Colin is an orphan residing under the care of the school at Lampton Hall. He can be seen at Lampton Hall, around town, playing leapfrog or searching for the mysterious Woodland Hermit at the woods with his friends Peter and Tabitha. He is barefoot, as his shoes went missing after he took them off to pick apples. Colin is shy but eager to learn, as the protagonist observed as she watched him read Gulliver's Travels.