Elijah Scuttle was the father of William "Twit" Scuttle and the husband of Gladwin Scuttle. He met Gladwin when he was carried by an owl to the city, where Elijah fell from a great height. He was discovered by Gladwin and her sister. Her sister wanted to leave her there, but Gladwin was more nice and took him in. They fell in love with each other and went to the fields together. Their son Twit is proof to the Fennywolders that country and city mice are not compatible, as he is believed to be a simpleton due to his mixed blood.