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					EAGLES Eagles always speak in very high-flown language and are very touchy of their dignity as the national bird. Eagles that figure in the Freddy stories are Santa Claus’ eagle (otherwise unnamed), Baldy, the eagle in the Boomschmidt Circus and Breckinridge and Pinckney, who live in the Centerboro area. Pictures - PO58, EAGLE, SANTA CLAUS’ An eagle encountered by Ferdinand who gives the North Pole Rescue Party the news that their lost friends and the sailors from the whaling ship are at the home of Santa Claus and that all is not well with Kris Kringle. The eagle himself is one of Santa Claus’ messengers, who delivers the letters to the North Pole from children telling Santa what they want for Christmas. Some of the letters were collected by the Postmaster General in Washington and kept in a special bag for pickup. Others, left in chimneys and fireplaces by their writers, were collected by birds and passed on from claw to claw until they reached a point on the eagle’s route where he could pick them up. The eagle agrees to help the NPRP bring home their friends if they will also cause the sailors to leave. EAR TRUMPET An early form of hearing aid, generally a hollow tube much wider at one end than at the other. The narrow end would be held to the deaf person’s ear and people wishing to speak to them would address the wide end. Major Sibney of Centerboro used one of these devices, presumably most of the time to aid his hearing, but at least once as a bludgeon to hit a Mr. Lawrence. EAST WADDAMS A town close to Centerboro whose baseball team plays them in the local league. ED (Burglar, FL) One of three burglars who were found occupying the empty LOG HOUSE in the DEEP DARK PINE WOODS where the Florida companions found the BAG OF TWENTY DOLLAR GOLD PIECES upon the companions trip back north. Ed is one of the two smaller burglars, who are bullied and cheated by the largest of the three, Pete. ED (Ant, NP) One of the 4000 ant soldiers that were sleeping in a room of the cave where Charles and Jack were trapped by a pack of hungry wolves. Charles hires the ant army to attack the pack, however, Ed is no longer among them at this point, having been eaten by the rooster before the rest of the ant soldiers were awakened. ED (Policeman)

One of at least four policemen and an unnamed police sergeant who stop and detain Adoniram when he attempts to leave the city in the company of Freddy, Jinx, Georgie and Ronald where he had been living in the department store of Waterman Dinkelstein until the flood waters subsided. The sergeant accuses him of stealing not only the items he actually took from the department store, but also all the animals in whose company he is found. The animals break free of the police and make their escape but Andoniram is caught and eventually returned to the farm of his aunt and uncle. EDDIE One of two pigs (the other is named Pete) who are members of the animal criminal gang that the former human racketeer Jack brings down from his farm on the edge of the Adirondacks to commit acts of vandalism and burglary in Centerboro and demand protection money. One of them (which is not specified) is described as a tough-looking, rangy animal with a sly mean grin. Along with the other pig and the dog Cornelius, he later leaves Centerboro when scared by Uncle Ben’s dragon and returns to his home up north. EDIPUS, MR. & MRS. The husband and wife couple hired by Edward H. Anderson to help him put the Lakeside Hotel back in shape to reopen and then serve as the hotel’s handyman and housekeeper. They replaced another couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, who had quit when they, along with Mr. Anderson, were kept awake all their first night in residence by crickets smuggled into the house for that purpose by Freddy and his friends. The Edipuses are obviously made of weaker stuff than the Joneses because they leave the hotel after only a few hours of the second night of the crickets’ serenade. (The name is undoubtedly a play on the name Oedipus Rex, from the famous Greek myth about the young man who ended up killing his father and marrying his mother, but I doubt if Brooks intended the use of this name to have any special significance apart from it being an inherently funny name.) EDNA A cow, member of the animal Confederacy, who joined the Boomschmidt Circus after the rebels rejoined the Union because of her magnificent voice and talent for yodeling. Mr. Boomschmidt billed her as Madame Bovina, the famous prima donna, and the effect was immense when she would do her yodeling song accompanied on the steam calliope. Pictures - FR124, EDWARD Small brown duck owned by Zenas Witherspoon. Edward had romantic inclinations toward Alice and Emma, but could not make up his mind as to which of them he preferred. When he suffered frostbite while making a visit to their duckpond, the two sisters took him into their home and nursed him back to health.

While he was there, Edward displaced Alice and Emma’s Uncle Wesley from the favored position he had enjoyed with his nieces and seemed about to become a permanent house guest. Freddy, however, thinking that the young drake was taking advantage of the situation, told him that his actual owners, the Witherspoon family, were looking for him to serve as the centerpiece in a roast duck dinner for Mrs. Witherspoon’s birthday. Edward immediately departed the scene, never to be seen again. Freddy later writes a song about Edward’s courtship of the duck sisters to the tune of the old folk song Froggy Went-aCourting. Pictures - PPFRNT, PP141, EEK One of the four mice (the others are Eek’s two brothers Eeny and Quik and their cousin Augustus) who live on the Bean farm. In cold weather, along with his brothers and cousin, Eek sleeps in a cigar box with some rags in it in Mrs. Bean kitchen. The duties of the mice are to clean all the crumbs off the kitchen floor and also to clean Mr. Bean’s clothes once a week, since the farmer will often stick cookies in his pockets when he goes out to do chores so the pocket are full of delicious crumbs. All four mice appear in the first book in the series Freddy Goes to Florida and went on the Florida expedition. They appear in many of the subsequent books and almost always appear together. Beechnuts are one of Eek’s favorite foods. He has cousins in the neighborhood and had a father, six aunts, fourteen uncles and nine brothers and sisters eaten by cats. The mice gnaw the ropes off Hank when he is captured by the two men with guns on the way to Florida. Eek, Eeny, Quik and Cousin Augustus delay the pursuit of the MAN WITH THE BLACK MOUSTACHE and the DIRTY-FACED BOY when the Florida companions escape with the bag of gold coins by chewing the buttons off their clothes. They also assist Mrs. Wiggins in stopping the man and boy’s pursuit by automobile by chewing holes in their auto’s tires, causing them to go flat. Eek served as a guide for Barnyard Tours, Inc. along with Eeny, Quik and Cousin Augustus, but they all got so fat from taking parties of rats, mice and chipmunks to the cheese factory that they had to have all their mouse holes in the barn enlarged. Eek and the other three mice were all members of the North Pole Rescue Party. When members of the North Pole Rescue party gave lectures in exchange for supplies from the animals living along their route north, Jack the dog gave one on

“How to Live With Human Beings,” many of the facts of which he got from Eek and the other mice. When Eek and the other three mice come to the North Pole with the rescue party and stay at Santa Claus’ home, they become good friends with Mr. Hooker, the captain of the whaling ship that brought the first group of the Bean Animals to the Pole. Hooker is very fond of the four of them and would take them to his room and play old-fashioned waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and schottishes on his flute and they would dance on his table. At ten o’clock he would take them to their room and put them to bed. Eek was taught to swim by Freddy. Along with along with Eeny, Quik and Cousin Augustus made a parachute jump from Mr. Golcher’s balloon. He has an aunt who lives in Centerboro who used to do slack wire walking when she was younger. Along with his two brothers and cousin, Eek volunteers to search the Winch house for stolen property. He and the other three mice strongly object to Freddy’s “de-mousing” business to drive a surplus of mice from Centerboro homes and businesses, including they claim, their elderly Aunt Sophie who lives in the house of Miss Halsey. Eek helped Freddy with his magician’s act along with Eeny, Quik and Cousing Augustus by hiding in his magician’s coat and assisting in several illusions, including waving small American flags out of the pockets and the “Shower of Gold” in which they tossed gold-painted nickels out of the pockets to the audience. Freddy also brings the four mice along with him to the Centerboro Hotel when he is attempting to get the goods on the dishonest magician Signor Zingo. Along with his two brothers, Eeny and Quik, and his Cousin Augustus, Eek is among the animals who come to the Camphor estate to fight the plot of Mr. Eha to take control of the local properties, including the Bean Farm. All four mice are among the volunteers who go with Freddy and a number of other animals and insects from the Bean Farm to try to drive Mr. Eha out of the Lakeside hotel. When Mr. Bean is trying to collect the money he has borrowed from the bank to pay the inheritance to his alleged brother-in-law, Aaron Doty, the four mice gnaw holes in the two back tires of Doty’s car to keep him from driving the farmer into Centerboro. Eek and his two brothers and their cousin regularly get into the Centerboro movie theater for nothing by going through a hole in beside the cellar window and then going up through the partition into the balcony. When the bored Bean animals decide to all travel in different directions one day and come back in a week to report their adventures, Bill and Eek are directed by lot to travel south.

Eek is the only one of the four mice who is unable to assist Freddy the cowboy from defeating Cal Flint in a marksmanship contest because he has a headache and has to stay home. He would often go riding with Freddy on the pig’s horse Cy, sometimes along with one of the other Bean mice. Eek claims to walk in his sleep and once walked over one night and bit Jinx in the ear claiming he dreamt it was a piece of cheese, but the cat is skeptical as to whether the mouse was really asleep. He and his two brothers and their cousin straighten up the papers in Freddy’s pigpen after Mr. Margarine and his son search the place. More athletic than most mice who are content to run along baseboards and gobble up crumbs. Eek, his two brothers, their cousin and the field mouse Howard, once tried to get up a mouse basketball team using paper cups tacked up by Mr. Bean, but the other mice were all too lazy to want to play. Eek, his two brothers and their cousin once gnaw a hole under the dresser in the spare bedroom to feast on the crumbs left by Mr. and Mrs. Bismuth, relatives of Mrs. Bean who stay there for a time. Eek gets a black eye when the Bismuths hear the mice and poke under the dresser with a coat hanger. All four mice pretend to be killed by Captain Neptune’s (Freddy’s) “death ray” in order to have it continue to be a threat to the Bismuth family. Eek takes part, along with his two brothers and cousin, in the plan where a number of the animals posed as part of a gypsy caravan in order to steal back Benjamin Bean’s flying saucer plans that had been stolen by foreign spies. The four mice volunteer to go inside and search the Lenihan House where the spies are who have stolen the plans. Later when Freddy is taken prisoner and tied up while trying to remove the plans from the house, the four mice return and release him from his bonds. When Mr. Bean bought all the animals, including the four mice, a bag of popcorn each when they went to see Jimmy Wiggs’ circus in South Pharisee, the four mice saw little of the show. When they had eaten all they could, they just lay down among the kernels in their bag and went to sleep. Pictures, FLENDPR, FLFRNTSPC, FL11, FL29, FL62, FL122, FL150, FL150, NP71, CL195, PL7, WD256, PA194, MCEND, MC172, FT7, RA147, SS187, FS145, FS183, EENY One of the four mice (the others are Eeny’s two brothers Eek and Quik and their cousin Augustus) who live on the Bean farm. In cold weather, along with his brothers and cousin, Eek sleeps in a cigar box with some rags in it in Mrs. Bean kitchen. The duties of the mice are to clean all the crumbs off the kitchen floor and also to clean Mr. Bean’s clothes once a week, since the farmer will often

stick cookies in his pockets when he goes out to do chores so the pocket are full of delicious crumbs. All four mice appear in the first book in the series Freddy Goes to Florida and went on the Florida expedition. They appear in many of the subsequent books and almost always appear together. Eeny snores and can look quite terrifying when he frowns with his ears. He has cousins in the neighborhood. The mouse had a father, six aunts, fourteen uncles and nine brothers and sisters eaten by cats. Among his favorite foods are beechnuts and apples. Eeny was once accidentally caught in flypaper intended for Zeno the horsefly. The mice gnaw the ropes off Hank when he is captured by the two men with guns on the way to Florida. Eek, Eeny, Quik and Cousin Augustus delay the pursuit of the MAN WITH THE BLACK MOUSTACHE and the DIRTY-FACED BOY when the Florida companions escape with the bag of gold coins by chewing the buttons off their clothes. They also assist Mrs. Wiggins in stopping the man and boy’s pursuit by automobile by chewing holes in their auto’s tires, causing them to go flat. Eeny along with Eek, Quik and Cousin Augustus made a parachute jump from Mr. Golcher’s balloon. He has an aunt who lives in Centerboro who used to do slack wire walking when she was younger. Eeny also served as the guide for the first tour of mice carried on Mrs. Wiggins back. He grew to enjoy it but he learned not to make any jokes because Mrs. Wiggins would laugh and bounce all the customers around. Eek, Quik and Cousin Augustus also served as guides for Barnyard Tours, Inc., but they all got so fat from taking parties of rats, mice and chipmunks to the cheese factory that they had to have all their mouse holes in the barn enlarged. All four mice were members of the North Pole Rescue Party. When members of the North Pole Rescue party gave lectures in exchange for supplies from the animals living along their route north, Jack the dog gave one on “How to Live With Human Beings,” many of the facts of which he got from Eeny and the other mice. When Eeny and the other three mice come to the North Pole with the rescue party and stay at Santa Claus’ home, they become good friends with Mr. Hooker, the captain of the whaling ship that brought the first group of the Bean Animals to the Pole. Hooker is very fond of the four of them and would take them to his room and play old-fashioned waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and schottishes on his flute and they would dance on his table. At ten o’clock he would take them to their room and put them to bed.

Along with his two brothers and cousin, Eeny volunteers to search the Winch house for stolen property. He and the other three mice strongly object to Freddy’s “de-mousing” business to drive a surplus of mice from Centerboro homes and businesses, including they claim, their elderly Aunt Sophie who lives in the house of Miss Halsey. Eek helped Freddy with his magician’s act along with Eeny, Quik and Cousin Augustus by hiding in his magician’s coat and assisting in several illusions, including waving small American flags out of the pig’s coat pockets and the “Shower of Gold” in which they tossed gold-painted nickels out of the pockets to the audience. Freddy also brings the four mice along with him to the Centerboro Hotel when he is attempting to get the goods on the dishonest magician Signor Zingo. Along with his two brothers, Eek and Quik, and his Cousin Augustus, Eeny is among the animals who come to the Camphor estate to fight the plot of Mr. Eha to take control of the local properties, including the Bean Farm. All four mice are among the volunteers who go with Freddy and a number of other animals and insects from the Bean Farm to try to drive Mr. Eha out of the Lakeside hotel. When Mr. Bean is trying to collect the money he has borrowed from the bank to pay the inheritance to his alleged brother-in-law, Aaron Doty, the four mice gnaw holes in the two back tires of Doty’s car to keep him from driving the farmer into Centerboro. Eeny was one of the five final contenders for nomination as a candidate for President of the FAR. He withdrew in favor of Mrs. Wiggins. Eeny served as Mr. and Mrs. Webb’s mount on the evening when they rode to warn the animals that the Snedekers were trying to leave with the silver teapot. When the bored Bean animals decide to all travel in different directions one day and come back in a week to report their adventures, Hank and Eeny are directed by lot to travel east. Eeny would often go riding with Freddy on the pig’s horse Cy, sometimes along with one of the other Bean mice. Eeny and his two brothers and their cousin regularly get into the Centerboro movie theater for nothing by going through a hole in beside the cellar window and then going up through the partition into the balcony. He and his two brothers and their cousin straighten up the papers in Freddy’s pigpen after Mr. Margarine and his son search the place. More athletic than most mice who are content to run along baseboards and gobble up crumbs. Eeny, his two brothers, their cousin and the field mouse Howard, once tried to get up a mice basketball team using paper cups tacked up by Mr. Bean, but the other mice were all too lazy to want to play.

Eeny, his two brothers, their cousin once gnaw a hole under the dresser in the spare bedroom to feast on the crumbs left by Mr. and Mrs. Bismuth, relatives of Mrs. Bean who stay there for a time. All four mice pretend to be killed by Captain Neptune’s (Freddy’s) “death ray” in order to have it continue to be a threat to the Bismuth family. Eeny takes part, along with his two brothers and cousin, in the plan where a number of the animals posed as part of a gypsy caravan in order to steal back Benjamin Bean’s flying saucer plans that had been stolen by foreign spies. The four mice volunteer to go inside and search the Lenihan House where the spies are who have stolen the plans. Later when Freddy is taken prisoner and tied up while trying to remove the plans from the house, the four mice return and release him from his bonds. When Mr. Bean bought all the animals, including the four mice, a bag of popcorn each when they went to see Jimmy Wiggs’ circus in South Pharisee, the four mice saw little of the show. When they had eaten all they could, they just lay down among the kernels in their bag and went to sleep. Pictures, FLENDPR, FLFRNTSPC, FL11, FL29, FL62, FL122, FL150, FL150, NP3, NP16, NP71, DTENDPR, DT37, DT87, DT125, DT224, CL195, PL7, PA194, MC172, MC183, FT7, RA147, SS187, FS145, FS183, FS190, EHA, MR. (see ANDERSON, EDWARD HENRY) EIFFEL TOWER Famous landmark in Paris, France. Mrs. Bean once sent Freddy a postcard from this city with a picture of the Tower on it. EIGHT DAUGHTERS, HENRIETTA’S These grew up into long-legged noisy chickens with manners that were the despair of Henrietta, their mother. One of them was sent each day by their father, Charles, to watch for the return of the first North Pole companions. ELECTRIC TORCH Old-fashioned term for a flashlight, used by the burglars Red and Looie when pursuing their chosen profession. ELEPHANTS Elephants are always a little afraid of mice, possibly since there are no animals bigger than themselves to be afraid of, they sort of start at the bottom and pick on the smallest animals there are. In India, elephants are trapped by falling into concealed pits dug in the ground, according to Henrietta. Pictures - FRENDPPR (4), FRTLT (1), FR121 (3), FR132 (1), FR175 (3), FR211 (1), CL163 (1), PA149 (1), PL25, PL33 (1), PL37 (3), PO25 (2), PO50, MM15 (1), MM23 (1), BB16, BB19 (2), BB45 (1),

ELI One of the rats in Simon’s gang. Eli is the one rat of Simon’s gang who is left behind in Centerboro after Simon and most of the rest of them are accidentally launched into space inside Benjamin Bean’s spaceship and are then rescued and returned to Earth at Twin Buttes, Montana along with the five other rats who had been posing as Martians in Herb Garble’s show in the Boomschmidt Circus. When the rats occupy the spaceship, Simon sends Eli to take a message to Herb Garble that they need his help in dealing with the Bean animals. After the rat delivers his message, he decides have a chocolate malted after his long walk into Centerboro before returning to the Big Woods and so he is not in the ship when it accidentally takes off. He later moves to Tushville, although he occasionally visits Centerboro to see a movie. Eli arranged a private entrance for himself under the stage so he didn’t have to pay admission. ELIPHALET One of the two heron bodyguards who accompanied Grover the woodpecker when he rode inside Bertram the clockwork boy after he had used the mechanical man to seize control of the Bean farm and declared himself President. Pictures - PL183, ELIZABETH Bluebird, who along with her unnamed husband intended to raise a family in a birdhouse on the grounds of the Camphor estate. After the arrival on the estate of the boy Horace Winch, who began throwing rocks at their home, Freddy warned them to find a new place to live, and after some reluctance on the part of Elizabeth’s husband, they take the pig’s advice. ELIZABETH, QUEEN Queen of England, 1533-1603, now known as Queen Elizabeth I. When Freddy got his head caught in a wagon wheel, Jinx compared his apperance to this 16th Century English monarch when wearing one of her large ornate neck ruffs. Mrs. Wiggins played the part of this monarch in Freddy’s play which was performed when the Snedekers were living at the farm.) The Queen was also the reputed original owner of the teapot Mr. Bean buys for his wife in London. Pictures - PO 74 (?) ELK Among the animals in the north forest who hear Charles cry for help when he and Jack are captured by wolves when they are both part of the North Pole Rescue Party. They remark on Charles’ beautiful voice. Pictures - NPFRNTSPC, NP149, ELLA (NP)

A young Canadian orphan girl who lived in a tumbledown house with her aunt Kate and Uncle Pete and her brother Everett. Kate and Pete were the siblings of Ella and Everett’s deceased mother. They had very little money and lived on what they raised in their scraggly garden and on money Pete sometimes earned by guiding hunters from a nearby city. Ella and her brother spent all their time either working or being taught grammar (an eccentric passion of their uncle) by Pete. Ella and Everett were spanked when they were good and beaten when they were bad. The children had tried to run away several times so Kate would tie them up to the furniture with a rope when both she and her brother were away from the house at the same time. Mrs. Wiggins discovers the house and the children’s situation when traveling north with the North Pole Rescue Expedition and insists that the animals take them away from their cruel aunt and uncle. This they accomplished after some adventures. Ella and Everett were very happy to be with the animals of the North Pole Rescue Expedition and all the animals were fond of them, even Ferdinand, who would occasionally perch on their shoulders. They were so use to being spanked that for the first few days they would spank each other every morning before breakfast, but they soon forgot about that. Later, Charles and Jack are captured by wolves who want to exchange them for Ella and Everett, who the wolves would like to put on their dinner menu. However, the wolves are defeated and the dog and rooster rescued without the NPRE having to give up the children. Ella pretends to teach school at Santa’s home at the North Pole and actually teaches the sailors a lot of the grammar she had learned from her uncle Pete. Kate and Pete later accept a large sum of money from Santa Claus to give up their claim to both Ella and Everett. Both Ella and her brother are adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bean when the animals return to the Bean Farm. Ella and Evertt had a good time on the Bean Farm, all the animals took a great interest in them, the ducks taught them how to swim, the horses taught them how to ride and Jinx taught them how to climb and move through the woods without making a sound. The brother and sister eventually leave the farm for a year abroad with Mrs. Bean’s sister and apparently never return, as they do not appear or are mentioned in the series again. Pictures - NP183, ELLA (Indian) Wife of the chief of the Otesaraga Indians. Ella is a fat woman who wears her black hair hanging in two braids. She makes and sells souvenirs, such as Indian clothes and baskets, to the white tourists who come to upstate New York for their holidays. Ella and her husband Henry speak perfectly good English but sometimes pretend to use broken-English pigeon talk when visitors are around.

ELM, OLD Tree by the barn in the Bean Farm. ELM STREET Rural road in or near Centerboro. The farmhouse where Mr. Dimsey, once editor of the Centerboro Guardian can be found here. Freddy began his parade as the Pied Piper of Centerboro, when he moved the plague of mice from the houses and stores of Centerboro to the barn he had rented for the rodents to live in for the rest of the winter, from the corner of Elm and Main Streets. 22 Elm Street is the site of the wedding of a girl named Janey that Freddy crashes when he thinks he has followed the mysterious Mr. Eha there. The occupants also have an Uncle, Joe Platt, who lives in Tushville. Freddy later gives 83 Elm Street as the address he meant to go when he discovers he has followed the wrong man and has to leave. A. G. Anderson lives at number 109 Elm Street. ELMER One of at least four policemen and an unnamed police sergeant who stop and detain Adoniram when he attempts to leave the city in the company of Freddy, Jinx, Georgie and Ronald where he had been living in the department store of Waterman Dinkelstein until the flood waters subsided. The sergeant accuses Adoniram of stealing not only the items he actually took from the department store, but also all the animals in whose company he is found. The animals break free of the police and make their escape but the boy is caught fast and eventually returned to the farm of his aunt and uncle, although Elmer is particularly kind to Adorniram. ELMIRA Industrial city in upstate New York. One year Elmira is host to the meeting of the Ancient Order of Free and Independent Wasps. ELMO One of two large hoptoad brothers (the other is named Waldo) who live on the C. Jimson Camphor estate. Although Mr. Camphor is afraid of toads, he is kind to the animals on his property and the toads tell Freddy, who as acting as caretaker one summer, that Simon and the rats have invaded the mansion and are vandalizing the place. When Freddy eventually manages to expel the rats from the estate, the grateful hoptoads pay him back by catching and disposing of the pesky horsefly Zero. (Although it is Elmo’s brother Waldo who actually snags Zero with his long tongue and eats him.) Pictures - MCDJCVR, MCEND, MC58, MC121, MC231, EMMA A white duck who lives in and near the duck pond on the Bean farm along with her sister Alice and usually with their pompous elderly relative Uncle Wesley as well. Emma and Alice are introduced in the very first book, Freddy Goes to Florida, and were members of the Bean animal expedition which traveled to the

Sunshine State. They also appear in the last book in the series, Freddy and the Dragon, and many of the books in between. Emma and her sister are the kindest-hearted little creatures in the world, but it was useless to try to explain to them that they didn’t already know about and even with things they knew about they sometimes got terribly mixed up. They are described as “always very polite” “almost too polite” The duck sisters have a dozen grand-nephews and nieces on the farm, but still like to be called girls. The two are much loved, if not respected, by the other Bean animals. At first, both Emma and her sister are uncritical admirers of and completely dominated by their Uncle Wesley, but after his enforced absence from the Bean farm arranged by the other Bean animals, they become more independent and occasionally defy his wishes when he later returns to the farm. Like all ducks Emma can swim easily and gracefully, but on land she waddles and even some of the best-mannered animals on the farm cannot help snickering when they see her and her sister out for a walk. Emma taught Freddy how to swim. Her favorite foods are juicy weeds and other things found in the mud at the bottom of ponds. Emma also eats minnows, although she shouldn’t. The duck is one of the wealthiest depositors in the First Animal Bank of Centerboro, having inherited, along with her sister Alice, their Uncle Wesley’s extensive jewelry collection which he had found during his extensive travels in the mud at the bottom of many lakes and streams. However, despite this Emma does not care for jewelry and never wears any. She does not think that diamonds are refined. Emma also thinks the night air is unhealthy. Along with her sister, Emma volunteered to go up in a hot air balloon on the Fourth of July and had a “perilous adventure” when the balloon broke loose of its rope and flew unrestrained across New York State. Emma played the part of Norma Shearer as one of Queen Elizabeth’s ladies in waiting in a play Freddy wrote that was performed on the farm when the Beans were away in Europe. Emma is subject to fainting spells when excited. She does not care for sad poetry. At the jousting tournament at the Bean Farm she presents the winner (Mac the wildcat) with a wreath of daisies as well as a chocolate cake for his prize. She also presents the prizes to the other winner. The duck gives Freddy the idea of how to get Signor Zingo, the crooked magician, out of the Centerboro Hotel. Emma suggests that if Zingo puts bugs and caterpillars into the hotel food to make it look unpalatable, it must be because he finds such creatures unappetizing himself. She and her sister Alice are fine nurses and they once take care of a frostbitten duck named Edward from the Witherspoon farm who has romantic inclinations

toward both of them. This young duck succeeds in displacing Uncle Wesley from the favored position he enjoyed with the sisters and seems about to become a permanent house guest. Freddy and Mrs. Wiggins, however, believe that Edward is taking advantage of the situation and so the pig tells him the tale that his owners the Witherspoons are looking for him with a view to having him be the centerpiece of a roast duck dinner for Mrs. Witherspoon. The young duck promptly departs the neighborhood, never to be seen again. Both she and her sister are friends of the frog Theodore and he sometimes come to call on them in the duckpond, although their Uncle Wesley does not approve of this relationship. When Arthur the cat comes to live on the Bean Farm, she and her sister and Uncle Wesley become great admirers of the feline because of the elegance of his manners and he is a frequent caller at their home. Both the duck sisters and their uncle are affected when the Big Woods is set on fire by the Bismuth family and the fire department has to use the pond as a source of water and pump out, not only much of the water, but also a great deal of the mud at the bottom, the source of the duck’s food. Their jewelry collection is stolen by Ed Bismuth, who diverts the brook that feeds their pond and digs up the gems once the pond is dry, but Freddy catches the thief and regains the ducks’ treasure. Emma and her sister can both ice-skate, using tiny roller skates built for them by Uncle Ben. She and her sister are among the first of the Bean animals to see the headless horseman who appears in the neighborhood at the same time that a gang of animal vandals and criminals are plaguing Centerboro. Oddly, they find nothing frightening about the apparition; they just find it an unusual way to carry one’s head! When all the Bean animals go up to the cave near Lake Otesaraga to try to trap the members of the animal criminal gang, both Emma and her sister insist on coming along to help. Pictures, FLCVR, FLENDPR, FLFRNTSPC, FL11, three in picture, FL29, FL42, FL62 FL90, FL122, FL150, FL166, DT3, DT10, DT14, DT19, CLENDPR, CLFRNT, PLDJCVR, PLENDPR, PL91, WDDJCVR, WD155, WD219, WD231, IG35, IG49, PADJCVR, PACVR, PAENDPR, PA3, PA11, PA29, PA39, PA53, PA63, PA154, PA167, PA181, PA241, BHENDPR, BHFRNT, BH21, MC63, PJENDPPR, PJ49, PJ113, PJ145, PP19, CPENPR, CP85, FT41, FT69, CB133, CB169, CB179, RA46, RA55, SS111, SS209, SS240, BB3, DR109, DR235, ENCYCLOPEDIA, FREDDY’S Freddy at once point acquired a multi-volume encyclopedia. EPH

Brother of the wasps Jacob and Fritz. All three of them assist Freddy in his magician’s duel at the Centerboro Movie Theater with Signor Zingo. The three wasps also assist Freddy in his “mind-reading” act later in the performance. EQUALITY PARTY The political party of the Bean Farm animals who nominated Grover the woodpecker as their candidate for President of the First Animal Republic. ERIC Goat, a friend of Bill’s and one of the first prisoners incarcerated in the Bean Farm jail for the crime of eating Mrs. Bean’s filet lace table-cloth and Mr. Bean’s best night-shirt right off the clothes-line. Eric then founds the Hoho Club (the Hilarious Order of Habitual Offenders), the members of which pledge that as soon as they are released from jail they will commit another crime so they will go right back in again. ERNEST A cousin of Freddy’s who lives on the nearby Macy Farm. Ernest falls asleep when listening to Freddy’s poetry. This did not necessarily reflect badly on the poetry because Ernest was always falling asleep and was probably the sleepiest pig that ever lived. He is married to Cora and they have two children, Ernest Jr. and Weedly. Picture - WD11, ERNEST, JR. Eldest son of Freddy’s cousins, Ernest and Cora, who live on the nearby Macy farm. Ernest, Jr. takes after his father, a very plump and sleepy pig. He is as nice a pig as you could find, the trouble was, when you did find him, he was usually asleep. Freddy hired him as his secretary after he began the Bean Home News, but found him unsatisfactory because he kept dozing off, sometimes right in the middle of when you were talking to him. Freddy tried hiring Cecil the porcupine to lean up against the young pig occasionally to keep him awake but Ernest’s example was so strong that he put Cecil to sleep as well. Even Freddy found that he couldn’t stay awake in the young pig’s presence and the pig finally decided to hire a mouse to come by every few minutes to make sure the porcupine didn’t go to sleep, figuring that if it didn’t stay in Ernest’s vicinity for more than a minute, the mouse should be able to remain awake itself! Picture - WD11, ESQUIRE A title of courtesy or respect sometimes used to replace Mr. or Dr. and written abbreviated and capitalized after a man’s surname, such as “John Smith, Esq.” Freddy receives several letters addressed in this way and some of his friends pretend to believe that it really means “Freddy is queer.” ETIQUETTE BOOK

A book of manners given to Effie Snedeker on her tenth birthday by her mother. All her life she had done what the etiquette book had said was the correct thing to do. Since her tenth birthday was a long time ago, some of the manners she got from the book were rather old-fashioned. ETTA, AUNT An educated woman, the aunt of the large fat woman who was the first human to whom the Florida companions try to return the loot of the THREE BURGLARS which they abandoned in the empty LOG HOUSE in the DEEP DARK PINE WOODS. Aunt Etta is a kind-hearted woman, but not a good housekeeper because she spends too much time reading the newspapers, which she enjoys telling people about. She has a married daughter who lives in Rochester, New York. The fat woman approaches her Aunt with the problem of how to return the rest of the loot. Aunt Etta had read in the newspapers about the companions and after retrieving a soup tureen and several other items stolen by the burglars, she comes up with the idea of placing an advertisement in the local paper advising the local residents to come to her house to retrieve their purloined property. The companions stay at Aunt Etta’s house for three days during which time she feeds them all what they likes best until all the loot is returned. She then gives Robert the dog a picture of herself and an alarm clock as a reward. Finally, Aunt Etta, her cousin and a stout lady named Mrs. Hackenbutt wash the paint off all the animals, except Jinx the cat who doesn’t want a bath of any kind and hides. ETTA’s PICTURE, AUNT A photograph of the lady who helps the Florida companions her to return the loot of the THREE BURGLARS which they abandoned in the empty LOG HOUSE in the DEEP DARK PINE WOODS. Aunt Etta mistakenly thinks that Robert the dog wants the photograph of herself and gives it to him. Actually he wants (and eventually gets) her alarm clock which he gives to Charles the Rooster so he won’t have to get up early to crow on the Bean Farm any more. ETTA’s ALARM CLOCK, AUNT The alarm clock of the lady who helps the Florida companions her to return the loot of the THREE BURGLARS which they abandoned in the empty LOG HOUSE in the DEEP DARK PINE WOODS. As a reward to the Florida companions she gives Robert the dog her alarm clock which he gives to Charles the Rooster so he won’t have to get up early to crow on the Bean Farm any more. The clock was used by Florida companions on trip back north to wake them up in the mornings. Jack would hold the clock in his mouth, Robert would hold the winder and they would twist it until it was wound. (Sometimes took them as long as a half hour.) Charles would then set the time to get up with his beak. Picture - FL150

EUCHRE A card game for two to four players, played with 32 cards, one side choosing trumps and being required to take three to five tricks to win. This game was quite popular in Centerboro, where it was often the centerpiece of evening parties. EUNICE (cow) Cow belonging to the farmer Zenas Witherspoon. (PL203) Eunice initially did not want to join the FAR when Grover’s army invaded her farm but eventually yielded to the woodpecker’s threats. EUNICE (hen) Hen, cousin of Charles and Henrietta, who apparently lives northwest of the Bean Farm as the hen and rooster couple visit her while they are traveling in that direction. EUNICE, COUSIN The cousin of the large fat woman, who was the first human to whom the Florida companions try to return the loot of the THREE BURGLARS which they abandoned in the empty LOG HOUSE in the DEEP DARK PINE WOODS. Eunice gave the woman a ruby ring which was stolen by the burglars and recovered and returned by the Florida companions. EUSTACE A mouse who joined Mr. Boomschmidt’s circus to do a fancy diving act in the sideshows. Eustace was discovered when he got into a fight with Louise the elephant when she almost stepped on him. The carpenter built him a little house, painted red, which was attached to the front of Freginald’s wagon and was so much like a dollhouse that all the younger animals wanted to play with it, which infuriated Eustace who would rush out so fiercely that he could chase even a tiger away. He was a pretty cranky individual and really only got along with Freginald and Louise. Eustace had the idea to use a red handkerchief to force the bull captain of the animal Confederacy to charge straight at Jerry the rhinoceros. He tries to break up the Hackenmeyer circus by sneaking over and stampeding the elephants one night. Pictures - FR43, FR46, FR167, FR175, FR226, EVA Sister of Mrs. Winfield Church (last name unknown). Described by her sister as being as like Mrs. Wiggins as two peas in appearance. Mrs. Church says she actually prefers the cow to her own sister as Eva lives in Scranton and has never even sent her a Christmas card! EVERETT A young Canadian orphan boy who lived in a tumbledown house with his aunt Kate and Uncle Pete and his sister Ella. Kate and Pete were the siblings of Everett and Ella’s deceased mother. They had very little money and lived on

what they raised in their scraggly garden and on money Pete sometimes earned by guiding hunters from a nearby city. Ella and her brother spent all their time either working or being taught grammar (an eccentric passion of their uncle) by Pete. Ella and Everett were spanked when they were good and beaten when they were bad. The children had tried to run away several times so Kate would tie them up to the furniture with a rope when both she and her brother were away from the house at the same time. Mrs. Wiggins discovers the house and the children’s situation when traveling north with the North Pole Rescue Expedition and insists that the animals take them away from their cruel aunt and uncle. This they accomplish after some adventures. Ella and Everett were very happy to be with the animals of the North Pole Rescue Expedition and all the animals were fond of them, even Ferdinand, who would occasionally perch on their shoulders. They were so use to being spanked that for the first few days they would spank each other every morning before breakfast, but they soon forgot about that. Later on, Charles and Jack are captured by wolves who want to exchange them for Ella and Everett, who the wolves would like to put on their dinner menu, but the wolves are vanquished and the dog and rooster rescued. Kate and Pete later accept a large sum of money from Santa Claus to give up their claim to both Ella and Everett. Both Everett and his sister are adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bean when the animals return to the Bean Farm. The two children have a good time on the Bean Farm, all the animals took a great interest in them, the ducks taught them how to swim, the horses taught them how to ride and Jinx taught them how to climb and move through the woods without making a sound. Everett has his toy train of cars stolen by the rats which Freddy eventually recovers for him. Eventually the two children go for a year abroad with Mrs. Bean’s sister and apparently never return, as they never appear or are mentioned in the series again. Pictures - NP183, EVERGLADES Great Florida wetlands visited by the Florida companions during their trip to the Palm State. EZRA Rat, son of Simon. He is captured by Jinx when he, Freddy and Mr. Wiggins took back the toy train that the rats had stolen and used to steal grain from the feed bin in the barn. He is the first criminal to be sentenced by Charles as the judge of the animal court and is sent to jail for three months.

Ezra comes with his father Simon and the rest of their family to participate in the election of a President of the Free Animal Republic. When Grover the woodpecker becomes President by force the rats are given a favored position on the farm, but they are captured and expelled again when Grover the woodpecker is overthrown and Mrs. Wiggins installed in his place. On another occasion, Ezra disguises himself as the fearsome Ignormus’ “butler” with feathers attached to his tail by a rubber band and by fuzzy whiskers held in his mouth. While in this disguise he is attacked and beaten by Charles when the rooster thinks the “butler” has insulted him. Ezra was taught to read by Freddy. The rat is held prisoner by Mr. Eha in a rat trap in the boat house of the Lakeside Hotel as a means of getting his father and his family to help Eha drive people off their property so that he (actually real estate agent Edward Henry Anderson) can buy them up at bargain prices. When his father, the leader of the animal revolution organized by Simon and Herb Garble, is captured by Freddy, Ezra declares himself dictator in his father’s place and the revolution continues. However, Ezra is not nearly the public speaker that his father is and the enthusiasm for the revolution among its followers falls off when he succeeds him. Pictures - DT37, DT118, IG182, IG191, CP117, MM109, MM112,


				
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