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Prosper, Peter

The owner of Buston, and uncle of Harry Annesley, whom he had named as his heir. Considered generally by those who knew him to be somewhat of a fool. His courtship of Matilda Thoroughbung of the local brewing family supplies comic relief for the novel.

"He was somewhat dry ... and skinny, with high cheekbones and large dull eyes. But he was clean, and grave, and orderly." - Mr. Scarborough's Family.