Unnamed "Half-Breed" Servants 1

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This is one of the two sets of "half-breed servants" on the Haitian sugar plantation where Sutpen puts down the slave rebellion in Absalom! (199). It represents the "two women servants" (204) who are shut up inside the plantation house during the rebellion (also referred to as "a few frightened half-breed servants," 199). They help load the muskets with which Sutpen and the planter try to defend the house. (In white-authored American literature the term 'half-breed' is more often applied to people with one Indian and one European parent; presumably here it means a mixed white and black ancestry - which Faulkner usually refers to as 'mulatto.')