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: THE SOUND AND THE FURY, Autograph manuscript. 140 p. (146 R, 2 V) on 146 l. Slipcase.]
Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. Then they came on toward where the flag was and
"Here, Caddy," <one he> one of them said.
The boy came to him and < the man took> then he hit again and went along the fence. Then the fence stopped and I held to it
"Hush up that moaning," T.P. said. "They'll be some more coming by in a minute." They went on away, hitting again.
"Hush it up, now," T.P. said. So I hushed, and went back along the fence to where the flag was.
"Come on," T.P. said. "Les go down to the branch, where they playing."
I held to the fence and watched the flag, and the pasture.
"Shut up that moaning," T.P. said. "<If they aint> I cant make them come back just for you to watch them. Come on,
<"Wait," Caddy said. "You're caught on a nail." She uncaught me and we crawled through.>
"Wait a minute," Luster said. "You caught on that nail again. Cant you never crawl through this place without snagging on that
Caddy uncaught me and we crawled through. "Uncle Maury said to not let anybody see us, so we better stoop over. Stoop
"Keep your hands in your pockets," Caddy said. "Or they'll <freeze> get froze. You dont want your hands froze on Xmas,
Versh said, "He want to go outdoors."
"Let him go," Uncle Maury said.
"It's too cold," Mother said. "He'd better stay in. Benjamin." <You, Benjamin. If you>
<"You, Benjamin," Mother said. "If you dont be good, you'll have to go to the kitchen.">
"Mammy say to keep him out the kitchen today," Versh said. "She say she got all that cooking to do."
"Let him go, Caroline," Uncle Maury said. "You'll worry yourself sick over him."
"I know it," Mother said. "Its a judgment on me. I sometimes wonder. <[illegible]>"
<"I know, I know," Uncle Maury said. "Wrap him up good, boy, and take him out for a while." Uncle Maury
<"Hush," Mother said. "You can go out>
<"Please hush," Mother said. "We're trying to get you out as fast as we can.">
<Versh put my overcoat and cap and overshoes on and we went out. <<We s>> Uncle Maury put the bottle back>
"I know, I know," Uncle Maury said. "You must keep your strength up. I'll make you a toddy."