Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb is a character who has yet to appear in Everafter. He originates from the fairytale, Tom Thumb.


Upon his apprehension by the faculty of Everafter, he was subject to various experiments to determine the nature of his bizarre connection with his shoes. Tom’s claims that his boots berated him and told him to do things sparked interest in the higher tiers of the faculty. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to remove them from his feet, figure out where in the world Tom's real feet went, and never determined whether or not the boots were sentient.


Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and has the distinction of being the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favourite of King Arthur. The earliest allusions to Tom occur in various 16th century works such as Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft (1584) where Tom is cited as one of the supernatural folk employed by servant maids to frighten children.