Wandering Willie's Tale Characters

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Tibbie Faw

The female innkeeper who serves Steenie a drink on his way into the dark wood.

Horseman

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Hutcheon

A servant in the Redgauntlet household, Hutcheon loyally accompanies Dougal the butler when the latter answers the call of the dead Sir Robert. Later, because he knows the traditions of Redgauntlet Castle, he is able to explain what the Cat's Cradle is, which perhaps suggests the importance of preserving one's connections with the past.

Laurie Lapraik

Laurie Lapraik, a neighbor of Steenie's who lends him money for his rent, puts himself forward as a Presbyterian now that the Presbyterians are in power, but the narrator says he is actually a sly fox who adjusts his beliefs according to what is popular. He refuses to help Steenie a second time, instead unfairly blaming him for persecuting Presbyterians. Through him Scott may be suggesting disapproval of the Presbyterians and a...

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