The Doctor - He gives Almeda bromides and nerve medicine for insomnia. He advises her to do housework and exercise but not to read. It is his opinion that her troubles would clear up if she got married, despite the fact that he prescribes nerve medicine most often for married women.
The Narrator - This person is of unspecified gender who relates the tale of Almeda Roth, the story inside Munro's short story. However, the person admits at the end that he or she is not sure the story happened that way, since he or she has guessed on many of the historical details.
Jarvis Poulter - He has become rich through a number of businesses, most notably salt mining, but he still has the tendency to collect coal from alongside the railroad tracks and take water from the public pump.
Queen Aggie - This is...
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