Pug

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Bio Info

Title: Pug the Slaver

Age: Adult

Species: Son of Adam

Home: Felimath, the Lone Islands

Physical Description: A big, black-haired man

First Appearance: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Ch. 3 (1952)


Appearances

~ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ~ (1952)

Pug and his men are eating lunch on the island of Felimath when they are approached by Caspian, Edmund, Lucy, Eustace, and Reepicheep. Pug and the other slavers capture the party, not knowing that Caspian is the king of Narnia, with the intention of selling them at the slave market the following morning. As they march off to the slave ship, they meet Lord Bern who then buys Caspian from Pug. The following morning at the market, Pug has sold Edmund, Lucy, and Reepicheep (though he can't sell Eustace because of his sulky looks) when Caspian arrives with troops in full armor. Caspian declares the slave trade abolished and every slave in the market free, and demands that Pug pay back every merchant who purchased a slave that morning. Deprived of his parasitic livelihood, Pug is presumably left a beggar.


About Pug

Pug is an opportunist like Governor Gumpas, but in an entirely different socioeconomic class. Being a man with little or no education, Pug embarks on slave-trading as a way to exploit the lack of accountability from the Lone Islands' Narnian overlords. He is filthy, uncouth, and foul, cruel to his victims and ingratiatingly servile to his superiors. It appears that he has been in the slave trade for quite some time, and the long years of "living on broken hearts" have killed whatever kindess he ever had. Predictably, he thinks only of himself when the slave trade is abolished by Caspian.


Quotes

  • "Whew! It can talk! Well I never did. Blowed if I take less than two hundred crescents for him." (VDT, Ch. 3)
  • "Now, missie, don't you start taking on and spoiling your looks for the market tomorrow. You be a good girl and then you won't have nothing to cry about, see?" (VDT, Ch. 3)
  • "I've never seen such a drug in the market in all my born days. Priced him at five crescents in the end and even so nobody'd have him. Threw him in free with other lots and still no one would have him. Wouldn't touch him." (VDT, Ch. 4)

Portrayals

  • Colin Moody: Fox/Walden The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 2010


  • Mervyn Stutter: Focus on the Family Radio Theater, 1999 – 2002


  • Marcus Eyre: BBC TV series, 1988 – 1990







  • Melvyn Hayes: BBC Radio Tales of Narnia
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