The novel's main character who witnesses events, but does not participate in them.
Sir Alastair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington
The young man who inadvertently is to blame for all of Paul Pennyfeather's troubles.
Dr. Augustus Fagan
The elderly, racist headmaster of Llanabba School.
An old Harrovian with a wooden leg and a drinking problem.
A former minister turned reluctant schoolmaster.
Llanabba's butler and an unflaggingly shady character.
One of Paul's four friends at Scone and later a member of the League of Nations.
One of Paul's students.
One of Llanabba's students of lesser status.
The mother to Lord Tangent.
A student at Llanabba School who is accidentally shot by Mr. Prendergast
An extremely wealthy woman who becomes engaged to Paul.
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