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. ”