I Love You, William Faulkner

“A snake crawled out from under the house. Jason said he wasn’t afraid of snakes and Caddy said he was but she wasn’t and Versh said they both were and Caddy said to be quiet, like Father said.” – The Sound and The Fury

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  1. That’s right, Dilsey said. I reckon it’ll be my time to cry next. Reckon Maury going to let me cry on him a while, too.
    His name’s Benjy now, Caddy said.
    How come it is, Dilsey said. He aint wore out the name he was born with yet, is he.
    Benjamin came out of the bible, Caddy said. It’s a better name for him than Maury was.
    How come it is, Dilsey said.
    Mother says it is, Caddy said.
    Huh, Dilsey said. Name aint going to help him. Hurt him, neither. Folks dont have no luck, changing names. My name been Dilsey since fore I could remember and it be Dilsey when they’s long forgot me.
    How will they know it’s Dilsey, when it’s long forgot, Dilsey, Caddy said.
    It’ll be in the Book, honey, Dilsey said. Writ out.
    Can you read it, Caddy said.
    Wont have to, Dilsey said. They’ll read it for me. All I got to do is say Ise here.

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