Characters Discussed

(Great Characters in Literature)

Cornelius (Corny) Littlepage

Cornelius (Corny) Littlepage, the narrator. As the son of a landed proprietor, he travels, on business for his father, between Albany and New York City, and, later, into the forests of New York State, where he engages in the battle of Ticonderoga and subsequent forays against Indian raiders.

Anneke Mordaunt

Anneke Mordaunt, the beautiful daughter of Herman Mordaunt. Courted by Major Bulstrode, her father’s choice as a husband, and Corny Littlepage, she finally confesses her love for Corny, whom she marries.

Major Bulstrode

Major Bulstrode, a British officer and the rival of Corny Littlepage for the hand of Anneke Mordaunt.

Guert Ten Eyck

Guert Ten Eyck, Corny Littlepage’s friend, who is in love with Mary Wallace. After many difficulties, he finally wins her hand, only to be mortally wounded in an Indian raid before they can be married.

Mary Wallace

Mary Wallace, Anneke Mordaunt’s friend, who falls, too late, in love with Guert Ten Eyck.

The Reverend Thomas Worden

The Reverend Thomas Worden, Corny Littlepage’s tutor and companion in his travels.

Herman Mordaunt

Herman Mordaunt, Anneke Mordaunt’s father, a wealthy landowner.

Dirck Van Valkenburgh

Dirck Van Valkenburgh, called Dirck Follock, Corny Littlepage’s friend.

Abraham Van Valkenburgh

Abraham Van Valkenburgh, called Brom Follock, Dirck Van Valkenburgh’s father.

Jason Newcome

Jason Newcome, a schoolmaster.


Jaap, Corny Littlepage’s black servant.

Mr. Traverse

Mr. Traverse, a surveyor.


Susquesus, called Trackless, and


Jumper, Indian guides and runners.


Musquerusque, a Canadian Indian captive taken by Jaap at Ticonderoga.

Mother Doortje

Mother Doortje, a fortune-teller who warns Guert Ten Eyck that he may never marry.

Hugh Roger Littlepage

Hugh Roger Littlepage, Corny Littlepage’s elderly grandfather.

Lord Howe

Lord Howe, a British general killed at Ticonderoga.


(Great Characters in Literature)

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