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Shasta or Cor

Shasta is a young, blond boy who has grown up in a fishing village in the country of Calormen, south of Narnia. Shasta has always believed the fisherman he lives with is his father. However, when the novel opens, Shasta overhears his father telling a Tarkaan that he is not his son. The fisherman found Shasta in a boat on the river, when he was just an infant. The fisherman took him in and called him son. However there is no love lost between the boy and the fisherman since the fisherman has agreed to sell Shasta to the Tarkaan as a servant. Shasta is so distraught that he goes into the barn to talk to the animals. Shasta thinks that maybe things will be better with the Tarkaan, that perhaps he will be kinder than the fisherman. However, the Tarkaan's horse assures him that the...

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