Noble Warrior

~ 1st Short Story in the Noble Warrior Series by Andre Norton


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Synopsis ~

Emmy’s dad sends her a gift all the way from India – Thragun Neklop better known as Noble Warrior. Only Thragan has been banished from Hob’s Green by the evil Mss. Wyker. Thragan must find a way back inside in order to protect his princess as is his charge.

 

Write-up from a fan ~

Emmy, and the estate of Hob's Green, is being ruled by a very strict governess/nurse, who is preventing Emmy from seeing her grandmother, whom Miss Wyker claims is far too ill to be bothered by a disobedient little girl.  Turns out Grandmother is so ill because Miss Wyker is systematically poisoning and starving her.  Emmy's father sends, by an old friend of his, a gift for Emmy--a Siamese tom cat, Thragun Neklop,, who had been given him by a Princess in return for some extraordinary service.  However, Miss Wyker hates cats and banishes Thragun Neklop to the stables, still in his traveling crate.  Once he is out of the house, she summons an acquaintance of hers to "get rid of that filthy beast,"  However, the stable hands are still loyal to their master, Emmy's father, and by extension, Emmy and her grandmother.  So they contrive to free Thragun Neklop, who makes his way back into the house, and with the help of the resident household spirit, Hob, manages to get rid of Miss Wyker instead. ~ SL

 

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Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Catfantastic (1989) Edited by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg, Published by DAW, PB, 0-886-77355-5, $3.95, 320pg ~ cover by Braldt Bralds

 

 

 

 

 

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