Who are the major characters in "The Open Window"?

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In "The Open Window," Framton Nuttel is the protagonist . Seeking peace and quiet in a rural setting on the advice of his doctors, Framton is hoping to calm his fragile nerves. He is at the home of Mrs. Sappleton with a letter of introduction from his sister,...

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In "The Open Window," Framton Nuttel is the protagonist. Seeking peace and quiet in a rural setting on the advice of his doctors, Framton is hoping to calm his fragile nerves. He is at the home of Mrs. Sappleton with a letter of introduction from his sister, who visited the setting four years previous.

Vera is the "self-possessed" niece of Mrs. Sappleton. A young lady of only fifteen, she is the first to greet Framton upon his arrival at Mrs. Sappleton's home. Quite a storyteller, Vera takes advantage of an opportunity when she discovers that Framton knows little about her aunt. With excellent timing, Vera succeeds in doing to Framton the opposite of what his doctors have ordered.

Mrs. Sappleton is the owner of the home that Framton visits. She appears after Vera's story of how she lost her husband and brothers in a terrible tragedy. Framton feels sorry for her and notices Mrs. Sappleton frequently glancing at the window where he believes she saw her husband and brothers for the last time. Having no knowledge of Vera's story, Mrs. Sappleton announces the arrival of her husband and brothers. Her announcement causes Framton to flee her home believing he sees ghosts.

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Framton Nuttel: A young man ordered by his doctors to stay in the country to help cure his frayed nerves. He's also rather shy, so his sister thinks it would be a good idea to provide him with some introductions to local families. She clearly means well, but this turns out not to be such a good idea after all. His first (and last) port of call is the Sappleton residence.

Vera: The fifteen year old niece of Mrs. Sappleton. A seemingly demure young lady, she's actually rather mischievous with a highly vivid imagination. This gives her a particular talent for telling the tallest of tall stories. Inventing scary horror stories on the spot is a particular specialty.

Mrs. Sappleton: The lady of the house. Framton has gone to visit her, but unfortunately she's not there when he arrives, so he has to sit with the mischievous Vera, who proceeds to spin him a yarn in which her aunt has a particularly prominent role. When Mrs. Sappleton appears, she has a brief conversation with Framton which ends in terror and a very hasty departure. 

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