Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
He's very thin, bent and his hair is white and his face is wrinkled. Life does not seem very long to him. He may be over ninety, but he thinks that he got his salary only yesterday and he still feels the smell of the burned powder on his nose. He seems obsessed with curious ideas. He repeats himself quite often. He is hard of hearing, and he blames others for not talking loud enough. He says that he gets energy from food. He is impatient for food, and abuses the family members if they are a bit late to serve him food. He is especially worried about the cold weather because of his old age.
He is surprised at the rapid progress in the world. He lives in his memories of the grand past life. He can't accept any change so easily. He is rather conservative. He thinks that what he did in the past is right and the later developments are nonsense. Innovations like the railways disturb him, and the improvements in military organization and technology leave him bewildered and skeptical. But he is touched by the generosity of the young, and is happy when assured that his hope will be fulfilled. He remains a patriotic person till he breathes his last.