Dusty is the miller. He lives and works in the Flour Mill. He learned his craft from his father, but he loves to experiment. His clover bread is particularly successful, as are his blackberry buns. He is a shy mouse, and it was difficult to pluck up the courage to ask Poppy Eyebright to marry him. He was afraid she might refuse him but Poppy agreed immediately, and their wedding took place on Midsummerís Day on a raft on the stream.