Characters Discussed

(Great Characters in Literature)

Hugh Roger Littlepage

Hugh Roger Littlepage, the narrator and heir to Ravensnest, and

Hugh Roger Littlepage

Hugh Roger Littlepage, called Uncle Ro, his uncle. While traveling abroad, they receive word that they are in danger of losing their estate, Ravensnest, which is threatened by a terrorist group of anti-rentist tenants greedy for land. Disguised as a watch peddler and an organ grinder, Hugh and Uncle Ro return to Ravensnest and assess the situation. With the help of a band of friendly Indians, they subdue the terrorists and see the rights of the landlords upheld by the Supreme Court.

The Reverend Mr. Warren

The Reverend Mr. Warren, a clergyman living at Ravensnest. He is a friend and ally of Hugh Roger Littlepage and Uncle Ro.

Mary Warren

Mary Warren, the daughter of the Reverend Mr. Warren. An ally of Hugh Roger Littlepage in his fight against the anti-rentists, she finally becomes his wife.

Seneca Newcome

Seneca Newcome, a demagogue lawyer and the leader of the anti-rentist tenants at Ravensnest.

Tom Miller

Tom Miller, a farmer who is hostile to the anti-rentist factions at Ravensnest.

Joshua Brigham

Joshua Brigham, Tom Miller’s greedy farmhand and an ally of Seneca Newcome.

Jack Dunning

Jack Dunning, Hugh Roger Littlepage’s business agent.


Susquesus, an old Onondaga Indian living at Ravensnest. He is honored in a ceremony by a band of Indians from Washington who help subdue the anti-rentist terrorists at Ravensnest.

Jaap (Jaaf)

Jaap (Jaaf), an old black servant living at Ravensnest.

Patt Littlepage

Patt Littlepage, Hugh Roger Littlepage’s sister.

Mrs. Ursula Littlepage

Mrs. Ursula Littlepage, Hugh Roger Littlepage’s grandmother.

Opportunity Newcome

Opportunity Newcome, Seneca Newcome’s sister and ally.


Hall, a mechanic hostile to the anti-rentist faction at Ravensnest.

Henrietta Coldbrook

Henrietta Coldbrook and

Anne Marston

Anne Marston, wards of Uncle Ro.


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