Quiet Road in Frenchman's Bend (Location Key)


Houston is shot at the same location in 4 fictions. The man who shoots him is named Cotton the first time Faulkner recounts the killing, in "The Hound," and the spot is described as "a quiet road, little used," a "short cut between [Houston's] house and Varner's store; a quiet, fading, grass-grown trace along the edge of the river bottom" (152-53). Cotton lies in ambush "behind a log" in a "thicket" of bushes (152). All three volumes in the Snopes trilogy describe the event. In them, the man who pulls the trigger is Mink Snopes, but the spot is always described essentially the same way (The Hamlet, 242; The Town, 83-84; The Mansion, 42).

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