Harry was one of the children who attended the Feast of Good Children when Smith Smithson ate the Fay-star that had been put in the Great Cake. Long after he had retired, the Master Cook at that occasion, Nokes, was trying to figure out who had swallowed the Fay-star and he remembered Harry, the Cooper's son. Nokes claimed that Harry was a barrel of a boy with a fat mouth like a frog. Alf, who had been Nokes' apprentice at the time, reprovingly said that Harry was a nice boy with a large friendly grin. He had not eaten the star because he had carefully cut his slice of the Cake to pieces before eating and had found nothing.