Constable Skipworth

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Yoknapatawpha constables are stationed in each of the county's five Beats. They are paid "a dollar a prisoner every time [they] deliver a subpoena or serve a warrant" (62). Skipworth, the sheriff's constable who lives in and represents the law in Beat Four in Intruder in the Dust, is described as "a little driedup wizened stonedeaf old man not much larger than a boy" (37), but he is brave enough to take Lucas into custody to protect the black man from the anger of a white crowd, and to keep him locked in his house overnight until the Sheriff can get there.