Assertive but intimidated by the imposing presence of Snopes, she resents having her home violated. He mourns the loss of his father who he seems to assume is deadbut is no longer afraid. Sarty blurts out that his father isn't guilty of burning any barns.
The wagon is already loaded with their broken possessions. In his brief description of the two women, Faulkner focuses on their physicality and corpulence. Sarty tries to chase the kid but his father stops him. Sarty is called up to testify against his father, and he knows he's going to have to lie and say his father didn't burn the barn.
Willa Cather seems to take issue with the bland and boring nature of realism above all else. Abner wants to talk to the owner and he takes Sarty with him. A silent, brooding version of his father, John is slightly thicker, with muddy eyes and a habit of chewing tobacco.
After Sarty falls asleep, his father wakes him up and tells Sarty to follow him. He falls asleep and feels better when he wakes up. In the story Barn Burning that was written by the author William Faulkner, a story is told of a boy named Colonel Sartoris Snopes who lives with his family.
His father accuses him of being on the verge of betraying him in court.
He hits Sarty.