The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Characters

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The Prisoners

Underneath his all-green golf course, Braddock Washington has imprisoned two dozen aviators who had the misfortune to discover his property. They are a spirited bunch, shouting curses and defiant insults at Washington when he stops by for a visit but also trying to talk him into releasing them. When they hear that one of their number managed to escape, they dance and sing in celebration.

Braddock Washington

The patriarch of the Washington family and the most extreme example of its arrogance and self-importance, Braddock Washington is a cold, unfeeling man who is “utterly uninterested in any ideas or opinions except his own.” He views people as either assets or liabilities, calculating what use can be made of them or what obstacle they might present. The most extreme example of this is his continued use of slave labor. Kismine echoes her father’s attitude when...

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