Gritter was a rat in Captain Tramun Clogg's crew. A great runner, Gritter, together with Crableg and Bluddnose, chased the runaway slaves from Fort Marshank. The searats were about to capture Celandine, who had fallen off the cart, when they were attacked with lances and javelins from an unseen source. Both Gritter and Bluddnose believed Crableg had been killed by Celandine. Gritter was killed by a javelin as he was about to strike the squirrelmaid. The javelin thrower might have been Felldoh or Ballaw de Quincewold.