The Phantom Tollbooth Wiki

Phantom Tollbooth Demon of Insincerity Clip


The Demon of Insincerity is a demon who tricked Milo, Tock and the Humbug--and when unseen always tells lies.


He is small and furry with worried eyes and a frown. His eyes are not green and he has a narrow mouth, thin neck, narrow, long arms, small feet and a button nose. Despite his insignificant body, he has a great voice. He is actually a really adorable creature for a demon.


He is very easily scared and saddened and when unseen everything he says is a lie. He pretends he has a long nose, green eyes, curly hair, a wide mouth, a thick neck, broad shoulders, a round body, short arms, big feet and is bow-legged. He does this to trick people. He uses his voice to trap Milo, Tock, and the Humbug in a pit where they can only hear him. That is, until Milo uses the telescope he got from Alec Bings to see the demon as he really is.

Demon of Insincerity in the novel