Unnamed Jefferson Townspeople 11

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In "Retreat" as both a story and as a chapter in The Unvanquished, these townspeople "stop along the walk, like they always did," to listen to Uncle Buck shouting his praise for Colonel Sartoris (21, 51). In the novel version, Faulkner adds a phrase that may signal a change in the way we are meant to regard Buck: "not smiling so he could see it" (51). And in the novel, the people in Jefferson appear again in "An Odor of Verbena" to watch as Bayard makes his way to Redmond's office, following him with their "remote still eyes" (247). When Redmond appears, "they began to run" to get closer (249).