The Princess and the Goblin pt. 5


George MacDonald

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Tonight, we’ll read part 5 to "The Princess and the Goblin", a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode, part four aired July 3rd, 2020.

One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald’s The Princess and the Goblin tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home.

When we left off, Curdie stayed late to mine in the mountain on his own. In the past he would sometimes hear possible Goblin noises, but on this night he heard an actual conversation between a Goblin family, through a thin wall of rock.