bitter old man
- I deserve to be in charge. I will be declared Mayor permanently.
- Thomas will suffer for the wrongs he has done me.
- The church is a useful tool. Keep the Raptor happy.
- Always dress well.
- Never insult the powerful.
- If caught in a wrong, blame someone else.
Walter is the uncle of Thomas Merton.
Walter felt that he should have been Mayor instead of Tom. He feels he has been wronged by both the council and his upstart nephew.
Sometimes, after having talked with Walter, one comes to the realization that something Walter said might have been an insult. But one could be mistaken.