The angry lumber mill owner

Temba Wide-Arm

Dear Mother,

Temba Wide-Arm owns the lumber mill in Ivarstead. She does most of the work at the mill and is as strong as any man. She is also an angry woman who blames the bears for destroying the trees around Ivarstead. When her cheerful assistant, Gwilin, tries to point out that the bears are not clever enough to bear a grudge, Temba curtly tells him to keep his comments to himself.