Sergeant Musgrave's Dance Characters

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Annie

Annie is the barmaid who works in Mrs. Hitchcock's pub. She earned a bad reputation by becoming impregnated by Billy Hicks, a soldier who later died. Their baby died soon after birth.

She reinforces her bad reputation by flirting with the British soldiers. Initially Annie is attracted to Hurst, refusing Sparky's amorous advances. However, after being rebuffed by both Hurst and Attercliffe, she finds comfort with Sparky.

Only Annie understands Musgrave' s obsession with truth. It is she who reveals what really happened to Sparky.

The Bargee

The Bargee is the barge driver who transports the soldiers to the town. A merry fellow, he is always working an angle even to the point of selling out the soldiers to make a little money.

He does not seem to like soldiers, and generally regards Musgrave and his mission with contempt. The Bargee is only interested in attention or financial...

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