Amelia Evans - Owns the Sad Cafe and is a tall, powerful, independent, shrewd, industrious, and capable loner.
Cousin Lymon - A sociable man who enjoys entertaining the townsfolk with tall tales. He claims to be a cousin of Amelia and despite his being a dwarf and a hunchback, she adores him.
Marvin Macy - An outlaw and ex-husband of Miss Amelia. He returns to town when he is released from prison.
Narrator - An unnamed, omniscient resident of the town. His observations and memories are the story.
Stumpy MacPhail - A foreman who hangs around Miss Amelia’s store and café.
Henry Macy - Marvin Macy’s brother. Where Marvin is evil, Henry is kind and meek. He tells Amelia that Marvin is getting released from prison.
Merlie Ryan - A sickly weaver who made up the rumor that Miss Amelia killed Cousin Lymon the first night he stayed. He frequently makes up rumors, so no one believes him.
A coda is defined as:
a concluding section extraneous to the form as usually defined; any concluding passage that can be understood as occurring after the structural conclusion of a work and that serves as a formal closing gesture. Although codas may on occasion consist of only a few perfunctory chords, they may on other occasions assume considerable dimensions and cannot always be regarded as essentially superfluous.
a sequence following the resolution of the story at the end of the final act that provides a more definite and satisfactory conclusion to the work, often indicating what the main characters go on to do next; the audiovisual equivalent of the afterword or epilogue in a book.
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