Collected Stories of William Faulkner - The Wilderness stories Summary & Analysis

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The Wilderness stories Summary

In "Red Leaves", two Indians search the slave quarters of their plantation looking for the man who was the servant of the now deceased Indian chief Issetibbeha. As expected, the servant has run and hidden from the Indians in an attempt to keep from being buried with his chief. The ritualistic burial must be postponed until the Negro can be located. Finally, the slave is bitten by a cottonmouth snake and is located by his pursuers.

In "A Justice" Sam Fathers, a half Indian and half Negro, tells the story of his origin to a twelve-year-old boy. Fathers' father grew up with Doom. Doom is disliked by those in his tribe and not missed when he goes to live in New Orleans. After seven years, he returns with a group of black people, one of whom is a woman...

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