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Reposte In Tertio: Chapters 1-4 Summary

Ab Snopes is a local man whom John Sartoris has asked to look after Granny and Bayard while he is away. Though not a completely trustworthy individual, Ab is the best available, most other men having enlisted in the confederate Army. He and Granny, along with the assistance of Ringo, have devised a scheme to turn her good fortune into much more. Ringo has managed, in the dark of night, to acquire about one hundred sheets of paper stamped with the official letter of the United State Forces Department of Tennessee, along with pen and ink, a rare commodity. He, Granny and Ab are now forging letters from the "Commanding General," which are then presented to Yankee regiment camps, stating that a certain number of mules are to be given her. At home, a large holding pen has been...

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