's Mill to watch her brother announce his candidacy, bringing her twin sons with her.

2883 Unnamed Sister of Herman Basket

The phrase the narrator of "A Courtship" uses to describe Herman Basket's sister - "she walks in beauty" - sounds faintly 'Indian' but is actually borrowed from Lord Byron (362). Or "sat in it, that is," he adds - which sounds pretty risque, though becomes less so when he adds that she doesn't walk at all "unless she had to" (362). Like Eula Varner in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, she is lazy and slovenly but exercises an irresistible power over all the men who see her. While she is at the center of the story's courtship plot, she does not actually speak a single word in it.

2632 Unnamed Sister of Ratliff

In The Hamlet Ratliff's widowed sister keeps house for him in Jefferson. Neither her first nor her married name is mentioned. While there is little to define her physical appearance, Faulkner describes her "mute and outraged righteousness" when she is forced to live with Mink Snopes' wife and her two children (286). She is offended that Ratliff permits Mink's wife to do some of the housework (287).

470 Unnamed Sister of Rosa Millard

Readers meet Granny's sister Louisa Hawk, who lives in Alabama, but both "Retreat" and The Unvanquished refer to another sister, who is neither named nor described but only mentioned: Granny explains the trip she's taking by saying that "My sister lives in Memphis, we are going there" (24, 56). Since "Millard" is Granny's married name, we have no way of knowing the name of her sister; however, she may be the mother of Cousin Melisandre who appears in "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek."

2346 Unnamed Sister of Uncle Willy

Willy Christian's sister in "Uncle Willy" was, like him, born in Jefferson, but she "married an oil millionaire" and now lives in Texas (225). She feels enough concern for her brother's morphine addiction to return to Jefferson on one occasion, and for her family's local reputation to pay the woman Willy marries to leave town on a subsequent occasion.

2721 Unnamed Sister|Niece of Mrs. McCaslin

In "Delta Autumn," this woman, Ike McCaslin's "dead wife's niece," lives in his house in Jefferson with her children and looks after him during the fifty weeks of the year he is not in the woods (274). In Go Down, Moses this same woman is called his "dead wife’s widowed niece" near the end (335), but in the first mention of her, in the very beginning of the novel, she is "his wife's sister" and his "sister-in-law" (6). Faulkner either mis-remembered the story when he wrote "sister" or forgot to change "niece" to "sister" later.

2320 Unnamed Six Mottstown Men

These are the Mottstown men who carry Rodney's body to his father's house in "That Will Be Fine"; Georgie says, "I could look back and see the six men in the moonlight carrying the blind with the bundle on it" (286).

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).

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).

2254 Unnamed Slave at Sutpen's

In "Wash" this "house servant" - also called a "Negress" - is "one of the few Negroes who remained" at Sutpen's after the Sherman and the "Federal troops" had passed through (537). She refuses to allow Wash Jones to enter the Sutpen mansion while Sutpen is away at the war - not even by way of "the kitchen steps" (537). (Her treatment of Wash anticipates the character of Clytemnestra in Absalom, Absalom!, but there is no hint in the story that she is related to the white family she serves.)

3806 Unnamed Slave Buyers

When Mr. Compson describes how Charles Bon initiates Henry Sutpen into the secrets of white male upper class life in New Orleans by taking him to the place where white-featured enslaved women are sold to men who will use them for sex, he describes the "young men" whom Henry sees with a series of adjectives: "elegant," "trim," "predatory" and "(at the moment) goatlike" (89). Bon - or at least, Mr. Compson's version of Bon - later refers to this group as "the thousand, the white men" who "made, created and produced" the white-featured female slaves whom they purchase (91).

1420 Unnamed Slave of Doom

In "Red Leaves" Doom had a slave as a personal servant. At his death many years earlier, this unnamed slave also ran away to avoid being killed and buried with his master - but he too was pursued and captured.

3192 Unnamed Slave of German Blacksmith

In Requiem for a Nun the slave "belonging to the German blacksmith" is one of the men who help to build the courthouse (24).

1604 Unnamed Slave of J.E.B. Stuart

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

2459 Unnamed Slave of Pettibone

This character only appears in Absalom! at third-hand, when Sutpen remembers what he heard his father saying about how he and some other poor white men "whupped one of Pettibone's niggers" (187). In response to Sutpen's question about who this slave was or what he "had done," the father replies only that he is "that goddamn son of a bitch Pettibone's nigger" (187).

3193 Unnamed Slave Owners

According to the history of Jackson in Requiem for a Nun, the "Anglo-Saxon pioneer" (81) was followed by wealthier settlers who built the "river towns" like Vicksburg and Natchez, "men with mouths full of law, in broadcloth and flowered waistcoats, who owned Negro slaves and Empire beds" (82). Included in this group is the first planter to grow cotton in the region - "someone brought a curious seed into the land . . . and now vast fields of white" covered the land (83).

1421 Unnamed Slave Trader

In "Red Leaves," Issetibbeha sells forty slaves to "a Memphis trader" to get money to go to Europe (320). It's not clear if this trader travels to Yoknapatawpha or if Issetibbeha travels to Memphis.

2192 Unnamed Slaves at Burden Place

When he returns to the Burden place after Lena's baby is born in Light in August, Hightower has a brief vision of the antebellum plantation that it once was, and in particular of "the rich fecund black life of the quarters," the "fecund [enslaved] women" and their "prolific naked children" (407).

1713 Unnamed Slaves at Compsons'

While chasing his niece across the Yoknapatawpha countryside Jason thinks about the "slaves" that "my people" used to own; in his mind slave-owning is a source of pride, a symbol of the Compsons' high social standing (239).

2255 Unnamed Slaves at Sutpen's

These are the enslaved people in "Wash" who call Wash "white trash behind his back" (536), and to his face pointedly ask him "Why ain't you at de war, white man?" (537). When they do that, Wash can see their "white eyes and teeth behind which derision lurked" (537). "Most" of Sutpen's slaves leave to follow the Union army toward freedom after "Sherman passes through the plantation" (537).

2728 Unnamed Slaves in Delta

Both "Delta Autumn" and the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses briefly describe the process by which generations of planters created the plantation agriculture of the Delta. Before the Civil War it was these "gangs of slaves" who provided the labor force which turned the wilderness into cotton fields (270, 323).

3194 Unnamed Slaves in Jackson

Requiem for a Nun mentions the "Negro slaves" who belonged to the men who settled the territory around what became Jackson (82), but as is also the case with most of the "slaves" in Yoknapatawpha it mentions, these enslaved people are not described in any way.

2461 Unnamed Slaves of Families of the University Grays

When in Absalom! the "fathers and mothers and sisters and kin and sweethearts" of the students who are forming themselves into the University Grays travel to Oxford, they bring "food and bedding and servants" (97). 'Servants' is unquestionably a euphemism for 'slaves.'

1395 Unnamed Slaves of Grenier|Old Frenchman

The narrators of "A Name for the City" and Requiem for a Nun note that the first slaves brought into Yoknapatawpha belonged to Grenier, a man better known as the Old Frenchman. The slaves who worked on his huge plantation before the Civil War appear, though tangentially, in "Lizards in Jamshyd's Courtyard" and again in The Hamlet.

1383 Unnamed Slaves of Indians 1

The Negro slaves owned by the Indian tribe in "Red Leaves" are described almost exclusively as a group: "a single octopus. They were like the roots of huge tree uncovered, the earth momentarily upon . . . its lightless and outraged life" (315). They adhere to their African customs, and keep ceremonial artifacts in the central cabin. The narrative characterizes them chiefly by their "fear" and "smell" (315), and the various rituals, including drumming and dancing, they practice.

1384 Unnamed Slaves of Indians 2

In "Red Leaves" these are the forty slaves who are sold by Issetibbeha to a Memphis trader. He uses the money to go to Europe.

1424 Unnamed Slaves of Indians 3

When Issetibbeha takes over the tribe in "Red Leaves" he puts the "young Negroes" in the cabins to "mate" (320) and produce children whom he can sell.

1207 Unnamed Slaves of Indians 4

In "A Justice" Doom and the Chocktaws own a sizable number of black slaves. Four of them are briefly traded - along with the six slaves he has recently won on the steamboat from New Orleans - to two unnamed white men for the grounded riverboat which Doom then has moved by slaves to his plantation.

1382 Unnamed Slaves of Indians 5

These are the six slaves won by Doom in "A Justice" during the steamboat trip back from New Orleans. Two of them, a wife and a husband, play major roles in the story and have their own character entries.

2880 Unnamed Slaves of Indians 6

A number of Mississippi Indians did own slaves, and in "Red Leaves" and "A Justice," Faulkner's other Indian stories, he explores this theme in detail. In "A Courtship," however, it only appears in the narrator's brief mention of the black people whom Ikkemotubbe brings with him when he returns to the plantation three years after the story's main events: the "eight new slaves which we did not need" (363), later referred to as "the eight more slaves which we had no use for" (379).

3377 Unnamed Slaves of Issetibbeha

Gavin briefly mentions these people in his vision of Yoknapatawpha in the past in The Town: the slaves who belonged to Issetibbeha, a Chickasaw chief (331).

1462 Unnamed Slaves of McCaslins 1

In a passage Faulkner added to "Retreat" when the story was published as a chapter in The Unvanquished, Bayard describes the unconventional way Buck and Buddy treat the large number of enslaved people they inherited from their father. The two white slave-owners move out of the "big colonial house which their father had built" (46), and use it instead to house the slaves; as long as they do so surreptitiously, these slaves are allowed to leave every night.

2794 Unnamed Slaves of McCaslins 2

In Go Down, Moses Carothers McCaslin owned a number of slaves, including the ones he brought with him from Carolina and the ones he fathered; those named slaves have their own entries. This entry represents the rest of the enslaved people on the McCaslin plantation. Old Carothers' sons Buck and Buddy, are reluctant to buy Tennie from Hubert Beauchamp because they "had so many niggers already" (7), but their reluctance extends to other aspects of slave-owning as well.

3376 Unnamed Slaves of Mohataha

Like other Indian tribes in the old South, the Indians of Yoknapatawpha own slaves in various Faulkner fictions. The slaves of the Chickasaw who appear in "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun are specifically referred to as the slaves of Mohataha, Ikketubbe's mother who rules the tribe in those texts. In the short story and in Act I of the novel, these enslaved people purchase items at the Indian agency-store in the settlement (17).

1243 Unnamed Slaves of Sartorises 1

Simon Strother, who was born a slave just before the Civil War began, provides the only depiction in Flags in the Dust of the enslaved men and women who 'belonged' to the Sartoris family. It occurs when he tells Dr. Peabody how the birth of Bayard and Narcissa's son will bring back "de olden times" (391). As his example of those times, he describes "de niggers fum de quawtuhs gethered on de front lawn, wishin' Mistis en de little marster well" when his "Mars' John's" son Bayard was born in 1849 (392).

668 Unnamed Slaves of Sartorises 2

None of The Unvanquished stories ever refer directly to the slaves who worked for the Sartorises in the fields. In "Vendee" as both a short story and a chapter in the novel, Ab Snopes tells Bayard that Rosa Millard's death came as a result of what Ab and Rosa were doing "for [Bayard's] sake and his paw and them niggers" (109, 174).

1242 Unnamed Slaves of Sartorises 3

In Requiem for a Nun these are the "slaves" that John Sartoris brings with him, along with "gear and money," when he first arrives in Yoknapatawpha (35). In this novel none of them are given a name or any other individuality.

2460 Unnamed Slaves of Sutpen 1

As the proprietor of the largest plantation in Yoknapatawpha, Sutpen owned a much larger group of slaves than his original twenty slaves from the Caribbean and the additional several slaves whom the narrator specifically refers to. Absalom! notes, for example, that over the years the "wild" Negroes whom Sutpen "had brought into the country" mix with other enslaved Negroes - "the tame which was already there" (67).

2793 Unnamed Slaves on Beauchamp Plantation

The Beauchamp property in Go Down, Moses is a large cotton plantation, with an unspecified but clearly large number of slaves who work either in the house or in the fields. "Four or five" of these slaves appear in "Was" when they bring horses for the hunt for Tomey's Turl. During the Civil War most of them leave; according to the narrator, the "ones that didn't go" are the ones that their master, Hubert Beauchamp, "could not have wanted" (287).

2065 Unnamed Small Boy with Goat

In "Lizards in Jamshyd's Courtyard" this polite "small boy in overalls" whom Suratt sees beside the barn three miles from town does not get his joke about Flem and goats (140).

3595 Unnamed Small Boys

In The Mansion these "small boys" trespass onto Meadowfill's property to raid his "few sorry untended fruit trees" (362).

3098 Unnamed Smugglers

When telling his nephew about the Russian woman whom he knew in Paris after the First World War in "Knight's Gambit," Gavin Stevens refers, elliptically, to the way her escape from Moscow was arranged by "different collectors" whom she "paid by installments, over a long time" afterward (247).

2709 Unnamed Social Worker

The younger of two Jefferson women in "Two Soldiers" who take charge of the young Grier boy and help him get to Memphis. She may simply be a concerned member of the community (the "fur coat" she wears suggests a lady rather than a public employee, 91) but she does carry a "hand satchel" with papers in it, and tells the boy "we must have a case history for our files" (91).

1758 Unnamed Soda Fountain Clerk

When Minnie Cooper starts drinking in "Dry September," the "youth" who supplies her with whiskey is identified as "a clerk at the soda fountain" (175). (Selling liquor was illegal in Yoknapatawpha, except that doctors and drugstores could dispense it for medicinal purposes, which probably explains how this clerk has access to the alcohol.)

3625 Unnamed Soldier in Memphis

In "Two Soldiers" this is the first soldier that the Grier boy speaks to in Memphis. He is wearing an "arrerhead on his sleeve" (94), so he is possibly a member of the 36th Infantry Division ("Arrowhead"), which was activated on November 25, 1940.

2710 Unnamed Soldier Who Drives Car

At the request of Mrs. McKellogg, a soldier driving "a big car" takes the Grier boy home from Memphis in "Two Soldiers" (99).

2462 Unnamed Soldiers in the University Grays

In Absalom! Henry and Bon enlist and serve in the Confederate company organized at the start of the Civil War by "their classmates at the University" (69). According to Mr. Compson, its men come from across the entire class spectrum: "rich and poor, aristocrat and redneck" (97), and the flag they carry toward the fighting was sewn a few stitches at a time by "the sweetheart of each man in the company" (98).

1272 Unnamed Soldiers in Yoknapatawpha Regiment

Colonel Sartoris' first military command was the regiment that he raised at the beginning of the Civil War. According to Uncle Buck McCaslin in "Retreat," Sartoris "bought and paid for" it, which presumably means that Sartoris underwrote the costs of arming and equipping the unit, though no further details about that process are provided (21).

2028 Unnamed Soldiers Who Write Letters

Near the end of the First World War, the assignment of the narrator of "All the Dead Pilots" is to read letters going from the front back home to make sure they don't reveal any military information. He seems to have real sympathy for both the soldiers and the recipients of "the scrawled, brief pages of transparent and honorable lies to mothers and sweethearts" (512).

3371 Unnamed Somebody at City Hall

This is the "somebody at the City Hall" in The Town who is informed about the missing brass fixtures at the power plant and calls in "the auditors" to investigate the matter (31).

3057 Unnamed Someone 1

This is the person in Light in August who, sometime after Grimm fires the shots that kill Christmas, covers the five gunshot holes in his body "with a folded handkerchief" (464). It seems safe to say that this "someone" is a man, but not even that is explicitly said.

2383 Unnamed Someone 2

This is the "someone (not General Compson)" in Absalom! who is in Jefferson in 1833 on the day Sutpen arrives and who looks into his covered wagon to see what or who is there (27).

2384 Unnamed Someone 3

This is the "someone else" in Absalom! who, Rosa says, was "kind enough" to tell her Sutpen was dead (139).

2417 Unnamed Someone 4

To explain his father's decision to move east to the Tidewater, Sutpen speculates in Absalom! about a "somebody" who might have influenced the decision, and comes up with three different possibilities: "somebody, some traveler," who praised the quality of life in the Tidewater; or "perhaps somebody his father knew once . . . [who] happened to think about him; or "someone kin to him . . . [who] had sent for him" (181). Sutpen's musings here resemble the novel's larger pattern of speculation, as Rosa, Mr.

2648 Unnamed Someone 5

This "somebody" in The Hamlet hears De Spain "passing in the road" as he hurries toward his burning barn (18).

2627 Unnamed Someone 6

This "someone" in The Hamlet finds the buggy whip which either Eula Varner or Hoake McCarron lost when they were assaulted by the unnamed suitors (153).

3366 Unnamed Someone 7

This person in The Town is first to notice that one of Byron's children is wearing the collar from Mrs. Widrington's missing dog: "One day the four Snopes Indians came out of Christian's drugstore and somebody passing on the street pointed his finger and hollered 'Look!'" (381).

1962 Unnamed Son of Captured German Aviator

In "Ad Astra," because of the War, this young son of the captured German aviator, who lives in Bayreuth with his mother, has never seen his father.

255 Unnamed Son of Ikkemotubbe

This character is one of the more elusive in Faulkner's fiction. The Harpers Magazine version of "The Old People" creates an ambiguity when it says that "almost a hundred years ago" Ikkemotubbe sold "his own son" to a white planter, the great-grandfather of the narrator on whose farm Sam lived for most of his life (203). Since Sam is "seventy" years old (202), he could not be this man, and would have to be this man's son.

156 Unnamed Son of James Beauchamp's Son

The young woman who has an affair and a child with Roth Edmonds in Go Down, Moses tells Ike that her father died while his family lived in Indianapolis. No mention is made of her mother. One of her "folks" is a child of James Beauchamp, and so descended from Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin, but we cannot say definitively that it was her father rather than her mother (343). (In the magazine version of "Delta Autumn," the young woman and her family are not connected to the McCaslin-Beauchamp-Edmonds family, so her father in that story has his own entry in the database.)

2193 Unnamed Son of Lena Grove

This boy is born in Joe Christmas' cabin on Joanna Burden's property on the same day that Christmas is lynched in Jefferson in Light in August. When Hightower asks his name, Lena says "I aint named him yet" (410). Joe's grandmother, who is there at his birth, calls him "Joey," confusing him with the child who was born to her daughter Milly, whom she has not seen since he was a baby over thirty-six years ago (397). Lena's baby's father has abandoned him, but at the end of the novel Lena is taking him with her as she resumes her travels.

126 Unnamed Son of Moketubbe

The unnamed son of Moketubbe is identified as an "eight-year-old" in "The Old People" and in Go Down, Moses (202, 158) and as "Moketubbe's little son" in "A Courtship" (363). He should have grown up to succeed his father as the chief of the tribe. However, in all three texts he dies within the same sentence in which he is first mentioned and within a few days after Ikkemotubbe, his father's cousin, returns to the tribe from New Orleans with a white powder that kills at least a puppy - and probably, though none of the texts say so explicitly, this child.

3553 Unnamed Son of Negro Congregant

Albert tells Mink that this son of the black woman who worships with the white members of Goodyhay's congregation "had it too just like the rest" (305). The Mansion explains what "it" is when Albert adds "even if they didn't put his name on the same side of the monument" with the whites: "it" seems to be that her son was killed fighting during World War II (305).

3401 Unnamed Son-in-Law of Deacon

In The Sound and the Fury Deacon tells Quentin that the reason he marched in the parade "on that Wop holiday" (presumably Columbus Day, 98) was to help his son-in-law "get a job on the city forces" as a "street cleaner" (98). Deacon also calls him "that son of a bitch," and implies he's very lazy (99).

3195 Unnamed Sons of Cecilia Farmer

After the Civil War and her marriage in Requiem for a Nun, Cecilia (nee Farmer) becomes "the farmless mother of farmers (she would bear a dozen, all boys . . . ), bequeathing to them in their matronymic the heritage of that invincible inviolable ineptitude" (203).

2730 Unnamed Sons of Farmers

In "The Bear" the narrative notes that "in April" school is always let out "so that the sons of farmers could help with the land's planting" (291).

3196 Unnamed Southern "Aristocrats"

The cotton economy created what Requiem for a Nun calls "its own parasitic aristocracy," which includes "merchants and bankers" and "lawyers" as well as the planters who live "behind the columned porticoes of the plantation houses" (179).

3808 Unnamed Southern Lady

Mr. Compson creates this profile of "a Southern lady" in Absalom, Absalom! while telling Quentin about Rosa Coldfield's behavior after her sister Ellen dies (68). According to his misogynistic generalization, the "Southern lady" is "like a vampire" in the way she will feed herself and her idea of what she is entitled to off the lives of her relatives or in-laws (68).

2194 Unnamed Southern Prostitutes and Madams

During his fifteen years on the road, Joe has sex with many prostitutes. In what the narrative calls "the (comparatively speaking) south," whenever he doesn't have money to pay them, he tells them afterward that he is "a negro" - a kind of race card that apparently puts the transaction so far outside the bounds that all Joe risks by asserting it is a cursing from "the woman and the matron of the house" (224).

2796 Unnamed Southern Wives and Daughters

In his conversation with his cousin Edmonds in Part 4 of "The Bear" in Go Down, Moses, Ike refers to the "wives and daughters" of the plantation owners who fed and nursed their sick slaves both in "their stinking cabins" and, "when they were very sick," in "the big house itself" (271).

2463 Unnamed Southern Writers

In Absalom! Rosa Coldfield mentions the "many Southern gentlemen and gentlewomen" who are members of "the literary profession" (5). She does not name any names, but genteel fiction and poetry by Southern authors were staples of the national magazines around the turn into the 20th century.

2195 Unnamed Southerners Who Lived in North

When describing the people who gather to stare at Joanna's murdered body and her burning house, the narrator of Light in August refers, briefly but very specifically, to three categories of people who are not just from the county or the "immediate neighborhood" or from town (287): one of these categories consists of "southerners who had lived for a while in the north" who, like "the poor whites" and "the casual Yankees," identify the crime as the work of "Negro" and actually "hope" that Joanna had been "ravished" as well as murdered (288).

3197 Unnamed Spaniards

According to the history of Jackson in Requiem for a Nun, not long after the Mississippi River was explored to its mouth, "a thousand Spaniards come overland from the Atlantic Ocean"; over the next period of time "the Spaniard" alternates with "the Frenchman" as the main inhabitant of the place (81). Historically, this land was claimed and ruled over by Spain several different times between the 1540s and the later 18th century.

3058 Unnamed Spanish Authorities in Mexico

The messenger in Light in August who tells Nathaniel Burden’s family about the "trouble" he got into in Mexico refers to the Mexicans as "them Spanish" and alludes to their animus against “white men” (244). He obviously thinks of Hispanic/Spanish as non-white, but our database follows the practice of identifying both Hispanic and Spanish racially as 'white.'