Ralph Wesley Parker - Narratorappears in collection - This person is the main character in this collection of humorous short stories and appears in every story. As the narrator, this character enjoys a simple, ordinary life (although this character's stories and imagination might imply otherwise).
Flick the Friendly Bartenderappears in every other chapter - This character is the narrator's childhood friend and bears witness to the narrator's truthful accounting of the events. This character did not leave Hohman, opting instead to get married and have children in the hometown.
Ralph's motherappears in collection - When the narrator's Tasmanian Devil escapes, this character--who is never identified by name--conceals the details of the fight from the narrator's father in order to be protective. Everything this character does is a seemingly selfless act.
The Old Manappears in collection - A real man's man, this character works hard to provide...
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