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"Is that all I'm good for, hide-and-seek?"
— The Old Guard's Van, A Good Hiding Place

The Old's Guard Van is an abandoned brakevan featured in a magazine story.


The old van was found at the harbour by Thomas and Percy. It was then taken to the bird sanctuary where it is now used as a birdhouse. It is somewhat miserable, but since being rescued it seems to have mellowed.


Magazine stories


  • The Old Guard's Van gender is unknown, but is presumed to be male. Its name has not been revealed.
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