All but one of the stories in this book were first published in magazines, five in The Saturday Evening Post and one in Scribner's. The Post published the stories in two sets, two years apart, but all five were illustrated by the same artist, F. R. Gruger. The two drawings that illustrated "Skirmish at Sartoris" in Scribner's were unsigned. Click on the links below to see the pictures.
| "Ambuscade," by William Faulkner, Illustrations by F. R. Gruger, was published in the Post for 29 September 1934. At the end of the story was a short note saying that it was the first of three tales featuring the same two boys that the Post would publish.
| "Retreat" appeared in the Post for 13 october 1934.
| "Raid" was published in the 3 November 1934 Post
. The two illustrations below faced each other on the left- and right-hand pages of the magazine, and although separated by about an inch of white space were obviously part of one larger image, which you can see by clicking HERE.
| "Skirmish at Sartoris" appeared in Scribner's Magazine for April 1935
. The woodcuts that accompanied it seem to me to reinforce the tale's nostalgia for the past.
| When Faulkner went back to writing the "Unvanquished" stories, The Post took two of the new ones for publication. The tale we read as "Riposte in Tertio" was called "The Unvanquished" when the magazine published it on 14 November 1936. To help readers who might not remember the earlier set, the tale began with an EDITOR'S NOTE summarizing the series.
The two illustrations by Gruger below faced each other on the left- and right-hand pages of the magazine as halves of one larger image, which you can see by clicking
| The Post used the same format when it printed "Vendée" three weeks later, on 5 December 1936. The larger illustration made by the two pictures below can be seen by clicking HERE.