Thomas Williamson is JudyAnne’s husband and Liza and Anthony’s father. He is a farmer, and generally respected by the people of Emarot. Unlike his son, he is not rash; he is willing to wait for the right time to act rather than acting on impulse and getting himself into trouble.
is a secondary character, but important, as all the twenty-some named
characters are. He helps to hold back the Emarotians from rash actions
in many instances, though he does not always succeed. When the men are
desperate to move, but cannot agree on what to do, it is Thomas who
points out to the men that if they are not united on their purpose, they
cannot hope to succeed. Though Thomas is not the bravest, most
chivalrous character in the story, he is a good man, and one JudyAnne,
Anthony, and Liza could not do without.