Cecil is the main character in Hugh Garner’s short story “The Moose and the Sparrow”. Cecil is a young man who works in a logging camp to earn money for his studies. He attends UBC (University of British Columbia), where he takes an arts course. He was raised in foster homes. He wears glasses, and he is compared to a sparrow (p. 214; l. 25), which suggests he has a slight build.

Cecil is good at making beautiful and useful things with his hands (pp. 209-210, ll. 31-2). His cleverness is highlighted by his apparently planning and carrying out Moose's murder, in such a way that no one suspects him at first. In doing so, he develops a strategy and skillfully makes things out of wire to create a trap. Cecil’s plan works so well that no one suspects a murder...

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