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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian

by C.S. Lewis

Prince Caspian Chapter 5 Summary

Caspian's Adventure in the Mountains

  • The good doctor is good to his word because he's a good guy. He gives Caspian many more lessons in the Great Tower. Meanwhile, the young prince's other schooling begins in earnest.
  • As he learns in school, he also teaches himself and begins to see that Narnia is not the happy-go-lucky type of magical kingdom thanks to Miraz's rule.
  • One night, Dr. Cornelius wakes up the prince unexpectedly. News has just come that Miraz's wife is pregnant. If Caspian doesn't amscray right now, he'll be murdered.
  • Cornelius gives the prince the horn of Queen Susan. You might remember that this magical horn will bring help if blown, but only in the direst of circumstances.
  • Caspian hops onto his horse, Destrier, and rides for the southern wood.
  • After a day's riding, a storm hits while they're traipsing through a deep, dark wood. Like all Telmarines, or any sensible person in general, Caspian is a little freaked out.
  • Destrier bucks, and Caspian gets knocked out from a bonk to the noggin.
  • He awakens to the sound of three voices wondering what to do with them.
  • The voices belong to two dwarfs, Trumpkin and Nikabrik, and a badger named Trufflehunter.
  • Caspian explains his situation. Nikabrik is upset about the whole thing, but to be fair, he's usually upset about everything anyway.
  • But Trufflehunter believes that a Son of Adam should be the king of Narnia. If Caspian will be true to Old Narnia, the badger will serve him, Telmarine or no.
  • After more chit-chat, it is decided that Caspian should meet the neighbors.
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