Hill Two Miles from Jefferson (Location Key)


According to V.K. Ratliff, one of the narrators of The Mansion, Flem Snopes' father Ab "never had come no closer [to Jefferson] than that hill two miles out, where you could just barely see the water tank" (169) - an assertion that contradicts the account of him in The Hamlet. This hill is probably the same "final hill" on the road between Frenchman's Bend and Jefferson that is mentioned in Light in August, from which Lena Grove looks "across the valley" and sees "two columns of smoke" - one from the power plant's smokestack and the other from the fire at Joanna Burden's (29).

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