Love Among the Chickens
Cast, in order of appearance
Jeremy Garnet — the narrator; an author, desirous of quiet and seclusion, preferably with some golf thrown in.
Mrs Medley — his landlady
Lickford — Jeremy's artist friend, at present on a sketching tour in the west country.
Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge — an old friend of Jeremy; a boisterous rogue, in whose vicinity meditation is impossible.
Millie — Ukridge's wife; living proof that love is blind.
Phyllis Derrick — a pretty girl with brown hair (or perhaps it's golden) and blue eyes (or they might be grey).
Professor Patrick Derrick — her father; an elderly Irish gentleman with fixed opinions about Sir Edward Carson and the Irish question.
"Aunty" — a very stout middle-aged lady, travelling by train to Yeovil.
Albert — not a sunny child, though showing "a skill in logomachy that marked him out as a future Labour member".
Molly McEachern — Phyllis's hostess during a recent visit to "the Abbey".
Beale — Ukridge's hired hand; an old soldier whose passion for the truth "had made him unpopular in three regiments".
Bob — Beale's dog; a mongrel with a passion for chasing chickens and cats.
"Aunt Elizabeth" — a disagreeable hen with Bolshevist tendencies.
Aunt Elizabeth — Millie's aunt, Lady Lakenheath; neither a hen nor a Bolshevik.
Tom Chase — a lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
Edwin — a pure-bred Persian cat that finds safety up a chimney.
Mrs Beale — Beale's wife; a "cook who would have graced an alderman's house", she is growing tired of ringing the changes on chicken and eggs.
Corporal Banks — one of Beale's former brothers-in-arms.
Miss Norah Derrick — Phyllis's sister, met on the beach.
Farmer Leigh, of Up Lyme — treats sick chickens on Christian Science principles.
Vincent Devereux — the hero of Jeremy's story, "Not Really a Coward".
Tom Slingsby — Hilda's hero, in Jeremy's story of that name.
Harry Hawk — a gigantic boatman and a mercenary man; also known as "that girt fule, 'Arry 'Awk".
Angus M'Lurkin, of St Andrews — on one of his very off days, Jeremy halved a round of golf with him.
Vickers, the butcher — a rebellious tradesman
Dawlish, the grocer — another rebel
Pamela — a character in Jeremy's novel The Manoeuvres of Arthur.
Lady Maud — a similar character in Jeremy's other novel The Outsider.
Curtis, the fishmonger — another Combe Regis tradesman who would like to see the colour of Ukridge's money.
Colonel Jervis — winner of the golf trophy for the last two years, beating Professor Derrick on each occasion.
Jane Muspratt — Harry Hawk's girl, a young lady who knows how to write an interesting letter.
Tom Leigh — a Combe Regis resident who learns the hard way not to make jokes about Harry Hawk.
Mr Saul Potter — Professor Derrick's losing opponent in the semi-final of the Combe Regis Golf Tournament.
Charlie — Beale's losing opponent in a fist-fight.
Brass, of Axminster — possessor of the largest whiskers ever seen on a human face.
Bodger, Appleby, and Mr Blenkinsop, of Whiteley's — other tradesmen who are anxious to be paid.
Characters who speak (or otherwise play an active part) are shown in bold; characters who are merely mentioned or who play no significant part in the story are shown thus. Unnamed characters (eg a maid, a porter) are not listed unless they have a role in the plot. Real-life persons are not listed.
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