Old Barn beside Road (Location Key)


In "Fool about a Horse" the "old barn" in which Pap and the narrator take shelter from the rain is "about five miles from home" (132). They live on a farm in Frenchman's Bend. But this barn is another location that Faulkner moves around the county. When he retells the story about the horse-trading trick Pat Stamper plays in The Hamlet, his victim is Ab Snopes, not Pap, and Ab lives in a different part of the county. The "old barn" he drives the horse into in the novel is on a different road (47). In each case, the men who made the trade get the same surprise that Stamper had promised about their new horse while inside the barn.

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