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.
Big Boy - Strong enough to wrestle his three friends at once and win, he leads the group as they skip school and roam the countryside on a hot afternoon.
Mann - As his monosyllabic name suggests, he operates with a basic set of motivations.
Sarah - She seems somewhat detached from life, dreaming of her earlier romance with a man, who has now gone off to fight in World War I and has not been heard from since.
Silas - At the midpoint of "Long Black Song," when he returns...
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