Mr. van Tosch

Display Name: 
Mr. van Tosch
Sort Name: 
van Tosch, Mr.
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
Specific Job: 
Breeder
Origin: 
Chicago
Biography: 

The man who owns Coppermine (i.e. Lightning) is named van Tosch. He is originally from Chicago, but on a trip to Memphis decided he liked it so much that he moved to Tennessee and became a breeder of race horses. It is because he is "a foreigner" (281) - i.e. from the North - that he does not behave correctly when his black employee, Bobo, asks for money to help him out of trouble. But as a friend of both Colonel Linscomb and Grandfather, the narrative treats him favorably.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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