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By Jim Faulkner

Across the Creek, a set of affectionate memories, provides to the typical lore approximately William Faulkner and his group. Jim Faulkner recounts tales abounding in folklore, humor, relatives background, and fictionalized heritage, and those supply an insider's view of the Faulkner family's existence within the small southern city of Oxford, Mississippi.

A feel of experience and misadventure colours those own debts. "Aunt Tee and Her Monuments" explains the secret of why the city has accomplice statues. "Roasting Black Buster" tells how Faulkner's employed guy via mistake killed the prize bull for a relatives barbeque. "The photo of John and Brother Will" recounts how Phil Mullen occurred to take his popular image of the well-known Faulkner brother novelists—John and William—one of the few photographs ever taken of them together.

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I had pushed it up and down the yard so many times that I felt like a bird dog on a wire run. Whenever I fought that mower, there was a shower of grass blowing out the back; most of it ended up in my shoes and the cuffs of my pants, and when I went in the house, it all fell out on the floor, and Dolly didn’t like that. I wouldn’t cut the grass barefooted because I’d been told that a man couldn’t balance well with a big toe gone. Nan was coming to Oxford, and it was time to get a new lawnmower because the old one was worn out and the grass in our front yard had grown past the joking stage.

The explosion was loud enough to be heard up on the town square, and folks came running to see what we had done this time. There was a blinding flash inside our clubhouse, and the concussion and broken pieces of cast-iron pipe blew the house to bits. The sides blew out, the roof went off, and the floor disappeared. The pieces of cast iron from our blown-up cannon flew around like shrapnel, but miraculously not one of us was hit. We fell the ten feet to the ground—along with what was left of our cannon and rubber guns and hut—right on top of the two boys who had caused it all by trying to chop the legs out from under us.

Nothing—not even a sputter. That shiny hunk of mismatched metal just sat there like a stubborn mule. Three, maybe four more pulls, and still nothing. The motor was supposed to be doing the work, not I. If there was ever anything made to harass mankind, it must have been a gasoline engine that has to be started with a rope. A hand-cranked motor has caused more cussing and more drinking and more men to stomp out the back door than all the jackleg whiskey makers in the red clay hills of north Mississippi.

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