The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Characters

Nancy Farmer
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Trashman

Trashman is a powerfully built servant to She-Elephant whom the runaway Matsika children discover after they are abducted into her strange underground world. With a small mind and strong body, Trashman is devoted to those he serves whenever he comes to visit the She-Elephant. His speech is a combination of gibberish and baby talk that only Kuda can understand and translate. Trashman eats like an animal and is completely lacking in any social graces. Trashman soon becomes attached to the three children and accompanies them for protection when they escape from the She-Elephant.

The She-Elephant

The She-Elephant is a grotesque woman—not an elephant—who has grown enormous over the years as she's built an underground network of tunnels beneath the toxic waste dump, which is below the municipal garbage dump. She is a ruthless overseer who forces the children to work tirelessly while she drinks...

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