The Brotherfood of Failings
John Dough and Chick meeting the Brotherhood of Failings.

First Appearance

John Dough and the Cherub (1906)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


The Brotherhood of Failings is a band of outcasts who live on the Isle of Phreex. There is no one on the island more disagreeable to meet.

They are:

  • Blunderer: He is a short, fat man clothed in glittering armor and carrying a lance. Although he means well, he is prone to making mistakes.
  • Thoughtless: He is a tall, lean man clothed in chamois-leather and carries a wide-mouthed blunderbuss, though he never knows whether it is loaded or not.
  • Disagreeable
  • Unlucky
  • Sorrowful
  • Ugly
  • Awkward: He trips and stumbles constantly.

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