Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Selected list of characters

The following characters play are interwoven through the set of twelve stories of Sunshine Sketches:

  • Josh Smith, proprietor of Smith's Hotel, one of the leading citizens of the town.
  • Jefferson Thorpe, owner of the barber shop, who engages in mining speculations.
  • Golgotha Gingham, the undertaker, to whom people are less interesting when still alive.
  • Dean Rupert Drone, reverend of the "Church of England Church," who has to deal with the debt from building a new church.
  • Peter Pupkin, a bank teller who loves the Judge's daughter.
  • Zena Pepperleigh, Judge Pepperleigh's daughter. She likes to read romantic stories.
  • Dr. Gallagher, collector of Indian relics and student of Canadian history.
  • Mr Hussell, journalist for the Mariposa Newspacket.
  • Christie Johnson, captain of the Mariposa Belle.
  • Henry Mullins, manager of the Mariposa Exchange Bank.
  • Caleb Dueck, the owner of Caleb's general good, a mighty fine man.
  • Narrator, an unreliable narrator, whose descriptions of the town are biased or absurd.

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