Bosun Higgs was a junior crewman on the Gold Dust.[1]

The Long War

While travelling aboard the Gold Dust from Valhalla to Datum Earth, Helen Valienté insisted that her son Dan was accompanied at all times by either one of his parents or a junior crewman. Bosun Higss was the crewman appointed to that task by the Captain.[1]

During their journey, Bosun Higss proved to be a bright kid, very knowledgeable about the Long Earth and the importance of the trolls.[2]

When travelling across the Mine Belt, the ship encountered the Pennsylvania who crashed in a Joker. Bosun Higgs was among the crewmembers who helped to rescue the survivors of the crash.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Long War - Chapter 12
  2. The Long War - Chapter 16
  3. The Long War - Chapter 20

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