The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

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The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie

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CURDIE was the son of Peter, the miner. He lived with his father and mother in a cottage built on the mountain side, and he worked with his father inside the mountain.

It was the business of Curdie and his father and the many other miners to dig passages deep down and far into the mountain and seek out the silver ore in the rock and carry it out. Of the other precious things in the mountain they knew little or nothing. Silver ore was what they were sent to find, and in the. darkness and danger of the mines they found it.

The mines belonged to the king of the country, and the miners were his servants, working under his overseers and officers. He was a real king--that is, one who ruled for the good of his people and not to please himself. And he wanted the silver not to buy rich things for himself but to help him to govern the country, and pay the armies that defended it, and the judges who tried to secure justice for every one.

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