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.
Paul Pennyfeather - 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.
Captain Grimes - An old Harrovian with a wooden leg and a drinking problem.
Mr. Prendergast - A former minister turned reluctant schoolmaster.
Philbrick - Llanabba's butler and an unflaggingly shady character.
Arthur Potts - One of Paul's four friends at Scone and later a member...
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