This character begins the story as a nine-year old boy on his first day planting in the fields. He is youthful and full of ideas and thoughts of a young mind.
This character has given birth to twelve children, of which almost half have died. She is slight of build, gentle of mind and tough in her strength to live through diversity.
This character is the local schoolmaster and mentor. He is wounded in the war, and marries the sister of the main character.
The story of this character is of a man stuck between generations of trouble. Mislabeled unfairly by the town, his goodness shows through in the end.
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