The "Luster" who accompanies Quentin and his father as a groom on the hunting expedition that takes them to the Sutpen family graveyard has to be a member of the Gibson family. His character resembles the "Luster" whom Faulkner created earlier in The Sound and the Fury (1929). But that "Luster" wasn't born until a few years after Quentin dies, a detail that Faulkner seems to have forgotten. There would have been no inconsistency if one of Luster's uncles - Versh or T.P. - appeared in Absalom!, but as it is this is another instance of Faulkner's inconsistency with even some of the recurring characters in his Yoknapatawpha saga. No other Gibson or Compson servant appears in this novel.

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