- Colonel Sartoris Snopes ("Sarty") - protagonist
- Abner Snopes – patriarch of the Snopes family, personal hobby of burning barns, Antagonist
- Lennie Snopes – wife of Abner and mother of Sarty
- Lizzie – unmarried sister of Lennie Snopes
- Major de Spain - Snopes's employer
- Mr. Harris - Abner's first mentioned landowner
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