Errol

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Errol
Name Goodboy Bindle Featherstone of Quirm
Race Swamp Dragon
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Residence Ankh-Morpork
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Originally one of Lady Sybil Ramkin's Swamp dragons. He was named Goodboy Bindle Featherstone of Quirm but was nicknamed Errol by Nobby Nobbs, who said he looked like his brother. Errol was a freak by swamp dragon standards, his wings were about the same size as his abnormally large eyebrows, with a face like an anteater, a pear-shaped body and gigantic nostrils. He couldn't flame or fly, and spent most of his time relaxing.

But when a Noble dragon attacked Ankh-Morpork he managed to flame backwards and defeat it, proof that he was a throwback to the ancient space-faring dragons, like the Moon dragons encountered in The Last Hero.

Lady Sybil, watching the duel/courtship ritual between the two dragons, was enthused to the point where she speculated on how difficult or otherwise it might be to breed back into the Errol bloodline. Given that the flight of the Kite brought back a potentially thriving colony of Moon Dragons, some of whom must surely have found their way into the hands of the Fancy, this may not be all that difficult for a knowledgeable breeder to do...

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Lady Sybil described Errol as "a complete whittle." Sir Frank Whittle invented (or co-invented, as the German engineer Hans von Ohain was working independently on similar things at the time) the modern jet engine. Did Errol re-arrange his innards to function as a jet engine? Stranger things have happened on the Disc. Like Errol, Sir Frank was undersized and looked entirely unpromising (in his case, to the RAF).