The Hamlet, 155 (Event)

Text: 
Page Number: 
155
Order within Page: 
4
First 8-10 words of event: 
Three months later, when the day came
Page Event Ends: 
156
Era: 
Turn of the Century (1890-1913)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 1898 to Saturday, September 10, 1898
Notes: 

Note: Date
There is an unresolvable contradiction in dates here. Text makes it clear that McCarron and Eula have sex in "the third summer" (p146). "Summer" could start as early as June 1, but not earlier; the discovery is made that Eula is pregnant "three months later" (p155) than than they have sex, which takes us to September. But at start of Book Two, it's "third week in September" (177) and yet Ratliff says it's been "29 days" (179) since Eula's marriage to Flem, which carries us back to August 16-23, but "three months" before that would carry us back to May 16-23, more or less, i.e. spring, not summer. We have chosen to rely on narrative's references rather than Ratliff's.
Checked 12/30/2016 JB

Summary: 

Three months later it is revealed that Eula is pregnant. Hoake and the other suitors disappear not just from Frenchman's Bend, but "from the country itself" (156).

Chronological Order: 
265.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Action: Fleeing; Theme: Pregnancy

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