Flitch was a (possibly fictional) buck and coal miner.
Heather Longtreader told the story of Flitch to her younger brother Jacks in her efforts to help him overcome his training by Longtreader Command's indoctrination. According to her, Flitch had been a successful miner with a large home and a loving wife and children. Unfortunately, while at work alone one day in his coal mine, he was struck in the head. Upon awaking, he was afflicted with amnesia, and had no idea of who he was or where he belonged.
Wandering away from the mine, Flitch became lost and eventually arrived in the town of Newton, where he found work as a laborer. During a dispute regarding the town government, Flitch was the only resident who had not cast his vote, which was needed to break a tie. However, Flitch felt he could not do so due to his ignorance of his own identity, and left to seek the truth. When asked about his fate, Heather noted that Flitch could not find his way home until he remembered who he was.