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.
Marion Sylder - He is born in Red Branch, a small town outside of Knoxville, Tennessee in 1913. His early years are spent mainly in the town with occasional excursions elsewhere.
John Wesley Rattner - He is the son of a murdered man and he and his mother both believe that his father was a heroic man, distinguished by his service in the military.
Arthur Ownby - He is the old man who owns the orchard where a dead body is dumped. He is eventually arrested for defacing the government tank on...
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