A Retrieved Reformation

by

O. Henry

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Mr. Adams Character Analysis

The owner of The Elmore Bank and father to Annabel. It is Mr. Adams’s bank that Jimmy Valentine initially cases when arriving in town, and it is his safe that Agatha, his granddaughter and Annabel’s niece, becomes locked in, prompting Ralph to crack the lock and expose his true identity as Jimmy Valentine.
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Mr. Adams Character Timeline in A Retrieved Reformation

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Adams appears in A Retrieved Reformation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...Annabel Adams. They are to be married in two weeks’ time, and even Annabel’s father, Mr. Adams , approves of Ralph D. Spencer. (full context)
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Jimmy walks downtown with Annabel’s entire family, including her father, Mr. Adams , her sister, and her sister’s children, Agatha and May. Jimmy grabs his suitcase of... (full context)
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The bank has just installed a new safe and vault, and Mr. Adams wants to show it off. While small, the vault is equipped with a state-of-the-art door,... (full context)
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As Mr. Adams engages Ralph, bragging about his new safe, Ben Price walks undetected into the bank. He... (full context)
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...her sister scream. Without their knowledge, May has locked Agatha in the safe while playing. Mr. Adams tries to open the vault, but he has not yet set the clock or the... (full context)