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29 October 2014
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Roderick is about to go to the cone-gatherers' hut in the wood, to give them a cake as a peace-offering.
He was afraid that he was going alone, and yet he was glad too.
Had Harry been with him, he would have been nigglingly inquisitive as to the exact purpose of this visit to the cone-gatherers' hut, and the explanation that it was
a kind of pilgrimage
would never have satisfied him. When [Harry] had been told about Sir Galahad he had appreciated that shining knight's prowess with a sword and also his rescuing of maidens captured by ogres, but he had been sceptical and indifferent about his quest for the grail of
. As for Christian in the Pilgrim's Progress he had scoffed at him as
dreary and old-fashioned. These were Roderick's heroes
this visit through the silent sunny wood was in their company.
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