Faulkner's second Indian story is set earlier than the main action of "Red Leaves." It takes on the question of miscegenation more directly, but outside the context of the Ikkemotubbe|Issetibbeha family - except to the extent that it falls to Ikkemotubbe (as Doom is called once in the story, 346) to oversee one of his slave's quests for justice. It goes deeper into Doom's own story, but its representation of his family is less developed. Doom's mother is mentioned merely to establish his relationship to the family's male line. Doom's "mother's brother" is simply called "the Man" (146); as in the earlier story, he is anxious about his nephew's ambition and "not very glad" to see him return to the tribe after a seven years' absence - for good reason: a day later both he and his unnamed son are dead (349). Doom is given another uncle here who does not appear in any other story, but his hasty abdication in the face of Doom's ruthless determination does not appreciably thicken the tale's representation of family.

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Doom - "A Justice"
Doom's Mother - "A Justice"
Sometimes-Wakeup - "A Justice"
The Man - "A Justice"
Unnamed Son of The Man - "A Justice"