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: "There Was A Queen" Autograph manuscript, 8 p. (8 R, 0 V) on 8 l.]
off of Miss Jenny. I reckon I'm enough to say that."
"I know that, too," Isom said. "I aint notice Miss Jenny got nothing against her. I aint notice they dont get
"And you wont notice it, neither. Miss Jenny wont show it, because Miss Jenny's quality. That's something else you dont
"How come I dont?"
"Because same reason she dont. You was born too late, same as her."
"If you mean Miss Narcissa aint quality, say <so> it out. I aint going to tell."
"You wouldn't tell her nothing if you did. She knows what I think. Always is knowed it."
"What you got against her, mammy?" Isom said. "Everybody cant be born Sartoris."
<"Wouldn't do them no good> Elnora laid the slices on the plate. "Wouldn't do them no good, if they was.
"It's more than <400><0> 200 miles from here to Callina," Isom said. "Learned it in school. It's nigher <4000> 2000."
Elnora's hands did not falter; the inflection of her voice did not change. "Getting here in the dead of winter in the
"It aint 4000 miles from here to Callina," Isom said. "It aint but 2000."
"It took her hard, the crying did. 'It's because I aint used to it' she said 'I got out of the habit of it. I never had
"'There, now. There now' Marse John said, patting her back.
"'Them goddamn Yankees' She said. 'Them goddamn Yankees'" Elnora left the room. Isom said in the chair
"I dont know," Isom said. "What would Miss Narcissa done?"
"She'd a went the other way. With them Yankees. That's what she'd a done."