By: Laurie Halse Anderson
Eliza - african american, cook in the coffeehouse, lives in the brothers house, is really good with medical treatment.
Mother - Matilda's mother, runs the coffeehouse, gets yellow fever
Grandfather - veteran, sick but not of yellow fever, cares of Matilda while mother is ill
Silas - Matildas cat which supports her through the journey.
Mrs Flagg - the women who helps Matilda survive yellow fever.
"Oh then the hands of of the pitiful mother prepared he childs body for the grave". page:14
"I smelled the breath of death for the first time since all this hardship began, and was scared" page: 54