The Gate of Angels Characters

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Fred Fairly is the son of a minister who became a Junior Fellow at St Angelicus. An athletically enthusiastic and somewhat competitive young man, he prefers taking care of himself rather than being waited upon. He decides to accept his position as Junior Fellow while sitting near a glacier in the Alps with a friend, who is urging him to go to Oxford, where everything is happening. Fred is a conscientious young man who thinks it only fair that he tell his father he, a scientist, can no longer take anything on faith (his father is not surprised--but does not want to hear his reasons, already feeling excluded by his wife and daughters, who are working for women's suffrage). Fred's lack of faith is precisely why his friend Skippey, from Jesus College--then chairing its Disobligers' Society--asks him to formally debate in favor of the proposition that the...

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