Caroline's husband. A slightly simple-minded and uncertain figure. His Christian faith is sacred without being rooted. Bewildered and frightened in Africa. An easy target.
Wulff's slave boy. A mute but clever boy. Loyal, docile and endowed with an intuitive and great understanding of the nature and the cohesion of all things.
A black merchant with a love for European habits and goods. A sophisticated man of the world who operates entirely under his own rules, on the edge of civilization.