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The Reivers Essay

1495 words - 6 pages

The Reivers starts out in Yoknapatawpha County in Jefferson Mississippi in about 1865. One day Boon Hogganbeck storms into boss's office looking for a gun to shut a man named Ludus, who a driver for our grandfather. When he could not get the gun in that room he went on to another room and got a .40 cal. Snub nosed pistol and headed out onto the square to find Ludus. When he found him he fired off five shots at him and did not hit him one time. He hit a little black girl in the butt and broke the glass out of a building, but he never hit what he aimed for.It was not long after this little incident the grandfather was almost forced to buy an automobile (which was a Winton Flyer and only cost a few hundred dollars back then.) When he got through giving everybody a ride in the new automobile. When Boon got through giving everybody a ride in it he made Boon drive it into the garage. He did not really what to buy the automobile in the first place, but he needed it because you could somewhere faster in a car than in a mule. It was not long after he got the automobile that Grandfather Lessep died. Ned, Lucius, and Boon did not go to the funeral in Bay St. Louis. After everybody had left Boon took all of the people that did not go to the funeral for a ride in the automobile. When he got through riding everybody in the automobile he decided to leave in it and he told Lucius to go with him but he would not let Ned go with them.So they were off on their way to Memphis. They did not know exactly were they were going, but they knew they were leaving in boss's automobile. Boon knew a woman (Miss Reba) that lives in Memphis. After traveling a good way they came upon a mud hole and got stuck but it did not take them long to get out of it, but before they did they noticed that Ned was hiding underneath a tarpaulin that they had put in the back seat along with the gas can. They had not been gone very long when they found him. It was getting dark so they decided to stay at some woman's house that night and leaving the next morning. They got up and ate breakfast and then they were off. The woman fixed them some food to take with them. They started off again on their way to Memphis. They knew that there was another mud hole up the rode. When they got to it they tried to go through it but got stuck. The man that lived there helped them get through the mud hole but it costs them six dollars. Boon paid the man and they were on there way again. It wasn't long that they showed up at Miss Reba's house (which was also a bordello.) They stayed the night there and got to know everybody there. They did not know it but Ned had went out and traded the automobile for a stolen horse. When he got back everybody went outside to see the horse that he had got. Ned told them that he got it so that he cold go to Parsham and race against a horse that beat it racing the year before. They had no way to get to Parsham so Miss Reba called a man that she knew that worked for the train station....

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