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.
Thomas Small - This person is uprooted and is moved to Ohio from North Carolina where the house was part of the Underground Railroad.
Walter Small - This person is a history professor who teaches at a university near Dies Drear.
Henry - This person is a caretaker of a house and his obsession over a treasure causes his son and wife to leave him.
Mayhew Skinner - This person is deeply angry with one parent, but loves and respects the history of the area.
River Swift Darrow - This person's...
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