Jedediah is a French dwarf. He was only 18 inches tall at the age of 11. However he ate 40 large cucumbers, 30 figs, and a whole watermelon for dessert each day. He was a guard at the monastery of St. Catherine on Biblical Mount Sinai. On his deathbed in the year 580, he pleaded to be permitted to continue his services. This unusual request was honored, and so after his death, Jedediah was placed outside the House of the Dead. There, his fully clothed skeleton still guards the entrance today.