Nancy's Cabin (Location Key)


Nancy's cabin appears only once in Faulkner's fiction. In "That Evening Sun" it is down the lane that runs from the back of the Compson house, across a ditch and under a fence that Nancy and the Compson children stoop down to pass. It is protected by a door with a wooden bar and warmed by a small hearth, before which a chair sits. It has a notable smell, at times mysterious and other times coming from the wick of a globular lamp. There is a table that on one occasion held a bloody hog bone. To the white children, it is a much more sinister place than Dilsey's cabin, which is not visited in this story.

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