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Pete Peterson is a character created by Betty Ann. He appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Silent Servant".


Pete lives in a rural farming community with his grownup son Mark and his younger daughter Anne. He and his children grow and sell vegetables for a living. His community also once had a farmer named John Earlstead, who was rumored to be an evil sorcerer, who commanded an evil scarecrow servant to do all of the work. He along with many other people didn't realize that these rumors were all in fact true.

During the events of the story, his nephew Jarred Conner came to visit during the summer. His nephew had an infinity for playing baseball, and wanted to do nothing but play it.

One afternoon, his nephew and daughter were playing catch outside on the front lawn. Then Jarred threw a long pitch, which his daughter didn't catch. So the ball smashed through the glass of the front door window. He was very disappointed. So he had his older son confiscate the baseball gloves. Then he punished his daughter and nephew to work off the price of a new window. With no more baseball until it was finished.

He had them deliver beans to a nearby farm, and helped Mark build a new fence around the garden to keep the deer from eating their vegetables.

Soon he was unaware that his daughter and nephew came into possession of the late John Earlstead's old scarecrow and the Dragon's Talisman. So they commanded the scarecrow, to deliver the beans, repair the window and complete the new fence.

As a token of gratitude for their hard work, he decided to give them back their gloves. But he mistakenly gave them the wrong bag. Which had tractor parts in it.

When Mark handed them the wrong bag by mistake, Jarred got really mad thinking somebody stole his glove. So without meaning it, he angrily wished that he could kill whoever took it. Then the scarecrow overheard it and immediately went out to get him!

That evening he was in the cornfield using the tractor, when the tractor broke down. So he went outside to put in new parts, but much to his annoyance he found out he took the wrong bag. Then slowly the scarecrow sneaked up on him from behind. Luckily his daughter broke the talisman on John Earlstead's gravestone and commanded it to disappear. So he was saved just in time.

However, what he didn't know was that Earlstead's old insane farmhand George fixed the talisman and took it for himself!


  • Brian Dooley also portrayed Flynn.

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