Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
He is exiled. Theo saved him from falling to his death in the belltower. He later asked the king that Cabbarus be exiled and not killed.
Keller. "Old Kasperl" is a satire of Westmark politics and social goings-on. Its main characters are Old Kasperl and the Bear. Keller lives in the Fingers, the marshes at the mouth of the Vespera River, with the two "water rats," Weasel and Sparrow.
To take them to Cabbarus. Cabbarus wanted them to pretend to raise the spirit of the king's dead daughter.
Cabbarus. However, they never mentioned good health.
The Westmark Phoenix. The phoenix rises from its own ashes, and the printing press rose from the remains of others.
De Roth. He becomes a public letter-writer.
Alchemy. He tells Skeit that if they put their money together in a bag overnight it will multiply. Of course, his intentions are not so honorable.
An alderman. He is complete with fur cloak and gold chain.
Sign language. She turns out to be a better student than he does.
Friska. She escapes, but Theo steals her and unwittingly returns her to Las Bombas.
The phrenological head. Mickle was hiding under the coach and projecting her voice.
|When the soldiers come into the print shop, Theo hits the officer on the head with an iron bar. Does the officer die?||Lloyd Alexander's "Westmark"
No. It was a Royal Officer, so Theo was soon in trouble with not only the local constabulary, but the Crown police as well.
Constable Pohn. He tells Theo that they will search the forest, and hints that he should escape via the King's Highway.
Dr. Absalom. Dr. Absolom claims to have cures for all sorts of ailments. He is, of course, a fraud. Las Bombas also uses the alias Mynheer Bloomsa later in the book.
Anton. He is one of the best printers in Westmark.
Dorning. Theo was an orphan. Dorning prided itself on taking care of its orphans.
Watching Hen Wen. Taran rushes up and says, "You're to stay! I asked Dallben!" Eilonwy tosses her head and replies, "I suppose it never occurred to you to ask ME," but she has already arranged to stay and Coll is preparing a chamber for her.
His secret name. "Once you have courage to look upon evil, seeing it for what it is and naming it by its true name, it is powerless against you, and you can destroy it," Gwydion says. He found out the name from Hen Wen, and destroyed the Horned King for good.
Eilonwy and Hen Wen. When Taran awakes at Caer Dathyl, Eilonwy begins talking a mile a minute telling him what happened while he was unconscious. Taran gets a bit annoyed with her, but not as much as he would have when they first met; her chattering has grown on him.
A gwythaint. Gwythaints are the spy-birds of the dark side. However, when Taran finds a young one caught and exhausted in a thorn bush, he saves its life. Later on it returns the favor, and then loses its own life.
In King Eiddileg's castle. Gurgi is the one who notices her, and when he tells them Taran accuses Eiddileg, saying, "You said nothing of Hen Wen." King Eiddileg replies, "You didn't ask." Still, he did save her from the Horned King.
An onion bag. The friends are sucked through the whirlpool into King Eiddileg's realm and are brought before him roughly.
|Medwyn tells of a man who learns "neither to refuse to give help when it is needed, nor to refuse to accept it when it is offered," from an animal. What animal is this?||"The Book of Three," by Lloyd Alexander
A lame ant. This lame ant brought Gwythyer Son of Greidawl the last flax seed needed to complete a bushel, and therefore saved Gwythyer from his father's anger.
Noah. It never outright tells you that Medwyn could be or is Noah, but you can pretty well guess. When they met Taran says, "I know who you are, you are Medwyn!" And Medwyn replies, "Am I now? Yes, I have been called Medwyn."
Wet wolfhound. At first Taran is disgusted by the smell, but when Gugi offers to give up his small portion of honeycomb so Taran can have more, Taran doesn't think the odor is as objectionable.
Several days journey east of Caer Dathyl. Fflewddur is saying that he is a king, and describing his realm, but his harp strings keep jangling and breaking-especially when he says his subjects were sorry to see him leave for the life of a bard.
No. It is Fflewddur Fflam. Taran told Eilonwy to rescue "his friend" from another cell. Since he was the only other person in the dungeon, Eilonwy released Fflewddur. Taran realizes he didn't actually see Gwydion taken to a cell, he just guessed that's where he was.
Achren. Achren pretends to be nice so that Taran may let some information slip, but Gwydion warns him before he can speak, which angers Achren and she sends them to the dungeon. Glew does not appear until the third book, "The Castle of Llyr", and Gwyn the Hunter just passes by.
Because Coll is bald. Taran finds out from Gwydion that Coll was the long-ago warrior who saved Hen Wen from the depths of Annuvin.
Crimson. This is while Taran is first searching for Hen Wen in the forest. One of the warriors fallowing in the Horned King's wake is sees Taran and tries to kill him. Taran escapes with only a small wound.
Ash wood. Hen Wen, the white oracular pig, uses the magical letter sticks to foretell the future.