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.
Henrietta Collyer Pollit - This person is formidable, with a slender gambler's nose, sharp oval face, a bitter set to a discolored mouth, scornful nostrils, and uncommon height.
Sam Pollit - This person is a naturalist by profession, working for the university.
Louisa Pollit - This person is eleven years old, the child of a dead mother.
Ernie Pollit - This person begins to understand the family situation and becomes alarmed by the family's finances.
Josephine Pollit - This person is a teacher who is a central figure in the family.
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