Ad

Text: 
Display Name: 
Ad
Sort Name: 
Ad
AKA: 
Ash
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Cook
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, January 1, 1857 to Monday, December 31, 1866
Biography: 

Ad is the cook at Major de Spain's hunting camp and an aide-de-camp to Major de Spain and the others in the hunt for Old Ben. He, like Boon, has high regard for the dog Lion, and the two men (possibly about the same age) compete for the dog's company. Ad observes and reports on Lion's and Boon's confrontation with Old Ben, and mourns the incomparable dog: "Ad stood in the door too, as Boon had done, with the tears running down his face too" (186).

Note: 
Ad appears as "Uncle Ash" in Go Down, Moses, and as Uncle Ash Wylie in Big Woods (1955).
Individual or Group: 
Individual
12291

Character