Taran Wanderer is the sixteenth chapter of Taran Wanderer. Here the hero is introduced to a different way of life that initially baffles him.
PlotTaran crossed a wide river, leading Craddoc's sheep with Gurgi, Llonio Son of Llonwen at a peculiar farmhold along the wide, fast-moving Small Avren, where the lanky man employed baskets and nets to catch fish and useful debris. In exchanging names, Llonio pressed Taran for the customary disclosure of origin normally attached to one's name, joking: "Shall I call you Taran Son of Nobody? Taran of Nowhere?" When Taran replied, "Call me wandererer, then," Llonio declared: "Taran Wanderer? So be it, if that suits you."
Taran was surprised to find that Llonio had cleared a pasture and built a sheepfold in hopeful anticipation of the herd's arrival. Taran handed the sheep over, astonished at the man's luck. After observing his life of watchful roaming and gathering, the companions stayed for several days with Llonio, his wife Goewin, and their several cheerful children (one of whom was named Gwenlliant).
|1. Who Am I? | 2. Cantrev Cadiffor | 3. Goryon and Gast | 4. A Matter of Cows | 5. A Judgement | 6. A Frog | 7. Friends in Danger | 8. The Wall of Thorns | 9. The Hand of Morda | 10. The Broken Spell | 11. Dorath | 12. The Wager | 13. The Lost Lamb | 14. The End of Summer | 15. The Open Cage | 16. Taran Wanderer | 17. The Weir | 18. The Free Commots | 19. The Potter's Wheel | 20. The Spoilers | 21. The Mirror|