Miss Flint

"The Hon. Miss Flint" is anything but honorable. A broad, often cruel caricature, this woman has come to India in search o a British husband. Vain, petty, acquisitive, deceitful, and self-deceiving, she constantly brags about the "offers" (of marriage) she has allegedly received back in the British Isles. There are several suggestions that these 'offers' are misprisions of casual conversation or wholly made up. She fishes for an 'offer' from one or more of the Hawkins brothers, who find her repugnant. Her age (late thirties) and pretensions to being a heroine incur a great deal of mockery, and she is jealous of the true heroines Bessie Hope and Zeelook.