By William Faulkner
A Fable tells the tale of Corporal Stephen, an allegorical determine whose traitorous activities cease, in brief, struggling with in a small a part of front in France through the First international conflict. advised from a variety of views, A Fable explores the humanity of struggle and the character of power.
Author William Faulkner thought of A Fable to be his masterpiece, and laboured greater than a decade at the manuscript. the unconventional received either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide publication Award, and is now one in every of the key works in Faulkner's canon.
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Every man should be ready to die for many causes, at any moment, like a gentleman, he writes. But not for every cause. Don’t abruptly ask me to become interested, to become involved, to die in a rebellion in the Guianas. He impatiently awaited the day o f his departure. A P L A N F O R E S C A P E • +1 • XVI • A pril 7 possibility o f escaping: this was his obses sion. He had given up his investigation. He didn't want to get in volved. His impatience for the eighth to arrive increased con tinually; yesterday, especially today, it became an unbearably fixed idea.
I don't know. Today he was unconscious, but as ruddy and strong as ever. The governor and M. De Brinon were confident that they could save him. ” Nevers asked why he said that. Dreyfus told the story o f the Priest. The Priest was second mate on the Grampus, which had been shipwrecked in the Pacific. There were seventeen men on board. The captain got into one boat with five; the first mate, with an other five, into another boat; the Priest, with the four left, into another. The boats were supposed to keep each other in view.
The rebellion would take place in his absence. Dreyfus had brought him the list o f articles he was to buy in Cavenne: there was no dynamite or anything that could be trans lated as dynamite. Castel wants to send me away so he won’t have wit nesses or opposition. He won’t have them, he asserts. He orders me to leave on the eighth. I ’m sorry I'm not leaving today. I ’m not the hero of these catastrophes. He adds some “ reflections” (his language is, by nature, im precise, metaphorical) which I hesitate to transcribe.