|In this chapter (and for the rest of the novel) the setting is the Harvard dorm room that Quentin shares with Shreve, his freshman roommate from Canada. It begins with a short paragraph written in the 3rd person, then an excerpt (in italics) from Mr. Compson's letter to his son, dated Jan 10 1910. Most of the rest of the chapter is the narrative of Shreve and Quentin's voices as they talk together (it's occasionally hard to say for sure which one is speaking) and of Quentin's thoughts and he listens and reflects upon the story they're telling.|
|Ellen Coldfield (Sutpen) born|
|Charles Bon "Born in New Orleans, Louisiana"|
|Charles Etienne Saint-Valery Bon born|
|Ellen Coldfield Sutpen dies; Sutpen buys two marble tombstones|
|Sutpen returns from War to put Ellen's tombstone over her grave|
|Charles Bon dies "at Sutpen's Hundred, May 3. Aged 33 years and 5 months."|
|Sutpen proposes to Rosa that they have sex & "if it was a boy they would marry"
Rosa leaves Sutpen's Hundred and begins wearing black
|Sutpen opens up a "little crossroads store"; Wash Jones is his assistant|
|Sutpen "seduces" Wash's 15-year-old granddaughter Milly|
|when Milly gives birth to his child, Sutpen says--
"it's too bad you're not a mare...Then I could give you a decent stall"
Wash kills Sutpen with a "rusty scythe" and then dies "on that same Sunday"
|Judith sells the store and buys a tombstone with the money|
|Bon's octoroon "widow" and child spend a week at Sutpen's with Judith and Clytie|
|learning his mother has died, Judith sends Clytie to New Orleans to "fetch" Bon's son|
|Bon's son lives as "a negro" with Judith and Clytie
the town believes he is a child Sutpen fathered "on the body of his own daughter," Clytie
|Bon's son arrested for fighting at "a negro ball"
Judith retains General Compson to defend him
|Charles Etienne Saint-Valery Bon and Judith die at Sutpen's, both of yellow fever|
|while hunting quail, Quentin and his father visit the Sutpen graveyard|
|Quentin goes with Rosa out to Sutpen's house|
|Mr. Compson writes Quentin that Rosa has died after two weeks in a coma
Quentin and Shreve begin talking about the Sutpen story
|AFTER 1869||Judith sells the store and buys a tombstone with the money|