Light in August
Manuscript, page 108 (detail). Transcription follows image.
Detail: Page 108, Light in August Ms
William Faulkner Foundation Collection, 1918-1959, Accession #6074 to 6074-d, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections,
University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.   [Item Metadata: Autograph manuscript. 187 pp. (1 R, 0 V) on 1 l. Slipcase.]


Escape of Christmas into the [county?]. First night.


Standing in the center of the road, with his right hand lifted full in the glare of the approaching car, he had not really expected it to stop. Yet it
did, with a shrieking and sprawling suddenness that was almost ludicrous. It was a small car, somewhat [illegible]. When he approached it, in the
reflected glare of the headlights two young faces seemed to float like two soft-colored and aghast balloons, the nearer one the girl's, backshrunk
in soft, wide horror. But Christmas did not notice this. "How about riding with you, if you are going this way?" They said nothing at all, looking at
him with that still and curious horror which he did not notice. So he opened the rear door to enter.