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by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Henderland

Character Analysis

In Chapter 16, Davie falls in with a friendly local religious man who reminds him of Mr. Campbell, the Protestant minister from his hometown. This man really highlights all the things the Lowlands represent: Protestantism and loyalty to the throne. He is a sharp contrast to the men whom Davie has encountered previously on Mull. But Mr. Henderland is also somewhat sympathetic to the Highland clan cause, and thinks Colin Roy is asking to be murdered with his conduct. So Mr. Henderland is the first inkling that, after all of these negative Highland experiences Davie has had so far, Lowlanders and Highlanders might still be able to come to some kind of mutual understanding.