Study Guide

Old Knudsen in Out of Africa

By Isak Dinesen

Old Knudsen

Old Knudsen is an old (bet you figured that out from his name) Danish grouch who comes to die on the farm. He makes a few improvements, like building a pond, but mostly gets the Baroness wrapped up in crazy fish-stealing or charcoal-making schemes that are good for entertainment value… but not so good for business.