Elspeth Huxley - This tenderhearted child was being raised in Africa by British parents in the 1910s.
Tilly - One of the author's parents, this person helped manage the laborers on the family's farm and had a reputation for being very helpful and strong.
Robin - One of the author's parents, this person was a dreamer who believed that fortune was just around the corner.
Njombo - This person worked at the family's farm and was known as a trusted worker and friend.
Sammy - This person served as headman for the family's farm and was of mixed ethnic heritage.
Mrs. Nimmo - This person had a background in nursing and was married to one of the settlers.
Hereward Palmer - This neighbor was a wealthy, former military official and seemed very stern and upright.
Lettice Palmer - This settler was flighty and pined for the "civilized...
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