Bill Hoover Jr., also referred to as young Bill Hoover (as to not be confused with his father), is an unpleasant fellow and a sore loser. He has a thick neck and a strange flat face that match an ill temper. Bill is a good swimmer and knows a lot about boats. He is Polly and Norman Withers' helper aboard their yacht The Lady Mary. He is headed to the yacht with provisions when he meets Simon, Jane, and Barney Drew for the first time. He literally bowls Jane over with his bike and doesn't stop to apologize. Later along with Mr. Hastings, he chases Simon to try and get the manuscript that will lead to the Grail.
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