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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).

3400 Shreve MacKenzie|McCannon

Shreve is Quentin Compson's Canadian roommate at Harvard in two of Faulkner's greatest novels: The Sound and the Fury (where his last name is MacKenzie) and Absalom, Absalom! (where it's McCannon). In the first novel he's largely defined by his concern for Quentin's well-being, which apparently leads some of their fellow students in the novel (and has definitely led a few critics writing about the novel) to speculate that the bond between them may be homoerotic.

3399 Suratt, Oldest Brother of V.K.

V.K. Suratt's "oldest brother" appears briefly in Flags in the Dust as the person who taught him how "to chop cotton" fast if he wanted to keep from losing his toes (137).

3398 Suratt, Grandfather of V.K.

While drinking moonshine with Young Bayard and Hub in Flags in the Dust, V.K. Suratt tells them about the time Doctor Peabody amputated his "granpappy's laig," using whiskey as the anesthetic (136).

3397 Suratt, Family of V.K.

In the story V.K. Suratt tells in Flags in the Dust about Doctor Peabody amputating his grandfather's leg, he mentions that the whiskey and (presumably) the pain caused "granpappy" to "cuss and sing so scandalous" that "the women-folks and the chillen went down to the pasture behind the barn" until the operation was over (136). (Suratt himself appears frequently in the fictions, in the later ones as V.K. Ratliff. His character remains essentially the same, but in those later fictions the Ratliff family is different from this Suratt one.)

3396 Unnamed Negro Servants of Doctor Peabody

In Flags in the Dust, Dr. Peabody's household of black servants includes, to quote his dehumanizing description of them, "six or seven registered ones" as well as "a new yearlin' every day or so" (303). Like Abe, the only servant who is named, their main task seems to be assisting the gentlemen and ladies who come to fish at the doctor's pond.

3395 Unnamed Patients of Dr. Brandt

In Flags in the Dust the other people in the waiting room where Dr. Alford, Jenny and Old Bayard wait to see the Memphis specialist are described as "quiet" (246).

3394 Unnamed Negro Cane Mill Owner

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

3393 Unnamed Younger Generation in Jefferson

For a long time prior to 1904, at least according to Charles' account in The Town, "the young people" of Jefferson accepted the rule of their elders, but De Spain's candidacy for mayor "was the opportunity which that whole contemporary generation of young people had been waiting for, not just in Jefferson but everywhere," to change the status quo (12). As voters, this younger generation gives De Spain a landslide victory: "they had displaced the old dug-in aldermen and themselves rode into office as the city fathers on Manfred de Spain's coat-tails" (14).

3392 Unnamed Younger Bondsman

In The Town Ratliff calls the first man sent to Jefferson by the company that insures the bond on Mayor de Spain a "pleasant young feller" who realizes at the end of "one quick horrified day" that settling Gavin's law suit calls for someone with more experience (87).

3391 Unnamed People of Yoknapatawpha 11

The country people of Yoknapatawpha, the people who live outside Jefferson, have a smaller presence in The Town than in many other fictions, but as a group they are mentioned several times. For example, when Gavin Stevens starts campaigning for County Attorney, he "began to talk like the people he would lean on fences or squat against the walls of country stores with" (176).

3390 Unnamed Yankee Raiders

The Town refers to the "Yankee raiders" who were present in Mississippi during the Civil War as the stuff of "legend" - the legend of the treasure that remains hidden where the plantation owners supposedly buried their "money and plate" to keep them safe from these invaders (8). (In earlier Yoknapatawpha fictions, the Sartorises did bury their silver and Union troops did dig it up.)

3389 Unnamed Wounded Veteran of World War I

In The Town Charles mentions that "one of Captain McClendon's company was wounded in the first battle in which American troops were engaged and was back in his uniform with his wound stripe in 1918" (123). He is the first veteran of World War I to return to Jefferson. (Historically, this first battle was the Battle of Cantigny, 28 May 1918.)

3388 Unnamed Interior Decorator from Memphis

In The Town it is the wife of the furniture salesman in Memphis who knows what kind of furniture Flem wants for his new house, and she provides it. She is mentioned again as "the Memphis expert" who "learns Eula" what the home of a bank vice president should contain (173).

3387 Unnamed Wholesalers and Brokers

In The Town these grocery distributors accept Wallstreet's commercial methods and innovations as congenial to their own.

3386 Unnamed Firemen 3

In "Mule in the Yard" and again in The Town a fire engine full of "volunteer fire fighters" arrives too late to save Mrs. Hait's house, although the men are in time to "fling her dishes and furniture up and down the street" in the attempt (258, 252).

3385 Unnamed Veterans of World War I 1

In The Town these veterans who served in McLendon's company in the first World War return to Jefferson early in 1919, "except two dead from flu and a few in hospital," "all home again to wear their uniforms too around the Square for a while" (123).

3384 Unnamed Bachelors at the University of Mississippi

According to Ratliff's account in The Town, "there's a thousand extry young fellers all new and strange and interesting and male" at the University of Mississippi (271). Ratliff believes that among these young men might be Linda's future husband. Flem later thinks about this group as "a thousand young men, all bachelors and all male" - and a threat to his financial interest in Linda (304). (The University of Mississippi began admitting women in 1882.)

3383 Unnamed Two Witnesses

In his hypothetical account in The Town of the deal Flem made with Eula that allowed Linda to leave home, Gavin assumes the presence of "two witnesses waiting" outside the room until she is ready to sign the agreement he has drawn up (304).

3382 Unnamed Two Men at the Cotillion Ball

In The Town these two men attempt to help Gavin Stevens stand up after Manfred de Spain strikes him down (79).

3381 Unnamed Tenant Farmer

In his reconstruction of Flem moving his money to the Bank of Jefferson in The Town, Gavin imagines him being "stopped on the street one day" by this share cropper, "one still in the overalls and the tieless shirt . . . attached irrevocably by the lean umbilicus of bare livelihood . . . to the worn-out tenant farm" (281). He looks at Flem "with envy and respect (ay, and hatred too)" for having "wrenched himself free" of "the overalls and the grinding landlord" that define the costume and the world of a tenant farmer.

3380 Unnamed School Teacher 3

In The Town Miss Vaiden Wyott's colleague is watching when Wallstreet proposes to Miss Vaiden (153).

3379 Unnamed Suitors of Linda Snopes

These are the "young men" in The Town who do or someday might court Linda Snopes (297). They exist both in fact - "half the football and baseball teams escort her home from school in the afternoon and squire her in gangs to the picture show during her junior and senior high school years" (299) - and in Flem's mind, as the threat to his control over his daughter and her potential inheritance.

3378 Unnamed Enslaved People 4

In The Town Charles notes that Jefferson's Episcopal church, "the oldest extant building in town," and perhaps "the finest too," was "built by slaves" (321).

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).

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).

3375 Unnamed Resident of Oxford

In The Town Linda Snopes asks "someone" in Oxford to tell her who was "the nicest lawyer for her to go to" about drawing up a will (343). The novel says nothing about this "someone," but since Oxford is where Faulkner lived, and the lawyer whom this person recommends is Faulkner's close friend [Phil] Stone, to whom the novel is dedicated, it's fun to wonder if Faulkner wrote himself into the novel in the role of this "someone."

3374 Unnamed Railroad Owners

In The Town, I.O. Snopes refers, resentfully, to the men who own the railroad he regularly sues as "them cold hard millionaire railroad magnits" (i.e. magnates, 260)" - because when Mannie Hait's husband was killed on the track, they awarded all of the indemnity to her.

3373 Unnamed Man Who Questions I.O. Snopes

When I.O. blunders in The Town by saying "I reckon it's a few things I could tell a jury myself about - ," this unnamed man asks him, "Tell the jury about what?" (253).

3372 Unnamed Presbyterians and Episcopalians

According to The Town, the members of the Presbyterian and the Episcopalian churches in Jefferson constitute the two oldest congregations in the county, dating from "before the county was a County and Jefferson was Jefferson" (321).

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).

3369 Unnamed Newspaper Boys 2

These are the "two more boys" whom Wall Snopes hires in The Town to help his brother, Admiral Dewey, deliver newspapers and "handbills" around Jefferson (135).

3368 Unnamed Older Bondsman

This man, the senior of the two representatives from the company that bonds De Spain in The Town, has "gray hair" and comes to town wearing "striped britches and a gold watch chain big enough to boom logs with and gold eyeglasses and even a gold toothpick and the pigeon-tailed coat and the plug hat" (88).

3367 Unnamed Oil Company Executives

Only referred to generically in The Town as "the oil company," these faceless men "cuss Mr [Eck] Snopes" for his foolishness in blowing himself and one of their tanks up, but also give his widow $1000, "even if she had married a fool" (117).

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).

3365 Unnamed Tourists from the North

In The Town these undescribed Northern tourists admire Jefferson's Episcopal church and photograph it. Charles wonders at their attitude toward the church, "since they themselves had burned it and blown it up with dynamite in 1863" (321). As a Southerner, he's using a generic idea of 'Yankees' - whether Union troops in the Civil War or Northern tourists in the mid-20th century.

3364 Unnamed New Families in Jefferson

In The Town these families, including "engineers and contractors and such like" (380), moved to Jefferson with the city's modernization of its streets.

3363 Unnamed Neighbor Girl

After Matt Levitt's departure in The Town, Linda begins to go to and from school "with another girl who lived on the same street" (222).

3362 Unnamed Negro Train Porter 2

In The Town the porter accompanies the conductor as he signals for Byron Snopes's four children to board the train. (He could be the same man as the porter on the train that brought the children to Jefferson a few days earlier, but that is not made explicit.)

3361 Unnamed Negro Train Porter 1

Although he's usually the first employee off the train when it arrives in Jefferson, in The Town this porter on the train carrying Byron's children lets the conductor and the flagman exit the train first (377).

3360 Unnamed Negro Substitute Fireman

In The Town Tom Tom Bird's "substitute, who fires the boilers on Sunday" (26), also fills in for him when Tom Tom keeps lookout at home.

3359 Unnamed Negro Pullman Porters

Although they are unseen in The Town, Charles knows there are "pullman porters" on the train that arrives in Jefferson in Chapter 24 (377). Shortly after the Civil War a white man named George Pullman designed the original sleeper cars for passenger trains, and hired blacks, in many cases former slaves, to serve as the attendants in those cars.

3358 Unnamed Negro Railroad Porters

In The Town, these two men carry the medallion of Eula across the railroad platform to Gavin's car.

3357 Unnamed Negro House Servant 2

In The Town this "houseman in a white coat" performs general duties in for Manfred de Spain's house, and lives in Manfred's "late father's big wooden house" (14).

3356 Unnamed Negro Employees of the Holston House 1

This entry represents every "porter and waiter" on the staff of the Holston Hotel in The Town; according to Ratliff, they find the older bondsman from St. Louis so charming that they hang around his door, hoping for a chance to "wait on him" (88).

3355 Unnamed Negro "Least Boy"

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

3354 Unnamed Mule Buyers

According to The Town, I.O. Snopes sells mules to "farmers and widows and orphans black and white, for whatever he could get, down to some last irreducible figure" (245).

3353 Unnamed Men at Fight

This entry represents the men in The Town - described simply as "a few more men" - who watch the fight that Buddy McCallum arranges between his son Anse and Matt Levitt (207). Since Matt is from town and Anse from the country, these men could be from anywhere in Yoknapatawpha.

3352 Unnamed Members of Frenchman's Bend Church

In his hypothetical account in The Town of Flem's return to Frenchman's Bend in 1927, Gavin mentions the members of the church there, but only in the context of Mrs. Varner's authoritarian control of the "terrified congregation" and the "ministers" whom she "selects and chooses and hires" herself - she "fires them too when they don't suit her" (306). Still according to Gavin, one of these ministers was plowing "a cotton field" when she passed by in her buggy and noticed him: she ordered him "to go home and bathe and change his clothes" before she "ordained" him herself (306).

3351 Unnamed Members of Byron Society

Byron Societies were originally literary groups that met to read and discuss the works of George Gordon, Lord Byron. By the time of The Town, the Jefferson version of the Byron Society was essentially a social club for upper and middle class women. Like the Cotillion Club, membership in the Society confers social prestige.

3350 Unnamed Loafers

In The Town, these unnamed "loafers, Negro and white boys too," watch the Cotillion couples arrive at the Opera House (76).

3349 Unnamed Livery Stable Customers

Chick's father in The Town - Charles Mallison, Sr. - owns the town livery stable. He notes that because so "many of my customers use horses and mules for a living," it would be bad for his business if he owned an automobile (65).

3348 Unnamed Jewish Families

As exceptions to his portrait of the local population in The Town as Protestant ("Baptists and Methodists," 320), Charles mentions these "two Jews brothers with their families, who ran two clothing stores": "One of them had been trained in Russia to be a rabbi and spoke seven languages including classic Greek and Latin and worked geometry problems for relaxation" (320). These are the only Jewish inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha ever mentioned.

3347 Unnamed Jefferson Ministers 2

In The Town, along with the Episcopalian minister Mr. Thorndyke, these three "pastors" - identified as "the Methodist, the Baptist, the Presbyterian" - call on Gavin Stevens at the request of their congregations to offer Gavin their assistance with Eula's memorial service. Gavin calls them all "Doctor" (359), but in the distribution of names Charles' narration clearly distinguishes between the Episcopalian and the other three; Charles calls Thorndyke as "our" pastor - i.e.

3346 Unnamed Jefferson Mothers

The "mothers" of Jefferson appear as a distinct group several times in The Town. They bring their little children to the kindergarten class in which Wallstreet Panic and Admiral Dewey Snopes are already enrolled, for example. We also use this entry to refer to the larger group that Gavin refers to as "Southern mothers" - the women who want "their daughters" to attend college in Virginia (221).

3345 Unnamed Jefferson Masons

A secret fraternal order originating in medieval ritual, the Masons advocate charity and obedience. In The Town Eck Snopes was an active member among the Frenchman's Bend Masons, and Will Varner encouraged the Masons in Jefferson to find an appropriate job for Eck after his neck was broken. When Eck dies, the Masonic Lodge buries him, displaying their ritual "aprons" and "signs" at his funeral (117).

3344 Unnamed Jefferson Lady 2

This is the woman in The Town - identified only as "the second lady" - who condescendingly reproves Maggie Mallison for calling on Eula Snopes (53).

3343 Unnamed Jefferson Lady 1

This woman in The Town - identified by Charles' narrative only as "the first lady" (53) - reproves Maggie Mallison for calling on Eula Snopes.

3342 Unnamed Jefferson Housewives

In The Town Jefferson housewives eventually drive to Wallstreet's self-service grocery store to "seek his bargains and carry them home themselves" (157).

3341 Unnamed Jefferson High School Principal

This principal awards Wallstreet Panic Snopes his diploma in The Town.

3340 Unnamed Board of Aldermen

These aldermen are elected officials who (along with the town mayor) govern Jefferson. In The Town, the board of aldermen meets to consider Gavin Stevens' complaint against Mayor de Spain. (See also Unnamed Alderman in this index.)

3339 Unnamed Italian Consul

In The Town Gavin nags the Italian consul in New Orleans in an attempt to hasten the arrival of the medallion containing Eula's "carved marble face" (368).

3338 Unnamed Insurance Adjuster

In The Town this man comes to Jefferson to determine his company's liability for Mrs. Widrington's lost dog.

3337 Unnamed Imaginary Assassin

In Chapter 17 of The Town Gavin refers, hypothetically, to "some dedicated enthusiast panting for martyrdom in the simple name of Man" whom Flem could get to "shoot old Will some night" (302). The context suggests that this potential solution to Flem's problem is invented by Gavin as much if not more than by Flem.

3336 Unnamed Husbands and Beaus of the Ladies in the Club

In The Town these "husbands and beaus" reluctantly bought at least one corsage for their Cotillion Club partners, following Gavin's example (73).

3335 Unnamed Hired Driver 3

Unlike the other drivers in The Town, this one is imaginary. In his hypothetical account of Flem's trip to Frenchman's Bend in Chapter 17, Gavin describes the man who drives him as an outsider: his car "would not bear Yoknapatawpha County license plates" (305). (In Chapter 18, Ratliff describes how he himself drove Flem on that trip.)

3334 Unnamed Hired Boy

In The Town Wall Snopes hires this boy "to come before daylight on the winter mornings to build the fire and sweep" the grocery store (136).

3333 Unnamed Grocery Store Owner

This unnamed grocery store owner in The Town is young Wallstreet Panic Snopes' employer. In time, Wall becomes his partner.

3332 Unnamed Grandfather of Walter

According to Charles in The Town Walter's grandfather was a slave who "had belonged to Uncle Willy's grandfather before the Surrender" (167).

3331 Unnamed Grandfather of Uncle Willy

According to The Town, before the Civil War, Willy Christian's grandfather owned Walter's grandfather. The employer-employee relationship described in the novel between Willy and Walter has affinities with this master-slave relationship. (See also Hoke Christian's entry in this index. He is Willy's father in the story "Uncle Willy," and may have been the man Faulkner was thinking of when he created a grandfather for Willy.)

3330 Unnamed Biracial Concubines

In The Town Ratliff reports that Will Varner had three "mulatto concubines" - the "first Negroes" in Frenchman's Bend, "and for a time the only ones [Varner] would permit there" (289).

3329 Unnamed Biracial Grandchildren of Will Varner

Ratliff reports to Gavin in The Town that Will Varner had three biracial concubines, "the first Negroes in that section of the county and for a time the only ones he would permit there, by whom he now had grandchildren" (289).

3328 Unnamed Jurors 7

In The Town these jurors indict Mink Snopes for murdering Zack Houston.

3327 Unnamed Furniture Salesman

When he becomes vice president of the bank in The Town, Flem employs this salesman in a Memphis furniture store to provide him with appropriate home furnishings.

3326 Unnamed Friends of Linda Snopes

In The Town after Linda Snopes stops seeing Matt Levitt, she goes to the movies "with another girl or maybe two or three of them" (205).

3325 Unnamed Friends of Gavin Stevens

Gavin counts on these friends who live in New York to help Linda during her move to Greenwich Village. Ratliff says, "Lawyer had it all arranged, friends he knowed in Harvard to meet the train at the depot and take care of her, get her settled and ever thing" (367).

3324 Unnamed Minister in Frenchman's Bend

The minister who leads Eula's memorial service in Jefferson in The Town is "the old Methodist minister who had christened her thirty-eight years ago" in Frenchman's Bend; he is described as "an old man who had been a preacher all his adult life but would have for the rest of it the warped back and the wrenched bitter hands of a dirt farmer" (360). He is mentioned again in The Mansion, where Ratliff calls him "the old Methodist preacher that had baptised Eula" (163).

3323 Unnamed Masons in Frenchman's Bend

Uncle Billy's Frenchman's Bend Masons are in charge of Eck Snopes' funeral in The Town. (The first American chapters of the social order known as Freemasonry were organized in Pennsylvania in the early 18th century. Many of the Founders of the Revolutionary era were Freemasons, which is why the U.S. dollar includes masonic symbolism. Not long after the Revolution ended there were 'lodges' in all the states, but I confess it's surprising to think that such a small and impoverished place as Frenchman's Bend had its own chapter.)

3322 Unnamed French Prostitutes

As Ratliff explains to Charles in The Town, during World War I Montgomery Ward Snopes ran brothels in France. He began in a little town with "a young French lady he happened to know" (120; since Charles is only five at the time, Ratliff resorts to evasive terms), then set up a bigger brothel in Paris, "adding more and more entertaining ladies to that-ere new canteen he set up in Paris" (121). The ladies themselves are not described in any more detail. (Prostitution was legal in France at this time, though it was illegal to run a brothel.)

3321 Unnamed Fourteen-Year-Old Girl

In The Town this girl is discovered in an "empty cotton house" having sex with "schoolmaster" Snopes (43). (See also the Unnamed Eleven-Year-Old Girl who appears in The Mansion, and may be the same character.)

3320 Unnamed Residents of the Poorhouse 2

In The Town these poor people, who are housed by the county, know about Mr. Hait's death and have "heard that Mrs. Hait had got eight thousand dollars for him" (242).

3319 Unnamed Fish-Grabblers

'Fish grabbling' means catching fish underwater with one's bare hands. That's what these men in The Town are doing when they find Mink Snopes' shotgun in the slough where he had thrown it. (See also Unnamed Negro Who Finds Gun in this index.)

3318 Unnamed Fiance of Miss Wyott

In The Town Miss Vaiden Wyott mentions "her fiance" when she explains to Wall Snopes why she cannot accept his marriage proposal; all the text says about him is that she is sure that, if he and Wall ever met, they "would be friends" (154).

3317 Unnamed Federal Drug Inspectors

The federal drug inspectors who audit the narcotics in Uncle Willy's drugstore in The Town criticize him for his poor security of the morphine (163).

3316 Unnamed Father-in-Law of Wallstreet Snopes

Gavin speculates in The Town that this "small though thrifty farmer" (157) finds the money to save his son-in-law's business.

3315 Unnamed Directors of the Bank of Jefferson

In The Town Ratliff mentions "the directors of the Bank of Jefferson" - the other bank in town, rival to the Sartoris Bank - when he tells Gavin about Wallstreet Panic Snopes' business plans (152): they apparently authorized a loan to him.

3314 Unnamed Baptists and Methodists

The narrators in The Town refer in several ways to the morally self-righteous members of the community. They can be found among the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in Yoknapatawpha, but Baptists and Methodists are the county's principal white Protestant groups. Charles notes, for example, that "ours was a town founded by Aryan Baptists and Methodists" (320; there is no "Aryan" sect in the Baptist church - Faulkner may have meant 'Arian Baptists,' but if "Aryan" is deliberate, he is presumably using the adjective to mean 'white' or even 'white-supremacist').

3309 Unnamed Station Agent 3

In The Town Ratliff claims it was "the depot agent" who sent I.O. Snopes a printed train schedule - though he may have done that himself. (In "Mule in the Yard" the local man who sends I.O. the schedule is identified as the "town wag.") It is definitely an agent at the station, and so presumably the same man, who takes Flem Snopes' payment for freight charges on Eula's medallion.

3308 Unnamed Deceased Sheriff

In The Town Sheriff Hub Hampton's "office deputy," Miss Elma, is identified as the "widow of the sheriff Mr Hampton had succeeded last time" (183). This previous sheriff is not otherwise described.

3307 Unnamed Debtors

In Chapter 17 of The Town Gavin refers several times to the people who owe Flem Snopes money. He describes them variously as people owing "sums ranging from twenty-five cents to five dollars" (291); as people "who had been paying [Flem] the usury on five or ten or twenty dollar loans" (295); and as people against whom Flem holds "a usurious note or mortage" (299).

3306 Unnamed Spectators in Courtroom 3

A large crowd comes to watch Mink Snopes' trial for murder in The Town; people are "still crowding in long after they had run out of anything to set on" (86).

3305 Unnamed Countrywomen

In The Town, Gavin refers to the women - groups of "four or five or six ladies in sunbonnets" who live on "back-country roads" (240) - as the customers to whom Ratliff sells sewing machines, and from whom he has learned how to listen. Gavin's use of "ladies" is generous; these are the wives of the poor farmers who inhabit Yoknapatawpha's "back-country" in the fictions.

3304 Unnamed Countrymen 2

In The Town, the potential customers asking for directions to the Snopes Hotel are "country men" - men from the countryside outside Jefferson - who "were told simply to walk in that direction until they came to a woman rocking, and that was it" (42). (The woman is I.O. Snopes' wife. Faulkner here spells "country men" as two words, but our name spells it as one word, which Faulkner himself did elsewhere; see Unnamed Countrymen 1, for example, in this index.)

3303 Unnamed Country Girl

After Linda Snopes stops going out with Matt Levitt in The Town, he replaces her with "a country girl he had found somewhere" (206).

3302 Unnamed Cotillion Guests

The Jefferson couples who receive invitations to the Cotillion Dance in The Town represent the town's social elite. Charles describes their appearance as "crimped and frizzed in scarves and earrings and perfume and long white gloves like Mother or in claw-hammer coats and boiled shirts and white ties and yesterday's haircuts like Father and Uncle Gavin" (75-76).

3301 Unnamed Confederate Provost Man|Picket

Ab Snopes' Civil War wound was never received in battle, or even from a Yankee, but Faulkner provides several different accounts of the Confederate who shot him while he was stealing a horse and left him with a lifelong limp. In "Barn Burning" that man is identified as "a Confederate provost's man" (5). We are assuming this is the same person who shoots him in two other texts, which provide slightly different versions of Ab's wounding.

3300 Unnamed Jefferson Merchants and Professionals 4

These men in The Town are described as Jefferson's "storekeepers and doctors and lawyers and mayors and such as that"; their "quiet and peaceful" suppers are disturbed by the sound of Manfred De Spain's car when he passes by the Mallison house (62).

3299 Unnamed Residents of Wyott's Crossing

None of these people are mentioned as individuals in The Town, but Gavin and Charles pay a visit to this community, where the local population was "having some kind of a squabble over a drainage tax suit" (181).

3298 Unnamed Chinese Laundryman

This "Chinese laundryman" mentioned in The Town is the only Asian character who appears in Yoknapatawpha. Charles Mallison explains why, although he is not white, this man is in a category that is distinct from the one that the other non-white - i.e. Negro - inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha belong to: "And although the Chinese was definitely a colored man even if not a Negro, he was only he, single peculiar and barren; not just kinless but even kindless, half the world or anyway half the continent . . . sundered from his like and therefore as threatless as a mule" (321).

3297 Unnamed Carpenters

These workers begin remodeling Manfred de Spain's house after Flem purchases it in The Town. They are adding columns consistent with the stereotypical image of the antebellum mansion.