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.

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.

Dougal MacCallum

Dougal is Sir Robert Redgauntlet's loyal butler, ready to follow him even into death. He is friendly to Steenie and gives him important advice in the haunted castle. His relationships with Steenie and Sir Robert suggest something of the close ties that could develop in the old feudal world, in contrast with the purely monetary relationships associated with new men like Sir Robert's son.

Sir John Redgauntlet

Sir John is very different from his father...

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