E.B. White - This author and narrator had worked for several years for The New Yorker magazine before making the decision to move his wife and son from Manhattan to North Brooklin, Maine, in 1938.
Mrs. White - This wife of the author also worked in publishing and was an avid birdwatcher.
The Boy - This was the author's son whose name is never revealed in the columns.
Daniel Webster - This was an eloquent statesman in U.S. government in the nineteenth century and was afflicted with hay fever.
Dameron - This lobster fisherman was the only one whom the author fully trusted to borrow his books.
Dr. Francis E. Townsend - This was the author of a plan which was one of the precursors to the adoption of the Social Security Act to provide for U.S. citizens
Publishers - These individuals were always sending...
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