William the Gonnagle
Chalk Hill's elderly gonnagle (aged 96 in The Wee Free Men), William is a skilled battle poet and musician. He has white hair and talks in a slow, careful voice with Rs like a tidal wave. He is the old Kelda's brother, and after her death, expresses a desire to return to his own clan high in the (presumably Ramtop) mountains.
The character's name is a pun on that of Scottish poet William McGonagall, widely celebrated as the worst poet in the English language.
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