The Ring Characters

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Lise

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Mathias

Mathias, an older man, is the sheep master on Sigismund's farm. At the beginning of the story he tells Sigismund about the death of one of his Eng-lish-bred lambs and the illness of two others. Eventually he also describes the sheep thief's activities, saying he would like to kill the thief for what he has done.

Thief

The thief never speaks, and much of what is known of him is learned from the story of Mathias, the sheep master. Repeatedly likened to a wolf, the thief has been stealing sheep from local farmers for several weeks and recently killed a farmer who had caught him in the act. The thief is hiding in a grove on the farm of Sigismund and Lovisa and is covered with blood and surrounded by sheep bones when Lovisa unexpectedly enters the grove. He says nothing to her but points...

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