Peregrine Knightly is the new castle butler. He joins
the staff whilst Professor Gilbert is on vacation, and
claims to have worked for royalty ... but his shoes
squeak and he seems to have a rather chronic
nasal problem!

“ He stooped down and grasped Justin’s hand

in a grip as cold and clammy as a dead fish. A

dewdrop dangling from the end of his large nose

quivered dangerously, and Justin hoped it

wouldn’t pick that particular moment to drip off. ”