Pilon's name is the word for something that is thrown into a trade. Essentially, his name means that he is worthless, or supposed to be worthless, but in the later event of the story he will prove to be the thinker among Danny's friends, as well as a very spiritual person. It is Pilon that presents Danny with the first test of his honor. Now that Danny is a property owner, Pilon expects him to forget about his poor friends. Danny swears that everything he owns belongs to his friends and that as long as he had a house, Pilon would have a house. Following the parallel with King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table were presented with many tests to their honor and chivalry as they preformed quests in the land of Camelot. Many of the tests were symbolic, representing the perils of false faith, denial, pride, and so on. In particular, the adventures of the Redcross Knight in Spencer's ##The Faiery Queen# come to mind. At different stages of the knight's quest, he had to face the three pagan warriors Sansfoy, Sansloy, and Sansjoy, whose names respectively mean without faith, without loyalty, and without joy. Likewise, here Danny is feeling dejected about his lost friends and the weight of property, and he must face a lack of faith from his friend who questions whether he will be loyal to his way of life when property changes his position in it.