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Summary of the Book '22 Goblins':
The Rainbow Goblins is a 1978 childrens book by Italian-born artist and author Count Ul de Rico also known as Ulderico Gropplero di Troppenburg. The book was followed by a 1996 sequel The White Goblin. The book tells of seven goblins each one a different colour of the rainbow. They love the taste of colour and have eaten all the rainbows yet one valley remains where rainbows are still born. The story is a journey to find the valley and eat the last rainbows. When they do find it the flowers flood them with colour drowning them in their greed out of which a most beautiful new world is born.
Excerpts from the Book '22 Goblins':
... GOBLIN The Specialist in Food, the Specialist in Women, and the Specialist in Cotton. Which is the cleverest? So the ... ... counsellor went home, still determined on his pilgrimage. He would not let his wife go with him, but started secretly. Not even his servants knew. ... ... desires. But rich as it was, the city was deserted. He entered house after house, but did not find the maiden anywhere. Then he climbed a ... ... here she played. His relatives and friends gave him good advice. She is not dead, they said. Why should you make way with yourself? ... ... to him: Father, I am going to marry that thief who is being led to execution. You must save him from the king. Otherwise I shall die with him. ... ... have you in my wife? Her father gave her to me in regular marriage. So they disputed about the princess whom one had won by fraud and ... ... a great feast as was proper, and married the fairy prince and Sandal on the spot. Then Cloud-chariot was completely happy and spent some time ... ... wasting my time? For I do not know which of all these I ought to take. If I should not succeed in this night's endeavour, then I would burn myself ... ... and saw that the other life was a network of magic. So he prepared to enter the fire in order to win magic power. But older people and ... ... me what I am to do for you. And when the monk saw the king, he was delighted and said: O King, if you wish to do me a favour, go south ... ... Love-cluster came to herself and slowly said to her weeping friend: My dear, the fire within me cannot be quenched by such things as pearls. If you ... ... East adorned her face with the moon. And the white night-blooming lotuses laughed, their faces expanding at the thought of the glory that was coming ... ... as flaming eyes. He bravely went through the dreadful cemetery to the sissoo tree, put the goblin on his shoulder, and started as before. And as he ... ... magic power. That is why I have delayed you so long. Now go ahead, and win magic power. So the goblin left the body on the king's shoulder ... ... by a rope-swing. And the old woman went home and told the prince and the counsellor's son all about it. Then the counsellor's son said ... ... but I will tell it, or my story would be spoiled. Listen, O Prince. While Pearl lay asleep trusting him, that wretch killed her in the night, ... ... shoulder as before. And the king tried again to catch him. 22 Goblins FOURTH GOBLIN King Shudraka and Hero's Family. ... ... marriage for the seventh day. At the same time a third Brahman youth came to the girl's mother and asked for the girl. And the mother said: ... ... And Clean-cloth graciously promised to give her to him. Then when the time came, Clean-cloth gave White his charming daughter, a wife ... ... Abraham Lincoln, A world league for peace.... >>read more<