Douglas is the narrator of the short story “Uncle Dougie’s Suitcase” by Alastair Chisholm. Douglas is a nine-year-old boy at the time when the events in the story take place. He does not appear to have any siblings. It is quite likely that he was named after Uncle Dougie since Dougie is short for Douglas.

Douglas is very fond of his Uncle Dougie because he makes him laugh and gives him presents (ll. 2-3), which Douglas likes to show at school (l. 6). It suggests that he enjoys being the center of attention. This is also supported by the fact that he is annoyed when Uncle Dougie goes to have a drink with his parents instead of paying attention to him. (ll. 25-32). However, he also likes Uncle Dougie because “he never really seemed like a grown-up” (l....

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