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.]
"Did you think Caddy had run away?"
We went to Caddy's room. <and> She sat down by the mirror, <and I> Then she stopped her hands and looked at me.
"Why, Benjy, <[illegible]> what is it?" she said. "You mustn't cry. Caddy's not going away. See here," she said. She took up the bottle and
But I went away and <she sat> I began to cry, and she sat with the bottle in her hand, looking at me.
"Oh," she said. She put the bottle down and came and put her arms around me again. "So that was it. And you were trying to
Caddy dressed and we went down to the kitchen.
"Dilsey," Caddy said, "Benjy's got a present for you." She stooped down and put the bottle in my hand. "Hold your hand out to
"Well, I'll declare," Dilsey said. "If my baby aint give Dilsey a bottle of perfume. Just look a here, Roskus." <Thanky. Thanky." Dilsey>
<"We dont like perfume, me and Benjy," Caddy said.
"We thought you'd like it," Caddy said.
put the bottle on the shelf.>
Caddy smelled like trees. "We dont like perfume, ourselves," Caddy said. She smelled like trees
"Come on, now," Dilsey said. "You too big to sleep with folks.
"No, sir," Quentin said.
"Et ego in arcadia —— I forgot the latin for hay," Father said. "There, there," he said, "I was just joking. He drank and set the glass down and got up and went around to
"It's no joke," Mother said. "My people are every bit as well born as any of you. Just because Maury's health is bad."
"Of course," Father said. "<It is> bad health <that brings us into the world> is the primary reason for all life. Created by disease, within disease, into decay. Versh."
<"Yes,"> <Versh said, "Sir." beyond the door.>
"Sir," Versh said behind my chair.
"<Go> Take the decanter and fill it."
<"Youre a big boy," Dilsey said. "Caddy tired sleeping with you —>
"And Tell Dilsey <to take Benjamin up to bed> she can come and take Benjamin up to bed," Mother said.
"Youre a big boy," Dilsey said. "Caddy tired sleeping with you. Hush, now, so you can go to sleep."<Caddy tired sleeping with you. Hush, now, so you
can go to sleep.>" But I <couldn't hus> didn't hush and <Dilsey [turn?] the <light came on> room came back again and Dilsey
came and sat on the bed, looking at me.
"Aint you going to be a good boy and hush?" Dilsey said. "All right, then."
She went away. She came back with Caddy.
"Hush," Caddy said, "I'm coming."
I hushed and Dilsey turned back the spread and Caddy got in between the spread and the blanket. She didn't take off
"Now," she said, "Here I am." Dilsey came in with a blanket and spread it on her and tucked it around her. "He be
"All right," Caddy said. She snuggled her head beside mine on the pillow. "Good night, Dilsey."
"Goodnight, honey," Dilsey said. The room went black. Caddy smelled like trees.
We looked up into the tree where she was.
"What she seeing, Versh?" Frony <said.> whispered.
"Shh," Caddy said in the tree. Dilsey said,
"You come on here." She was coming around the corner. "Whyn't you all go up stairs, like your paw said, stead of slip-