The Duffers dancing in jubilation, as drawn by Pauline Baynes.

The Duffers were a large clan of about fifty dwarfs, who had the distinction of all later being transformed into dufflepuds, a new dwarf monopod sub-species.

Originally normal, two-legged dwarfs, the Duffer clan lived on Coriakin's Island under the employment of the magician Coriakin. When they collectively refused to carry out some unknown task for the magician. However, he was angered by their refusal and thus transformed their two legs into one.

The only known name of any of the Duffers was "Clipsie", the Chief Duffer's daughter.