Far from the Madding Crowd Characters

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Cainy Ball

Cainy is the boy who is appointed assistant shepherd to Gabriel. His mother named him Cain because she was confused about the story of Genesis, and thought it was Abel who killed his brother.

Jan Coggan

Coggan is introduced as a man who often stands witness to weddings and baptisms in the county. When Oak arrives at Weatherbury, he takes a room at Coggan's house. Coggan becomes a confidante who knows the truth about Oak's past relationship with Bathsheba.

Henry Frey

Frey is one of the workers on the Everdene farm. He always signs his name "Henery" and is often called that by the other workers.

Matthew Moon

Moon is one of the workers on Bathsheba Everdene's farm.

Pennyways

Pennyways is the bailiff of the Everdene farm. Soon after Bathsheba takes over the farm, she catches Pennyways sneaking out of the barn with half a bushel of...

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