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Christina: Christina is an old, grumpy crippled lady who lives on a farm in a small town. Her entire life is one of pain and suffering and humiliation. A rich kid from Boston (Walton) visits her during the summer to bone her and promises to marry her, but then marries someone else, and Christina spends the rest of her life being bitter about it and crawling on her hands and knees in the gutter. Then Andrew (see below) paints a ridiculous painting of Christina that makes her feel better about herself.

 Andrew: Andrew is a famous painter who creates a painting of Christina, making her look young and happy. He also paints her barn for several hundred pages.

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