Jim Avant

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Avant, Jim
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Among the well-known sportsmen who come to Parsham every winter for the "National Trials" of pedigree bird dogs in The Reivers, Lucius mentions four names. Two are identifiable as real men (Horace Lytle and Paul Rainey). "Mr Jim Avant from Hickory Flat" has not been identified yet, but Hickory Flat is a real town in northern Mississippi, making it possible if not likely that "Jim Avant" is a real hunter, perhaps someone Faulkner knew personally (189).

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