Taran Wanderer - Chapter 4, A Matter of Cows, Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, A Matter of Cows, Summary

Late that afternoon, Taran and his friends arrive at the castle of King Smoit, an old friend of Taran's. Taran tells Smoit of his quest, but Smoit has no information to share that will help, except to suggest they go to the Free Commots. The next morning while Taran is attempting to refresh his supplies before going on, word comes to Smoit that Goryon and Gast are battling over a herd of cows. Taran and his friends accompany Smoit on horseback to confront the battling lords. On the way, Taran learns that Goryon and Gast have often fought this way, stealing the herd of cows from each other over and over until Smoit is forced to interfere and place the lords in his dungeon. Taran argues that perhaps another tactic might be employed to teach the lords a lesson...

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