The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Minor Characters in "The Copper Beeches"

Character Analysis

  • Violet Hunter – A governess and Holmes's client.
  • Mr. Rucastle – Hunter's employer, an apparently friendly man with a terrible, terrible temper.
  • Mrs. Rucastle – Mr. Rucastle's second wife, fanatically devoted to him and to their young son.
  • Miss Alice Rucastle – Mr. Rucastle's daughter by his first wife, subject to an extortion plan engineered by Rucastle.
  • Mrs. Toller – A family servant, loyal to Miss Alice Rucastle.
  • Mr. Toller – Also a family servant, always drunk.
  • Mr. Fowler – Alice Rucastle's fiancé.

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