Dan Millman - This person is an ex-gymnast, who marries in 1967 during his senior year at the University of California Berkeley. He has one daughter, Barbara, and teaches briefly at Stanford before taking a position at Oberlin College.
Mama Chia - Also known as Ruth Johnson on Oahu, this person is overweight, maternal-looking, and walks with a limp using a bamboo cane.
Barbara - An extraordinarily pretty and friendly bank teller in Honolulu with whom he feels a rapport.
Sei and Mitsu Fujimoto - A Japanese-American couple living in the deep Pelekunu Valley on Molokai Island, they are old friends of Mama Chia, the midwife who delivers their baby, Toby.
Joseph and Sarah - Residents of Molokai Island and close neighbors of Mama Chia, they hear about Dan Millman washing ashore in poor condition from their precocious daughter, Sachi.
Papa Kahili - The powerful shaman on Molokai...
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