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A Children's Fantasy Book By George MacDonald - illustrated version.

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CHAPTER XXVII The Goblins in the King's House
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HEN Curdie fell asleep he began at once to dream. He thought he was
ascending the mountain-side from the mouth of the mine, whistling and singing "Ring, dod, bang!" when he came upon a woman and child who had lost their way; and from that point he went on dreaming everything that had happened to him since he thus met the princess and Lootie; how he had watched the goblins, how he had been taken by them, how he had been rescued by the princess; everything, in­deed, until he was wounded, captured, and im­prisoned by the men-at-arms. And now he thought he was lying wide awake where they had laid him, when suddenly he heard a great thundering sound.
"The cobs are coming!" he said. "They didn't believe a word I told them! The cobs
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