Mike is one of the youngest members of the group. Mike’s frequent moments of surprise show the difficulty of mastering the group’s code and moving from childhood into adolescence. Mike is eager to contribute and wants to be taken seriously. He is proud when he manages to warn the gang that Old Misery is coming and dutifully follows instructions to play his part in trapping Old Misery in the outdoor lavatory.
The timeline below shows where the character Mike appears in The Destructors. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...group of tough young boys who call themselves the Wormsley Common Gang becomes its leader. Mike, who is nine and constantly struggles to conceal how many things he finds surprising, is... (full context)
...the sounds of the destruction. T. instructs Blackie to destroy the bathroom, while also giving Mike new instructions to take everything out of the drawers and cabinets and destroy it, hacking... (full context)