The Black Cauldron - Chapters 11-12, The Cottage, and Little Dallben Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11-12, The Cottage, and Little Dallben Summary

The companions are faced by a witch who turns Taran's sword into a snake. She threatens again to turn them into toads, and tries to persuade them that they would prefer this to being people. She calls to her sisters Orgoch and Orwen, and Taran realizes that these are the three enchantresses who have the cauldron.

The witches talk among themselves and mention turning Huntsmen into toads. Taran tries to persuade them that they should work together as they have a common enemy. They are not interested, and instead insist on knowing their names. Taran tries to lie but the witches know it, and he realizes that he may as well tell them the truth. When he mentions that he is from Caer Dallben, the witches recognize the name Dallben and...

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