ABIGAIL ABBYSINIA - An
"Old Maid" personified. Humorless, colorless, without imagination or
originality. Governs her small world grimly and with vigor. Dressed in a stiff
black dress with collar and cuffs.
BULL DURHAM - A bully and consequently a coward
dressed in nondescript clothing.
EARNEST E. RUDITE - He is meticulously polite and
studiously efficient, carefully groomed and neatly dressed.
FATSO JUMBO TUBBY TERWILLIGER - An overstuffed
glutton with a one track mind directly connected with his digestive system who
overflows his clothing in all directions.
SKINNAY SMITH - A lanky lad whose wrists have
grown too fast for his coat and whose shins have long since parted with the
bottom of his trousers.
WEARY WILLIE WHITE - The All American
Standing-Sitting-Sleeping Champion. He yawns incessantly and sleeps intermittently,
and looks as if he has slept in his clothes.
CARY CORNTASSEL - A rube type, dressed in patched
up overalls. He is not very bright in his studies, but isn't bothered or aware
PERCY PRETTYBOY - A self-conscious clothes-horse.
Beautifully dressed with matching manners. He is disdainful of his classmates
but very conscious of his female classmates.
TUFFY TUKES - A wholehearted roughneck who is
rough in dress, manner and nature. He reads into the most innocent remarks as
an invitation to battle.
LULUBELLE LOLLIPOP - A perfect running mate for
Percy and their consequent felicity in each other's company is quite
TOMBOY TOOTS - A harum-scarum hoyden who doesn't
permit an oversight of nature in not creating her a boy to worry her in the
BASHFUL BETTY - A shy, small girl born with her
finger in her mouth. Very timid and unobtrusive. Dressed plainly, but neatly in
GIGGLY GOON - Constantly giggling at the slightest
provocation, but can take care of herself in combat and gladly goes into the
fray when the opportunity comes her way. Dresses "cutely" in a starched
dress with bows at her waist and in her hair.
SUSIE SIMPER - Well dressed and pretty, a
PEACHES PRIMPER - Well dressed and pretty,
and primeval primper.