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The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Co. with black-and-white illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Strahan had published the story and illustrations as a serial in the monthly magazine Good Words for the Young, beginning November 1870. Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel "quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor." Jeffrey Holdaway, in the New Zealand Art Monthly, said that both books start out as "normal fairytales but become stranger", that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid, for company, her father, the king, is absent, her mother is dead. Unknown to her, the nearby mines are inhabited by a race of goblins, long banished from the kingdom and now anxious to take revenge on their human neighbours.

One rainy day, the princess explores the castle and discovers a beautiful, mysterious lady, who identifies herself as Irene's namesake and great-great-grandmother. The next day, Princess Irene persuades. After dark they are chased by goblins and rescued by the young miner, whom Irene befriends. At work with the rest of the miners, Curdie overhears the goblins talking, their conversation reveals to Curdie the secret weakness of goblin anatomy: they have soft, vulnerable feet. Curdie sneaks into the Great Hall of the goblin palace to eavesdrop on their general meeting, hears that the goblins intend to flood the mine if a certain other part of their plan should fail, he conveys this news to his father. In the palace, Princess Irene injures her hand. A week Irene is about to see her great-great-grandmother again, but is frightened by a long-legged cat and escapes up the mountain; when Curdie explores the goblins' domain, he is discovered by the goblins and stamps on their feet with great success. The goblins imprison Curdie, thinking he will die of starvation.

Irene takes Curdie to be introduced. Curdie learns that the goblins are digging a tunnel in the mines towards the king's palace, where they plan to abduct the Princess and marry her to goblin prince Harelip. Curdie warns the palace guards about this, but is imprisoned instead and contracts a fever through a wound in his leg, until Irene's great-great-grandmother heals the wound. Meanwhile, the goblins come to abduct the princess. Upon the goblins' retreat, Irene is believed a captive; when the goblins flood the mines, the water enters the palace, Curdie warns the others. The king asks him to serve as a bodyguard. In the 1960s, the novel was adapted in animated form by Jay Ward for his Fractured Fairy Tales series; this version involved a race of innocent goblins. The goblin king falls in love with a princess, but a prince saves her by reciting poetry because goblins hate it. A full-length animated adaptation of the book, directed by József Gémes, was released in 1992 in the United Kingdom, in June 1994 in the United States.

This Hungary/Wales/Japan co-production, created at Budapest's PannóniaFilm, Japan's NHK, S4C and Siriol Productions in Great Britain, starred the voices of Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom, William Hootkins and Rik Mayall. The film's producer, Robin Lyons wrote the screenplay and voiced the Goblin King. However, it was not well received commercially nor critically upon its US release from Hemdale Film Corporation in summer 1994 grossing only $1.8 million domestically and receiving negative reviews. The film's title is "De Prinses van het Zonnevolk" in Dutch, "Prinsessan og durtarnir" in Icelandic, "La princesse et la forêt magique" in French; the Princess and the Goblins is a poem by Sylvia Plath. Shirley Temple played Princess Irene in a production on an episode of her television show. Although the plot follows the basic outline of Macdonald's story, it glosses over the darker elements and is played as comedy. Irene and Curdie are portrayed as young adults instead of children, the goblins are forgiven their evil deeds and reform.

It was a book in the "100 Classic Books" collection for the Nintendo DS. Twyla Tharp used the story in the full-length ballet of the same title, it was her first to incorporate children and was co-commissioned by Atlanta Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 2012. The sequel to this book is The Curdie. J. R. R. Tolkien's depictions of goblins within Tolkien's legendarium was influenced by the

Kwato Island

Kwato Island an island in China Strait, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. The island belongs to Logea North Ward, which belongs to Bwanabwana Rural Local Level Government Area LLG, Samarai-Murua District, which are in Milne Bay Province. In 1891, Rev Charles Abel and his wife Beatrice commenced a mission on this island, which developed into a non-hierarchical church, self-supporting mission, teaching boat-building and management skills; the island is part of the Logea group, itself a part of Samarai Islands of the Louisiade Archipelago. The islanders, like other from Samarai Islands are experts in boat building; the population of 66 is split between 2 villages: Kwato missionary, inland, Isuhina, on the coast. There is a dock on the island

Meadow Well Metro station

Meadow Well is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving the Chirton, Meadow Well & Royal Quays areas of North Tyneside. The station at Smith's Park was purpose-built for the Tyne & Wear Metro, opening in November 1982, following Metro's extension from Tynemouth to St. James; the station was renamed Meadow Well in October 1994, is the only Tyne & Wear Metro station to have been renamed. The station was used by 300,000 passengers in 2017-18; the station is located on the housing estate where the Meadow Well Riots took place in 1991, although the area has improved since it still suffers from crime and social problems and the station has been the scene of a number of criminal acts. Much work, however, is being delivered to tackle to root causes of poverty on the estate through the interventions of three charities: the Cedarwood Trust, Meadow Well Connected and the Phoenix Detached Youth Project. Meadow Well is served by the Yellow Line; this line runs up to every 12 minutes during the day, up to every 15 minutes in the evenings and on a Sunday.

Train times and station information for Meadow Well Metro station from Nexus


Cypraeoidea, the cowries and cowry allies, is a superfamily of sea snails, marine gastropods included in the clade Littorinimorpha. This superfamily had been called Cypraeacea and was named by Rafinesque in 1815; this superfamily of sea snails have adult shells which do not look like typical gastropod shells because the spire of the shell is not visible in adults, instead the shells are: quite rounded in shape, varying from globular to elongate, with a long narrow, aperture, sometimes toothed. The snails in these families have no operculum; the shells of every species in this superfamily are smooth and shiny, this is because in the living animal, the shell is nearly always covered with the mantle. The largest known fossil cowry was 1828 which reached a length of 350 mm; the largest modern cowry is the Atlantic Deer Cowry at up to 190mm. The largest known cowry from any extant subfamily or genus was the Australian cowry Zoila gigas at about 247mm; this superfamily used to be known as Cypraeacea.

Prior to the recent ruling by the ICZN, many invertebrate superfamily names ended in the suffix -acea, or -aceae, not -oidea as now required according to ICZN article 29.2. The suffix -oidea used to be used for some subclasses and superorders, where it is still found. In much of the older literature including Keen 1958, gastropod superfamilies are written with the suffix -acea; the following two subfamilies were recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi: Cypraeidae Ovulidae Fehse elevated the subfamily Pediculariinae to the family Pediculariidae, the tribe Eocypraeini to the family Eocypraeidae. Both of these groups were removed from the Ovulidae and raised to family level, based on research on their morphological and molecular phylogenic qualities. Families within Cypraeoidea are as follows: Cypraeidae Eocypraeidae: synonym of Eocypraeinae Schilder, 1924 Eratoidae Gill, 1871 Ovulidae Triviidae Troschel, 1863 Pediculariidae

Witold Dzier┼╝ykraj-Morawski

Witold Józef Dzierżykraj-Morawski was a Polish military commander, diplomat and a Colonel of the Polish Army. Witold Dzierżykraj-Morawski was born in 1895 in his family's manor in Oporowo near Krzemieniewo, Province of Posen, German Empire. At the age of 15 he inherited the surrounding village; as a German citizen, after the outbreak of the Great War he was drafted into the Imperial German army. Promoted to officer's grade, in December 1918 he joined the newly reborn Polish Army. A field commander during the Greater Poland Uprising, during the Polish-Bolshevik War he became the chief of staff of the Polish 7th Cavalry Brigade. Between 1923 and 1926 he served as the military attaché in the Polish embassy in Bucharest. Upon his return he served as one of the commanding officers of the Prużana-based Polish 17th Uhlans Regiment. In 1928 he resumed his post as this time in Berlin, he held that post until 1932. Until 1937 he was the commanding officer of the Polish 25th Uhlans Regiment and one of the staff officers of the Lwów-based Army Inspectorate.

During the Polish mobilization prior to the outbreak of the Polish Defensive War he became the chief of staff of the Karpaty Army. During the campaign he held the same rank within the Małopolska Army. Taken prisoner of war by the Germans, he spent the remainder of World War II in various German POW camps, including Oflag VII-C in Laufen, Oflag XI-B in Brunswick, Oflag II-C in Woldenberg and Oflag II-B in Arnswalde. Transferred to the Oflag II-D in Gross-Born, he was the highest-ranking officer there and the informal commander of all the allied prisoners held there, he became the lead organizer of an underground organization there, intending to prepare an escape of the prisoners. Handed over to the Gestapo, he was imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, where he died. In 1964 he was posthumously promoted to the rank of generał brygady. Andrzej Jaracz. Generał brygady Witold Dzierżykraj-Morawski 1895-1944. Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University. P. 231.

Nathan Lee Graham

Nathan Lee Graham is an American actor and singer. His roles in feature film include Todd in Zoolander and Zoolander 2, Frederick Montana in Sweet Home Alabama, Geoff in Hitch and Bernard on the Fox comedy series LA to Vegas, he has appeared in independent films including Confessions of an Action Star, Bad Actress and Trophy Kids. On the small screen he originated the role of Peter in The Comeback, had guest starring roles on Scrubs, Absolutely Fabulous and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, his stage credits include the role of Phil D'armano in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Awards and Grammy Award nominated The Wild Party and as Miss Understanding in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Awards nominated Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He received a Drama League Award nomination for the role of Rey Rey in the off-Broadway production of Wig Out and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Feature Performer in a Musical in The Wild Party LA Premiere in 2005. More he has appeared in the role of Carson in Hit the Wall at The Barrow Street Theatre and as Willie in The View UpStairs.

He earned a 2005 Best Classical Album Grammy Award for Songs of Innocence and of Experience as a soloist. Nathan Lee Graham is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis, MO. In 2017, Graham won the Jose Esteban Munoz Award from CLAGS: the Center for LGBTQ Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY; the award is given to an LGBTQ Activist. Nathan Lee Graham on IMDb Nathan Lee Graham at the Internet Off-Broadway Database