The Children's Hour Characters

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Agatha

A no-nonsense, middle-aged maid in the employ of Amelia Tilford. She is stem and straight-laced with Mary, who calls her "stupid." although Agatha clearly sees through Mary's deceptions. Agatha's attempts to make the child into a "lady" are frustrated by Mrs. Tilford, who is deaf to the maid's common-sense observations. Agatha also attempts to support Matha and Karen in their efforts to convince Mrs. Tilford that Mary concocted her story to destroy the young teachers.

Aunt Lily

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Helen Burton

One of the girls at Karen and Martha's school, she plays a limited role. It is her bracelet that classmate Rosalie Wells "borrows." an act which allows Mary to blackmail Rosalie into confirming Mary's iies about Karen and Martha. Helen is one of the first to be pulled out of the school when Mrs, Tilford begins spreading the (iction that Karen and Martha are lesbian lovers...

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