The Once and Future King Book 1, Chapter 12
The boys arrive at home with a flurry of welcome and worry and congratulations. Their nurse is very upset at Arthur's dislocated shoulder, and orders him off to bed. The boys have brought with them "Wat, " a man with no nose who was teased so savagely by the neighborhood children that he lived in the wild forest. Wat becomes friends with "the Dog Boy, " whose nose he bit off because the Dog Boy was teasing him, and the two become friends, and prefer sleeping the kennel with the dogs to being in the castle.