“It was he, the boy, who was the guest here” (Where Have All The Good Times Gone?)

..although it had been his grandfather’s and then his father’s and uncle’s and was now his cousin’s and someday would be his own land which he and Sam hunted over, their hold upon it actually was as trivial and without reality as the now faded and archaic script in the chancery book in Jefferson which allocated it to them and that it was he, the boy, who was the guest here…

— William Faulkner, The Old People (1942)
 

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