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In Chapter 17 of The Town Gavin refers several times to the people who owe Flem Snopes money. He describes them variously as people owing "sums ranging from twenty-five cents to five dollars" (291); as people "who had been paying [Flem] the usury on five or ten or twenty dollar loans" (295); and as people against whom Flem holds "a usurious note or mortage" (299). No such people appear directly in the novel, although according to Gavin, Flem thinks at one point about using this leverage to get people to withdraw money from the Sartoris bank, and at another point, about using it to drive his daughter's potential suitors away.

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