John The alcoholic pantomimist of "The Stroller's Tale." He drinks himself to death and abuses his wife and son in the process.
John Edmunds The convict in "The Convict's Return." He causes the death of his mother and father and dies repentant.
A Madman Author of "The Madman's Manuscript." He finds his wife does not love him and takes a lunatic revenge on her and her brother.
Tom Smart The cocky hero of "The Bagman's Tale," who saves a widow from a scoundrel.
Nathaniel Pipkin A schoolmaster in "The Parish Clerk." He loses Maria Lobbs and her father's money to a handsome cousin of Maria's.
George Heyling A prisoner in "The Strange Client." Upon his release he exacts a prolonged revenge on his father-in-law.
Gabriel Grub The misanthropic sexton in "The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton." Goblins convert him to love of his fellow man.
Prince Bladud The unhappy prince of "The True Legend of Prince Bladud." He rebels against his vicious father and finds misery.
Jack Martin The bagman's hard-drinking uncle in "The Bagman's Uncle." He rescues a lady from two villains during a ghostly coach ride.