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Imogene Kite plays a much larger and more sinister part in this revisiting of Staggerford. Her character and physical appearance are thus more fully explored. She has huge hands, a long nose, and big eyes. A small slit of a mouth above her shallow chin seems to say "pipe down, this is a library!" She has moved on to become "Purchasing Coordinator" for the State Department of Education in St. Paul. She is remembered by retired school teacher Agatha McGee as "a sixth grader with an elongated body and a short temper, her nose in a book, her head full of memorized lists, her grades superb, her personality chilly. Now, turning forty, Imogene was still gawky and chilly and full of mostly useless information" (p. 111). "Imogene was a prober, a digger, a tireless follower of thin streams to their remote sources. Her tunnel vision kept her from taking in views as broad as Agatha described" (p. 112). Agatha also serves as chairwoman of the library board.