The Invalid's Story Characters

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Cap

See Narrator

The Expressman

See Thompson

The Governor

See John B. Hackett

Deacon Levi Hackett

Deacon Levi Hackett is the father of the narrator's deceased friend—John B. Hackett—who sends a message to the narrator, informing him of his son's last wishes. Deacon Hackett also sends a card with his address, which the narrator tacks to a box of guns, thinking it is John Hackett's coffin.

Stranger

The stranger referred to in the beginning of the story places a piece of ripe Limburger cheese on top of the white-pine box full of guns in the express car, setting off a chain of events that eventually leads to the death of the narrator.

Young Fellow

The young fellow referred to in the beginning of the story intends to ship a box of guns to a rifle company in Peoria, Illinois; instead, when his box is accidentally...

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