Boykie Pienaar - “Narrator”
Boykie Pienaar is a young mischievous boy living on a farm with his family. (They have lived there forever, or so Boykie thinks.) Like most typical boys in Africa, Boykie is always on the hunt for new adventures, generally involving lots of danger and “free food” acquired from his mother’s pantry. Obviously, he wishes to share this food with his friends but his mother often catches him in mid “pilfer” and gives him his just punishment!
Boetie Baradien – “The escape artist”
These stories revolve around Boetie Baradien, a young Indian boy who lives with his family on the same farm as Boykie. The family help Boykie’s parents in the running of the farm and as such Boetie and Boykie hang out most days together. An almost “blood kinship” has developed between these two, and the only thing that would perhaps sway Boetie away from an adventure, is the smell of fried eggs and sausages wafting from the kitchen.