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.]
"What does you do when he starts bellering?"
"I whips him," Luster said. He sat down and rolled up the legs of his overalls.
"Aint you talking biggity. I bet you <dont> better not let your grandmammy hear you talking like that."
Luster got down into the branch, where they were playing.
[margin: Then they squatted in the branch, looking through the bushes, up the hill
<"You wanter come too?" he said. "Why dont you say so, then?" He came and took my shoes off and rolled up my
"It's not suppertime yet. I'm not going."
She was wet. We were playing in the branch and Caddy squatted down and got the bottom of her dress wet and Versh
"Your momma going to whip you for getting your dress wet."
"She's not any such thing," Caddy said.
"How do you know?" Quentin said.
"That's all right how I know," Caddy said. "How do you know?"
"She said she was," Quentin said. "Besides, I'm older than you."
"I'm <nine> seven years old," Caddy said. "I guess I know."
"I'm older than that," Quentin said. "<I'm going "I'm going to school> I go to school. Dont I, Versh?"
"I'm going next year," Caddy said. "When it comes. Aint I, Versh?"
"You know she whip you when you get your dress wet," Versh said.
"It's not wet," Caddy said. She stood up <and> in the water and looked at her dress. "I'll take it off," she said.
"I bet you wont," Quentin said.
"I bet I will," Caddy said.
"I bet you better not," Quentin said.
Caddy <came to Versh> reached her arms back and undid the top button. She couldn't reach the others.
"Dont you take your dress off," Quentin said.
Caddy came to Versh and me and turned her back.
"Unbutton it, Versh," she said.
"Dont you do it, Versh," Quentin said.
"Taint none of my dress," Versh said.
"You unbutton it, Versh," Caddy said. "Or I'll tell Dilsey what you did yesterday." So Versh unbuttoned it.
"You just take your dress off," Quentin said. Caddy took off her dress and threw it on the bank. Then she
"I'm going to tell your pappy on you all," Versh said.
Quentin climbed up the bank and tried to catch Versh, but Versh ran away and Quentin couldn't. When Quentin
"Now I guess you're satisfied," Quentin said. "We'll both get whipped now."
"I dont care," Caddy said. "I'll run away.
"Yes you will," Quentin said.