The innkeeper of The Spouter Inn in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. An enlightened character for his time, he allows Queequeg, a cannibal, to stay in his inn. Puts Ishmael in the same room with the cannibal, but is also willing to use a plane to get the knots out of a pine bench, for Ishmael's bed. Represents the phenomenon of the common people in a society accepting strange things before the upper-class does.
An interesting character, to say the least, though rather short-lived. He only takes a part in the work from chapters two through five.