Unnamed Jefferson Businessmen

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In Flags in the Dust the men who own businesses or have offices or work in stores on the Square appear several times, specifically separated out from the larger population of Jefferson. They most frequently are associated with either Old Bayard or Jenny Du Pre. "A merchant or so in the adjacent doorways" salute Bayard as he leaves the bank at the end of his day (5); when Jenny walks Bayard along the street to the doctor's "merchants and others speak to her as to a martial queen" (91); as Bayard goes into the bank at noon we see "the dinnerward exodus of lawyers and merchants and clerks" from those adjacent buildings (103); and so on.