EMILY BURGESS - 18 years old; a strinking looking girl with soft eyes and an appealing wistfulness. Quiet, reserved, graceful.
JULIE BURGESS - 16 years old; a girl full of vitality and fine spirit; lovely in a bruque way; in high school; quick, eager, young mind.
JANET BURGESS - just 12; lively; a delightful mixture of child and adult; still youngishly chubby; quick and ready sympathies and emotions.
JOHNNY BURGESS - a boyish 21; athletic, with eyes that crinkle with life and amusement and a sometimes sad sensitivity.
DOCTOR TOM BURGESS - just past 50; the father; a fine doctor of the old-fashioned and real variety; impractical and humanistic.
MRS MARGARET BURGESS - not yet 45, but looks it in a graceful way; pleasant mixture of practical realist and womanly sentimentalist; wise and lovely; her faimly is her life.
RALPH WEATHERLY - 17 years old; not particularly handsome but engaging and typical, with a wide, pleasant smile and a slight uneasiness.