In the NovelEdit
Honest John and Gideon are Overtakers that appeared in Shell Game. While Wayne was driving a train, the cat and fox and the hound jumped on, searching for the Keepers. Finn and Wayne fight off Gideon and Honest John, and they make no more appearances in the books.
Both were con artists and very deceitful, tricking Pinocchio twice; They sold him to the puppeteer Stromboli, and later, they sent him to a place with a dark purpose, Pleasure Island.