Unnamed Indian

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During his flight in "Red Leaves," the servant comes face to face with this Indian on "a footlog across a slough" (334). The Indian's appearance is explicitly contrasted with the servant's: the black man is "gaunt, lean, hard, tireless and desperate," the Indian is "thick, soft-looking, the apparent embodiment of the ultimate and the supreme reluctance and inertia" (334). He "makes no move" while the servant rushes away (334).

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