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.
Richard Jury - Referred to simply by his last name throughout the story, this character -- who is the protagonist -- is a superintendent with Scotland Yard. He is single, handsome, six-foot-two, and serious.
Melrose Plant - The former Earl of Caverness who has given up his title, this person is an acquaintance of the protagonist and the two sometimes work cases together.
Robbie Lyte - This young man is described as "slow," beats another character at Pac Man at the Jerusalem Inn, and is later revealed to having been switched...
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