Becomes the leader, fifteen years old, organizes and instructs destroying the house.
Important quotes: "We'll pull it down, we'll destroy it." Pg. 12 "We aren't thieves...We'll burn them" Pg. 16 "I've been there... At Old Misery's" Pg. 11 "They'd never know. We'd do it from the inside...We'd be like worms, don't you see, in an apple." Pg. 12 "Of course I don't hate him, there'd be no fun if I hated him." Pg.16
Important actions: Goes to Old Misery's house before destroying it, leads the group in the destruction, burns Old Misery's savings.
Type of character: Protagonist, and indirect characterization - dramatic characterization the character is revealed through his actions in destroying the house and telling everyone else what to do, and destroy.