The Thing in the Forest

by

A.S. Byatt

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The Thing in the Forest Characters

Penny

One of the two main characters, Penny is a young girl at the beginning of the story who is evacuated from London with a group of children to escape the German bombing of London during… read analysis of Penny

Primrose

One of the two main characters, Primrose is a young girl at the beginning of the story who is evacuated from London with a group of children to escape the German bombing of London during… read analysis of Primrose
Minor Characters
Alys
A younger child whom Penny and Primrose meet before they first venture into the forest. Alys wants to go with them, but Penny and Primrose refuse. Later, as adults, Penny and Primrose remember Alys, believing that the loathly worm killed her.