The Princess and the Goblin pt. 9


George MacDonald

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “The Princess and the Goblin”, a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872.

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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, Princess Irene couldn’t sleep as she had a painfully sore finger. She wandered upstairs to see if she could find her secret grandmother again. The grandmother cures her injury, and let’s here sleep with her that night.

Also, we learn more about Curdie’s love and admiration for his wonderful, strong and wise mother, Mrs. Peterson. We also learn that he has been saving to buy her a new petticoat.