Manalive Characters


Mrs. Duke proprietor of Beacon House
Diana Duke girl in blue, Mrs. Duke's niece and partner, friend of Mary Gray
Rosamund Hunt young girl in white
Dr. Herbert Warner tall man with silk hat
Arthur Inglewood scientific amateur, youngest man, a friend of Innocent Smith
Michael Moon, Irishman, no hat, read for the bar
Moses Gould, small resident Jew
Innocent Smith, large man with small head, philosopher
Mary Gray slight young woman in black with red hair
Dr. Cyrus Pym American criminological expert
Emerson Eames - Philosophy professor at Brakespeare college
Raymond Perry - co-burglar
Jules Durobin - man in France
Paul Nickolaovitvh - man in Russia
Wong-Hi - man in China
Louis Hara - man in California
Ruth Davis - housemaid to Mrs. Innocent Smith


Innocent Smith and Mary Gray
Michael Moon and Rosamund Hunt
Arthur Inglewood and Diana Duke


For the prosecution - Dr Herbert Warner, Dr Cyrus Pym and Moses Gould
For the defense - Michael Moon and Arthur Inglewood
Jury - Diana Duke, Mary Gray, and Rosamund Hunt
Chair of authority - Mrs. Duke
Defendant - Innocent Smith


diadem - jeweled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
sardonic - grimly mocking or cynical
Gladstone - small suitcase built over a rigid frame which could separate into two equal sections.
hansom cab - 2-wheeled horse-drawn carriage accommodating 2 inside, driver seated behind
astral - relating to a supposed nonphysical realm of existence
Bradshaw - comprehensive timetable of British railroad trains
phantasmal - product of fantasy
blackguard - person, particularly a man, who behaves in a dishonorable or contemptible way
permeator - he that passes through
dieu - God
poitrine - chest
ouverte - open
prostratus - creeping rosemary
shide - zigzag-shaped paper streamer
flagon - large container in which drink is served
seraglio - women's apartments (harem) in an Ottoman palace
interpellations - occasions when questions are formally asked of a government minister
endon - within, inner, absorbing, or containing
impecunious - having little or no money
dingerous - prone to homeruns?
alpenstock - long iron-pointed staff used in mountain climbing
sagacity - discernment, insight, perception
dipsomaniac - uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors
exiguous - excessively scanty, inadequate
garret - room or unfinished part of a house just under the roof
asseverated - affirm or declare positively or earnestly
tocsin - alarm bell or the ringing of it
transmigogrified - transform in a surprising or magical manner.
seneschals - governor or other administrative or judicial officer
waggery - roguish or droll humor
crikey - expression of surprise
rakish - having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance
crozier - hooked staff carried by a bishop as a symbol of pastoral office
aquiline - (of a person's nose) hooked or curved like an eagle's beak