Mule Bone Characters

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Mrs. Dilcie Anderson

A Methodist housewife who, although she was not present at the fight, insists she can testify, since she heard all about it from her husband.

Marshal Lum Boger

Boger is the town Marshal. His primary duty as the play opens is to chase after the small children who play in front of Clarke's store. He is subject to Clarke's orders and behaves more like a servant than an officer of the law. Most people make fun of Lum.

Elder Childers

Childers is a long-time resident of the town. He is the Baptist minister and is calm and confident, willing to assume responsibility. Childers counters Simms argument at the trial and points out that a mule is kin to an ass and thus an ass bone is a weapon according to the bible.

Joe Clarke

Clarke is both the mayor of the town and a storekeeper. He...

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