Merle Gogan a.k.a. Pa Gogan
Lena Gogan a.k.a. Ma Gogan
Willie Gogan hit and thrown by an invisible Elliott into a mud puddle
Willie in a mud puddle and spitting out mud
Grover Gogan laughing and mocking his brother
"If I knowed what somethin', I wouldn't call it somethin'! I'd call it by its name!"
Grover continues laughing and mocking Willie...
... until it's his turn to get hit and thrown into the mud puddle by an invisible Elliott now
Grover upside-down in the mud
Willie's turn to start laughing and mocking his brother now
Grover's hair full of mud while Willie continues laughing and mocking him
Pa Gogan witnessing the brothers fight in the mud
The brothers mud-fighting
Pa Gogan trying to break up the fight
"Dumb polecats! Fighting out while that snake of a kid
gets farther away!"
The brothers accidentally hitting and pushing their Pa into the mud
"Now why y'all playin' in the mud when you know we gotta find that boy
! He's gotta be around here somewhere! Find him!"
"Oh, Ma! Why don't we... just go on back home and do some eatin'?"
"I'll tell ya 'cause you ain't gonna do no eatin' until you find that little brat!"
Finally, Ma Gogan hit, pushed, and thrown into the mud by an invisible Elliott
All the boys laughing and mocking Ma Gogan
Ma Gogan in the mud and upset
The Gogans' 1st defeat at the beginning of the story
"Hey, Ma, why don't we just get ourselves another orphan, huh?"
"Because I done paid our last 50 $ for Pete, plus 50 cents legal fees. And we ain't got another 50 $ plus legal, that's why! Do ya understand?"
"Well, here's somethin' you will understand. You're gonna have to start workin' the farm with your own two hands..."
"... less'n you spot that little twerp."
Pa Gogan asking Hoagy
The Gogans suspecting they are in the right place
Ma Gogan spotting Pete: "Well! If it ain't our own little Petey!"
"Well, you look so nice and clean, and those new clothes. I guess all those good manners I taught you done paid off."
Pa Gogan in love with Nora
(despite being a married man): "Who's that pretty lady you're with, little Pete?"
Willie and Grover in love with Nora too: "Yeah. Introduce us."
"Why, boys, I believe she's tryin' to break up our happy little family."
"I guess we're gonna take him back now, miss, to his own home, sweet home. Come on, Pete."
"Okay, lady. We're gonna take him whether you like it or not."
"Willie, you grab onto Pete, while I hold onto her."
"You grab Pete. I wanna hold her."
Willie and Grover fighting over who wants to hold Nora
Pa Gogan breaking up the fight: "Alright!"
"I'll settle this. You two grab the brat."
"If'n you think you're gonna hold her like my boys wanna hold her,..."
"... you're gonna be holdin' your head, ya understand?!"
"Lady, that boy is ours!"
The Gogans trying to catch up with Pete, Nora, and Lampie
in a raft
The Gogans' raft destroyed by an invisible Elliott
Grover falling in water after an invisible Elliott destroys their raft
The Gogans' 2nd defeat during the climax of the story
The Gogans laughing at the Doc's idea about wanting Pete's dragon
The Gogans and the Doc making a deal
The Gogans bringing a harpoon the Doc ordered for him to eliminate Elliott
The Gogans observing an invisible force carrying Hoagy into the boat house as they hold Pete as bait
The Gogans shocked and amazed to see what the net caught and is forming into
The Gogans walking away with Pete as they watch in shock and amazement
Pete biting Ma Gogan's finger to free himself to stop the Doc from eliminating Elliott
The Gogans grabbing Pete again
The Gogans putting Pete in a bag and taking him away
The Gogans loading Pete in their wagon
The Gogans scared to death at the 1st and last sight of Elliott
Ma Gogan scared to death of Elliott
The Gogans trying to get away with Pete
... not before Elliott stops them
Ma Gogan showing Elliott her bill of sale as proof of owning Pete legally
Elliot burning Ma Gogan's bill of sale for good
Ma Gogan scared and falling into a barrel of tar after Elliott scares her and blows smoke on her face
Pa Gogan scared and hiding as he watches his wife fall in a barrel of tar
Ma Gogan stuck in the tar barrel
The rest of the family helping out Ma Gogan
The rest of the family falling into tar after helping out Ma Gogan and after accidentally making the barrel fall while pulling her out
The Gogans finally giving up on Pete: "Let him keep the brat!"
The Gogans running away scared after Elliott roars at them and their horse
The Gogans' final defeat at the end of the story