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.
Gemmy Fairley - This character lived in a very abusive environment as a small child, under the control of a man named Willett. Eventually the character escaped, only to end up on an oceangoing ship by mistake. The character was thrown overboard off the coast of Australia and was taken in by natives who found him/her on the beach. After living with them for many years and nearly forgetting his earlier life, the character returned to live with white settlers. This character was tormented by the trauma in life, but...
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