Who are the main characters in The Snows of Kilimanjaro?

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Harry is the protagonist of the story. He is a writer who loves hunting (big game). He is dying due to gangrene and is waiting for a plane that will take him back to civilization.

Compton is the pilot of the plane that is going to take Harry back to the city. He is very kind and reassuring, and also fictional-Harry only dreams him.

Helen is Harry's wife. She comes from wealth, is an expert in shooting guns, and loves her husband, although he does not seem to return her love. She tries to care for him, and he calls her name out in the end.

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