This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
John Wharton Billson - He is the first of the nineteen claiming ownership of the sack. When Burgess reads his name, the crowd doubts that he could have been so generous.
Reverend Burgess - He repays his perceived debt by not announcing Edward's name at the town meeting, which leads everyone to believe that Edward is the only truly honest man in town.
Mr. Cox - He is the second person to learn about the gold sack when Edward Richards submits the advertisement to him. He dutifully forwards the information to...
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