A White Heron Characters

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Hunter

The hunter is heard before he is seen, whistling in a "determined, and somewhat aggressive" manner, in contrast to the birdsong that fills the air. He carries a gun and a heavy sack full of dead birds. He is an ornithologist proud of his collection of birds, "stuffed and preserved, dozens and dozens of them." Still, he is friendly and kind, if somewhat smug about his wealth and sophistication, and Sylvia is both attracted to and somewhat afraid of him. He is so eager to collect a white heron that he offers Sylvia ten dollars (a sum that means little to him but a great deal to her) if she will lead him to the bird. As they walk through the woods together, the two seem to take equal pleasure in the birds they see— Sylvia for their living beauty, and the hunter for their rarity and...

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