Fyokla- A white-haired, beggar girl, who is also an orphan. Feels like a sister to Danilka and a niece to Terenty. Terenty- A cobbler who acts as the uncle of the two orphan beggars. Danilka- Another orphan who acts lika a brother to Fyokla. Also is close to Terenty.  Silanty Silitch- A sacristan, also a friend to Terenty.