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Cheesewright is a very minor character in the novel Pyramids. He is a student at the Assassins Guild in Viper House with Teppic, Chidder and Arthur. All four characters are based on the figures in Thomas Hughes 1857 novel about Rugby School Tom Brown's School Days. Teppic parallels Tom, Chidder is Harry "Scud" East, Arthur is George Arthur and Cheesewright is a sort of Flashman figure, (Cheesewright dies in attempting to complete his final exam while Flashman is expelled). The line on p. 28 about "'If he invites you up for toast in his study, don't go,'" resonates with the incident where Tom is roasted in front of the fire by Flashy and his cronies. The reference to blanket-tossing on p. 47, which Arthur puts a stop to, is also an incident from Tom's first day in Tom Brown's School Days. The scene in the dormitory on the first night, when Arthur gets down to say his prayers, also has an equivalent in the book.

Cheesewright is first introduced when Chidder slams his head repeatedly against the wall for making fun of Arthur Ludorum saying his bedtime prayers. He is described as having red hair and a face that is one large freckle. He is only mentioned a few times, but appears to have radical ideas about girls who paint their toenails. He is a cocky kid who has no doubt that he will pass his final assassin's exam with flying colours. So it must have been a shock to him when he fails - albeit a very short shock since failure is a permanent event. Chidder appreciates the tragedy of this: Cheesewright owed him fourpence.

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