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The Potions of Glew is the sixth chapter of The Castle of Llyr. It introduces the thread of magic into the plot, which is to thicken and grow more ornate through the rest of the story. It also introduces two new major characters.

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Glew's Hut

Plot

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Next day Taran and the Companions found Prince Rhun's horse outside a small, dilapidated hut, and the Prince emerged to wish them good morning. Inside the half-demolished hut, they found amidst the general clutter a small book of empty pages that Rhun decided to keep, and a sheaf of journal notes written by the former resident. As Fflewddur read these, he narrated that Glew had been a careful experimentalist with potions; eventually he had developed one that successfully enlarged a small mountain cat he named Llyan. Horrified by the inferences from a small pair of abandoned boots, the companions prepared to leave, but at that moment Llyan herself returned!
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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