Stephen Chan - This character is sent away from home due to an illness and to avoid infecting others in the family.
Matsu - A caretaker in Tarumi, this character lost a younger sister to leprosy, followed by her suicide.
Sachi - This person was described as spoiled and beautiful before being afflicted with leprosy.
Kenzo - This person is call the "best rice cake maker" in the area, and eventually commits suicide in a tea house.
Keiko Hayashi - This Japanese character's brother is killed by Chinese soldiers during battle. This incident ends this person's hopes of a relationship with a Chinese love interest.
Penelope - The main character's youngest sibling, also called Pie.
Anne - The main character's older sibling, who was away at school when that person became ill.
Henry - This younger sibling of the main character often fought with the youngest sister...
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