Read this excerpt from "Wiley, His Mama, and the Hairy Man” in The People Could Fly But they heard a great bad laughin way off across the river. And everybody sayin it, "That’s the Hairy Man.” . . . . papa never got across Jordan because the Hairy Man block his way. This excerpt introduces two enemies of the hero. two supporting characters. the protagonist and his father. the antagonist of the story.