Unnamed Tidewater Planter

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In Absalom!, after moving to Virginia Sutpen's father works for this planter, whom the "thirteen or fourteen"-year-old Thomas (185) thinks of as "the man who owned all the land and the niggers and apparently the white men who superintended the work" on the plantation (184). Thomas spies on him as he spends his afternoons lying in a hammock being waiting on by a slave. Later Thomas will re-enact this scene in the arbor in Yoknapatawpha with Wash Jones as his servant.