By William Faulkner
“Read, learn, learn. learn everything—trash, classics, solid and undesirable, and notice how they do it. similar to a wood worker who works as an apprentice and reviews the grasp. learn! You’ll take up it. Then write. whether it is stable, you’ll discover. If it’s no longer, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who involves Jefferson, Mississippi, within the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi barren region. He was once a guy, Faulkner acknowledged, “who sought after sons and the sons destroyed him.”
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At first he helped out on his father’s farm in the market town of March but at the age of 16, bored with life in the Fens, he went off to join the Cavalry. Because of his physique and horsemanship they believed him when he said he was 17 and let him enlist, and he soon found himself in the thick of the Boer War as one of the youngest sergeants in the British Army. 20 P O I S O N FA R M – A MURDERER UNMASKED AFTER 60 YEARS When the war ended in 1902 he returned to the Fens, aged just 20. Now a handsome, strapping young man bronzed by the South African sun, he made many a girl’s heart flutter, none more so than Gertrude, one of three daughters of a publican in Chatteris, and they married in 1903.
He knew one of the other farmers in Risby had warned Murfitt he had taken on a trouble-maker, but over the last few years boss and foreman had developed a mutual respect. The previous night Syd had sat up with Rose, worriedly discussing whether he would be out of a job again. FOUR A VISITOR, WITH CAKE 33 One of Syd’s sidelines was the village’s newspaper round, which he had started when he was out of work and which had grown to a reasonable little business as his wife and the older children delivered the papers round the village after collecting them from the first train into Risby at 7am.
He bought two Bedford Carrimore lorries so that young Billy and other drivers could take the crops direct to Covent Garden. On the way back they would call in at the London Docks to pick up fertiliser, seeds THREE ADVENTURER WHO SETTLED DOWN 23 or corn for other farmers in the area who were happy to pay for the convenience. At one point, to save drivers being 24 hours at the wheel, Murfitt rented a room in a house in Epping Forest so that after a journey from Suffolk, one driver could be dropped off to sleep the night while another took the lorry on to London before returning to Epping.