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This is about the book chapter. For the object see Harp of King Fflewddur Fflam.

The Harp of Fflewddur is the eighth chapter of The Castle of Llyr. It develops character while taking a breath from the action. The series thread of matters being other than what they seem comes forward here, as does the hero's kindness after rash acts and uncharitable thoughts. Only in the final paragraph is the plot advanced.

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Fflewddur and Llyan

Plot

In Glew's hut, Llyan was so entranced by Fflewddur's harping that Taran, Gurgi and Prince Rhun were able to escape through a broken section of the crumbled wall. Fflewddur remained behind in the hope of later escape.
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Once away, Rhun admitted to Taran that he knew of his parents' intentions to betroth him to Princess Eilonwy, and hoped that he would be the one to save her. Rhun acknowledged to Taran that he knew he was incompetent, a bumbler. In this exchange, Taran found new respect for the hapless prince.
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Soon Fflewddur rejoined the party while on the run from Llyan. Kaw appeared, squawking the name of Eilonwy.
The Castle of Llyr
1. Prince Rhun | 2. Dinas Rhydnant | 3. The Shoemaker | 4. Shadows | 5. The Oath | 6. The Potions of Glew | 7. The Lair of Llyan | 8. The Harp of Fflewddur | 9. The Luck of Rhun | 10. The Cavern | 11. King of the Stones | 12. The Tomb | 13. The Ladder | 14. The Empty Book | 15. The Island | 16. A Meeting of Strangers | 17. The Spells of Caer Colur | 18. The Golden Pelydryn | 19. The Flood | 20. The Pledge

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