Author: Gene Porter  | Date: 1904


FRECKLES, a plucky waif who guards the Limberlost timber leases and dreams of Angels.

THE SWAMP ANGEL, in whom Freckles’ sweetest dream materializes.

MCLEAN, a member of a Grand Rapids lumber company, who befriends Freckles.

MRS. DUNCAN, who gives mother-love and a home to Freckles.

DUNCAN, head teamster of McLean’s timber gang.

THE BIRD WOMAN, who is collecting camera studies of birds for a book.

LORD AND LADY O’MORE, who come from Ireland in quest of a lost relative.

THE MAN OF AFFAIRS, brusque of manner, but big of heart.

WESSNER, a Dutch timber-thief who wants rascality made easy.

BLACK JACK, a villain to whom thought of repentance comes too late.

SEARS, camp cook.


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Chicago: Gene Porter, "Characters," Freckles Original Sources, accessed December 3, 2020,

MLA: Porter, Gene. "Characters." Freckles, Original Sources. 3 Dec. 2020.

Harvard: Porter, G, 'Characters' in Freckles. Original Sources, retrieved 3 December 2020, from