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.
Bill Davidson - Moira's father, an old-fashioned sheep rancher.
Moira Davidson - A friend of Peter and Mary Holmes who copes with her impending death by constant drinking and promiscuity.
Mrs. Davidson - Moira's mother who helps Moira mend Towers' clothes.
Sir Douglas Froude - A former general in the Australian army, he devotes himself to drinking the three thousand bottles of vintage port stored in the cellars of the exclusive Pastoral Club.
Mr. Goldie - The plainspoken pharmacist who describes the symptoms of radiation sickness to Peter Holmes.
This section contains 313 words
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