Father - This character is uncommunicative for most of the story.
Minister Hersey - This character is presented as unimaginative and ineffectual, and does not know what to do with a determined character.
Mother - This character believes that young women deserve to have an attractive place in which to be married.
Adoniram Penn - This character agrees to convert a barn to suit the family's need for more room.
Nanny Penn - This character is described as large and soft, not strong, and mostly mild-mannered and slow-moving.
Sammy Penn - This character is fairly inarticulate and works on the farm while attending school.
Sarah Penn - This character is strong-willed, patient, hard-working but speaks forcefully while remaining even-tempered.
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