A Sunday school classmate of John Wheelwright and Owen Meany’s, Harold Crosby is a quiet, overweight boy who is unwillingly cast as the airborne Announcing Angel in the Christmas Pageant, despite being afraid of heights. He forgets his lines and throws up all over himself after Barb Wiggin leaves him hanging suspended in the air after the show. He later escapes the military draft by acquiring a deferment for psychological reasons.
Harold Crosby Character Timeline in A Prayer for Owen Meany
The timeline below shows where the character Harold Crosby appears in A Prayer for Owen Meany. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: The Little Lord Jesus
Chapter 5: The Ghost of the Future
...will shun the Episcopalians as he has shunned the Catholics. Mr. Fish suddenly observes that Harold is still hanging in the stage’s rafters. Dan uses his theatrical expertise to lower Harold... (full context)
Chapter 9: The Shot