The Crystal Cave - Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary

Merlin and Cadal ride up the hill to Galapas's cave. When they arrive, they find burned debris outside. The cave has been ram shackled. Everything has been destroyed, except the bronze mirror. Merlin looks in at the crystal chamber and then goes back outside. He follows a couple of crows to Galapas's body. It was mostly a skeleton now. Merlin and Cadal cut up sod and put rocks over Galapas's body to bury it.

Book 3, Chapter 3 Analysis

In keeping with the somber mood, Galapas's body is found outside the ram shacked cave. The feel of this chapter seems flat without energy. The tone is anti-climatic. Merlin has lost Galapas. This is the repeat of what happened for him with Cerdic. The mood is melancholy. The setting of Galapas's cave seems empty and cold without the hermit. Merlin does show maturity in...

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