The Chief is an important character in the story “The stolen letter”, because he is clever, cautious, and direct.
In the story, Chief can know what Minister’s habit is, and use that to help him to search Minister’ house, that shows Chief is a clever man.
The Chief is a caution and alert man. Because when he finished his search, he always took everything bake and eliminate traces. I think only alert and cautious people can do that.
He is a direct man, because he don’t have evidence to prove who stolen this letter but he jump to conclusion that thief is the Minister and search his house.
So Chief is a clever, alert and direct man.