Reading Guide for “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” Vocabulary Predisposing Impropriety Expatriated Expletives Coquetry Malevolence Anathema Precipitous Precipice Bellicose Maudlin Pariah Equanimity Guileless Sylvan Jocular Felonious Occult Extemporized Cached Commiseration Malediction Vituperative Travail Characterization Chart Character Direct Characterization Oakhurst Mother Shipton Uncle Billy Indirect Characterization Tom Simson Piney Dutchess Three of the characters undergo moral reformation in which we discover their true virtue. Explain the characters and their moral reformation. “Snowed in”, these people who have nothing in common have become a mutually supportive human community. Explain. Explain how Oakhurst is not only the strongest of the characters, but the weakest one as well.