This character loves to read, is naturally curious and enjoys reading National Geographic magazine because it shows him what the world outside Tyler, New York is like.
Reverend James Wallis
The pastor of the Congregational Church in Tyler, New York.
A beautiful, lively woman and a devoted mother, who becomes ill with rheumatoid arthritis.
The Wallis' third housekeeper, who is a stout, short woman given to silent rages and superstition.
An elderly man who lives not far from Ned Wallis and his family.
He gives Ned a Daisy air rifle for Ned's eleventh birthday, which upsets James Wallis.
Evelyn (Evie) Kimball
Her family is quite poor until her father finds work at the new gas station in Tyler.
This character, a good friend of Ned's, is not fond of Billy Gaskell, believing Billy to be somewhat...
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