Snopes is the local farmer from whom Anse gets a new team of mules midway through the novel. Anse trades Snopes some of Cash’s savings, some of his own money that he has been saving for a set of new teeth, and finally Jewel’s horse – all to get himself a new team of mules, rather than simply borrowing Armstid’s team of mules, Armstid he generously offered.
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...Anse troubleshoot the question of where to get more mules, first suggesting that he ask Snopes, another nearby farmer. Anse mumbles in response and eventually tells Armstid "A man'll alwas help... (full context)
Anse leaves Armstid's house the next morning with Jewel's horse, riding off to inquire Snopes about opportunities for buying a team of mules nearby. Back at Armstid's house, Darl notices... (full context)