Blood on the River Characters

Elisa Carbone
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Samuel Collier

Samuel Collier is an 11-year-old orphan boy from England. Before he leaves for James Town, he is always hungry, and has chosen to live on the streets instead of the poorhouse where his mother died. He is caught stealing a locket and imprisoned. He escapes being hanged because the the magistrate pities him and takes him to an orphanage. At the orphanage he is taken under the wing of Reverend Hunt, who brings Samuel and another boy to the James Town colony.

Samuel serves as the page for Captain John Smith, from whom he learns much about leadership and the ways a commoner can overcome adversity in a world run by noblemen. As a commoner but also a leader, Capt. Smith works with Samuel on how to properly use his intellect and leadership skills to grow up to be the sort of man the New World needs...

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