The Compsons remain basically offstage in this novel, mentioned but not seen. The General's name comes up in connection with the hunting camp in the big woods, and his wife, Mrs. Compson, is identified as the person who gave Old Het the hat she has worn for fifty years. More intriguingly, it is the next Mrs. Compson, the widow of the General's son, who owns the building in which Montgomery Ward Snopes sells pornography. The only member of the next generation mentioned is her son Jason, who collects the rent from him "prompt on time" every month (159). Jason is the only member of the Compson family who ever appears in an event together with a Snopes.

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