T. is a brooding, unhappy, rebellious adolescent and the newest member of the Wormsley Common Gang. He comes from a wealthier background than the other boys, but his parents have lost their place in society… (read full character analysis)
Blackie is a fifteen-year-old boy who leads the Wormsley Common Gang up to and after T.’s brief time as leader. Blackie takes his leadership responsibilities seriously and wants the best for the gang. Blackie’s… (read full character analysis)
Mr. Thomas is an old man who worked as a decorator and builder when he was younger, before World War 2. He lives in a beautiful old house that survived the bombing of the war… (read full character analysis)
A driver who keeps his lorry in the lot near Mr. Thomas’s house. He unwittingly pulls down Old Misery’s house, after the boys tie one of the wooden struts propping the house up to the… (read full character analysis)
A fat boy who worries about being asked to spend money. When the boys have destroyed Mr. Thomas’s house to the extent that it is just walls with nothing inside, he drops a penny down from the top and watches it spin.