The first reference to Sarty's sisters occurs when Sarty and his father leave the store where the justice of peace has admitted that he can't rule against Abner but orders him to leave the area. After a scuffle with another boy, Sarty gets into the family's wagon, where
his two hulking sisters in their Sunday dresses and his mother and her sister in calico and sunbonnets were already in it, sitting on and among the sorry residue of the dozen and more movings . . .
The sisters are not described as being attractive or animated; they are part and parcel of the family's broken belongings.
When the Sartoris family reaches their next house, one sister remarks, "likely hit ain't fitten for hawgs," and both have to be prompted by their father to get down and help their mother unload the...
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