I Was a Rator the Scarlet Slippers Author:Philip Pullman So insists Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he now? A monster rampaging in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A money-spinning fairground freak? He is to Mr Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a downy card? That's what Billy hopes. Or just an ordinary small boy? Only three people believe this story.