Everything you need to understand or teach Three Famous Short Novels by William Faulkner.
Buck Hipps is a Texan salesman who brings in the lot of wild Texan horses to the small, agrarian Mississippi town in which "Spotted Horses" is set. His status as an outsider immediately arouses the suspicion of the town but their suspicions are overwhelmed by his persuasive, shrewd marketing skills. Despite the fact that his horses are clearly untamed and maybe even untameable—a fact which the horses frequently confirm with their behavior—he manages to convince the town to buy up every single one of his horses. He leaves town without helping anyone retrieve his horse and thereby avoids any involvement in the chaos that follows as a result.
Hipps represents the worst aspects of market capitalism. He offers a product which is not only unnecessary—many of the people in the town have never owned a horse and...
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