Adam is an old servant of Sir Rowland’s, who greatly affections Orlando.
He is almost 80 years old but still physically fit, and does not approve of his new young master’s injurious ways. He has served the de Boys for 63 years, saving a great deal of money, which he offers to Orlando when he overhears Oliver’s plan to burn the boy to death. He recommends flight to the forest to the young man, and follows him, but his strength fails from starvation. Orlando carries him to Duke Senior’s campsite, where he is given food to revive him.