Tonight, we’ll read the next part 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 previous episode, part four aired September 23rd, 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, our little hero who works as a miner within the caves of the mountain, realizes part of the Goblin’s devious plans: that they may flood the mines and destroy them with any miners in them. Curdie went home to his father’s house and have some sleep. Meanwhile, we will pick back up at the introduction of Princess Irene’s father, the King Papa.