- "She was lying on the grass in the sun, lying down dead and her skin started to pop like popcorn, the boils on her kept bursting, like little flowers all over her."
- — Arthur describing what happened to Miss Jessop's corpse
Miss Jessop was a science teacher at Rowhurst School. She died in the early weeks of the disease, and the boils on her body began to pop until there was nothing left of her except a black mess. A dog then attempted to eat her remains, but became poisoned and died.
- The Dead (mentioned only)