- "Douglas liked to be distracted, because he found it much more fun
His homework was abandoned and his spells and charms half-done."
- —Miranda Goshawk, "The Sorry Story of Distractible Douglas"[src]
Distractible Douglas was a character in Miranda Goshawk's conundrum "The Sorry Story of Distractible Douglas", published in the Book of Spells. Like all characters in these conundrums, he was based on a real wizard, but had his name altered to protect his identity. Douglas was easily distracted, and liked being so.