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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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