AND THE FURY
AS I LAY
by WILLIAM FAULKNER
WITH A NEW APPENDIX AS A FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR
THE MODERN LIBRARY NEW YORK
COPYRIGHT, 1929, BY WILLIAM FAULKNER
COPYRIGHT, 1930, BY WILLIAM FAULKNER
COPYRIGHT, 1946, BY RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
This Appendix for The Sound and the Fury was written for The Portable Faulkner, edited by Malcolm Cowley, and is used here by permission of The Viking Press
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The Sound and the Fury
1699 - 1945
IKKEMOTUBBE. A dispossessed American king Called "l'Homme" (and sometimes "de l'homme") by his fosterbrother, a Chevalier of France, who had he not been born too late could have been among the brightest in that glittering galaxy of knightly blackguards who were Napoleon's marshals, who thus translated the Chickasaw title meaning "The Man"; which translation Ikkemotubbe, himself a man of wit and imagination as well as a shrewd judge of character, including his own, carried one step further and anglicised it to "Doom." Who granted out of his vast lost domain a solid square mile of virgin North Mississippi dirt as truly angled as the four corners of a cardtable top (forested then because these were the old days before 1833 when the stars fell and Jefferson Mississippi was one long rambling onestorey mudchinked log building housing the Chickasaw Agent and his tradingpost store) to the grandson of a Scottish refugee who had lost his own birthright by casting his lot with a king who himself had been dispossessed. This in partial return for the right to proceed in peace, by whatever means he and his people saw fit, afoot or ahorse provided they were Chickasaw horses, to the wild western land presently to be called Oklahoma: not knowing then about the oil.
JACKSON. A Great White Father with a sword. (An old duellist, a brawling... [continues]
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