Dick Orchard[1] was a teenage boy. He stood with his friends smoking at the entrance to the covered market in Oxford. He did not think that the Gobblers were real, declaring them to be an invention of the Gyptians when asked by Lyra Silvertongue. Dick was capable of spitting further than anyone else, for which Lyra admired him greatly.[2]


Notes and references

  1. Northern Lights, Lantern Slide 6
  2. Northern Lights, Chapter 3