Benjy does this several times throughout the novel. He does it especially loudly whenever anyone says the name, 'Caddy.'
Caddy's dirty drawers
When both Benjy and Quentin think back on that night as kids, the image of these muddy things stands out in their minds.
These trouble Quentin throughout his narrative. After he destroys the face of his own he goes to the repair shop, desperately seeking a new one.
The scent of this haunts Quentin, even when in Boston, where hardly any grows. He says he associates the smell with his house and family.
The family used to own one, across from their house, but they had to sell it in order for Quentin to go to Harvard.
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