Farah Aden - This Somali servant serves as interpreter with the squatters and remains on the farm throughout the entire story.
Belknap - An American, this character is a mill manager; he is an exceptional and inspired mechanic, but temperamental with unpredictable mood swings.
Karen Blixen - The name of this character is the birth name of the author.
Mr. Bulpett - This character is regarded as an ideal English person because of the character's adventures and romantic involvements.
Barkeley Cole - A neighbor and friend, this character is a British expatriate suffering from heart problems which eventually results in death.
Isak Dinesen - The nom de plume of the writer.
Emmanuelson - This character, a Swede, loses a job at a hotel in Nairobi and asks for a loan to help journey to Tanganyika.
Esa - This character develops overconfidence and misplaced belief that good fortune is assured...
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