Ab Russell's Farm (Location Key)


In The Sound and the Fury Jason follows the Ford with Miss Quentin in it from Jefferson to Ab Russell's farm, which he says is "about five miles" out of town (242). He sees Ab in his lot before spotting the empty Ford behind the barn. Ab's field is one of the few in Yoknapatawpha that have already been plowed; crossing it gives Jason a headache and confirms his belief in his status as a victim. This is as far as he gets from the Compson house all day, and is probably what he is referring to when back in town he says "I was within sixty-seven miles of [Memphis] once this afternoon" (245).

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