A String in the Harp Setting & Symbolism

Nancy Bond
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The Harp Key

The harp key had once belonged to Taliesin, and he had used it for tuning his harp. Many centuries later, Peter finds the key in the water near the shore of Borth. The key is shaped like a Y, about four inches across. Each arm of the Y is a hollow six-sided shaft and each has a slightly different diameter. There is a hole through it where the three arms come together, which Peter uses to fashion the key into a necklace, the same way Taliesin had. The key vibrates and sings and shows Peter images of the past, Taliesin's past, urging him to return the key to its proper owner, Taliesin. The key proves to be a much sought after artifact, but Peter resists the call to turn the key into the National Museum, and finds a way to return it to Taliesin's grave...

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