Earthworm

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"I am not a slimy beast," the Earthworm said. "I am a useful and much loved creature. Ask any gardener you like."

Description

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"'I am not a slimy beast,' the Earthworm said. 'I am a useful and much loved creature. Ask any gardener you like.'" - James and the Giant Peach

The Earthworm appears in Roald Dahl's first famous book for children, James and the Giant Peach. He is one of a number of creatures James Henry Trotter meets aboard the Giant Peach.

He is a pretty morose creature - as the Ladybird tells James, "'He hates to be happy. He is only happy when he is gloomy. Now isn't that odd? But then, I suppose just being an Earthworm is enough to make a person pretty gloomy, don't you agree?'"

James is quick to point out the Earthworm's good points, though, later telling an audience of New Yorkers: "'He would be absolutely grand for digging subway tunnels and for making you a sewer.'"

The 1996 film version of James and the Giant Peach featured the voice of David Thewlis as the Earthworm.

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The problem is... well, the problem is that there is no problem!

Earthworm 1

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

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