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As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
Addie Bundren Timeline and Summary
Cora and Kate discuss the cakes. Addie lies in bed, blind but "watching" Cash construct her coffin behind her. Addie is cooled by Dewey Dell fanning her. She is described as being as thin as a rail and barely moving. She is described by Cora as an excellent cake baker. She looks at Vardaman and Peabody after the doctor arrives. Addie has eyes like candle flames. Addie lifts herself to see Cash through the window. Addie calls for Cash in a "harsh" voice. Addie looks at Vardaman, and dies. She is placed backwards in the coffin, wearing her wedding dress and a mosquito net as a veil. She leaves for Jefferson with the family. She stays overnight at Samson’s with the family. She arrives at the bridge with the family. Addie is thrown into the water. Addie stays overnight at Armstid’s with the family. She arrives in Mottson, much to the dismay of the townspeople’s noses. She is almost burned in the barn fire, but Jewel saves her. She arrives in Jefferson. She is buried with Mrs. Bundren’s spades.