Interestingly, this short story begins with a census taker interviewing a black convict named "Samuel Worsham Beauchamp" about his ancestry (256). In the novel Go Down, Moses, which ends with "Go Down, Moses" the story, this man will turn out to be one of the two last descendants of the McCaslin family - but Faulkner still hasn't worked out the family connections. Also interestingly, the rest of the story connects this man, through the wife of "Luke Beauchamp" (261), to a different white family that formerly owned slaves, the Worshams. Mollie Beauchamp condemns Carothers Edmonds in scriptural terms - but this is Roth Edmonds, a 20th century landlord, rather than the antebellum Carothers McCaslin who in the later novel and in the ultimate census of Yoknapatawpha's characters is the "evil and unregenerate old man," as his grandson will put it, who becomes founding father of both the Edmonds and the Beauchamp lines.

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