She is the book's protagonist, its central character, and narrator.
This is the English name given to a young native boy who befriends Bethia.
Pastor Mayfield, Goody Mayfield
He is Bethia's father; she is his wife.
He is Pastor Mayfield's father.
He is Bethia's older brother.
They are two Mayfield children who die very young.
This is the name given to the community of natives living near the white community where Bethia and her family make their home.
He is one of the tribe's earliest converts to Christianity.
He is a powerful pawaaw, what contemporary language would describe as a medicine man.
The son of a prosperous merchant on another part of the island where Bethia makes her home.
Master Corlett, Samuel Corlett
He is the elderly, absent-minded headmaster and owner of the...
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