1.Richard Clayton Harwick – running away from home-mother dies of broken heart-Sacrifices of an innocent life – Charlotte Harwick vs Charles Devere-Ruins his own family – Mr  Coldstone gets angry as money slips away steadily. Richard comes back home to an empty, silent hall

 2. Colin – when he and his mother leave Jack and their apartment for good

– Has to move to a new school with new friends  – does not have friends

-Colin has to work to earn money – does 3 paper rounds, accept money over Christmas presents and birthday presents-Misses Jack a lot and it makes him stay awake late at night memorising his good time with Jack