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Michael Hardy, who before his death had been leader of the hunt in Sheepwash Vale.
John Jorrocks, a wealthy but lower-class grocer and a lover of fox hunting. He is invited to come to Handley Cross to revive fox hunting.
Julia Jorrocks, his wife.
Belinda Jorrocks, his pretty niece, who adds to his popularity.
Pigg, a Scot of puny appearance but enormous appetite, hired by Jorrocks as a huntsman.
Dr. Swizzle, whose discovery of the curative powers of a local spring makes Handley Cross a fashionable watering place.
Dr. Mello, another shady doctor who nightly pours Epsom salts into his own spring.
Captain Doleful, a lean, hypocritical soldier on half pay who thinks Handley Cross should have social life and a hunt club. It is he who invites Jorrocks to Handley Cross.
Mrs. Barnington, the leader of the social set in Handley Cross.
Fleeceall, a social secretary who helps Doleful select Jorrocks.
The Earl of Bramber
The Earl of Bramber, the owner of Ongar Castle, where Jorrocks mistakenly becomes an overnight guest and ends up sleeping in the bathhouse.
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