Outcasts of Poker Flat Characters

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Duchess

Duchess, a prostitute, is one of four individuals expelled from Poker Flat when the townspeople there decided to evict the "undesirables." As the group of outcasts are making their way to Sandy Bar, she complains constantly, causing the group to stop short of their destination. When Piney Woods and Tom Simson join the group and they become trapped by the snow, Duchess becomes more cheerful and nurturing toward Piney. When the rescuers finally reach the group, they find Duchess and Piney huddled together, dead, and by then it is impossible to determine "which was she that had sinned."

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John Oakhurst

John Oakhurst is one of four individuals who were expelled from Poker Flat when its townspeople decided to run out the "undesirables." Oakhurst is a professional gambler noted for his "coolness, impassiveness, and presence of mind." When young Tom Simson and Piney Woods...

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