The End of Summer is the fourteenth chapter of Taran Wanderer. Here the hero's loyalty and honor are tested to the utmost when he is called upon to accept a common heritage and give up his heart's most ardent desire.

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Taran understood, to his regret, that he had found his father. Taran confided in Fflewddur that he had long dreamed of being highborn, not only for his own honor's sake but so that he might ask Princess Eilonwy to wed. Fflewddur soon left to report the events to Caer Dallben and thence to his own kingdom, but Taran and Gurgi stayed to help Craddoc
repair the house and farmland before winter came. These tasks were achieved one by one, arduously but with a certain degree of pride, as Taran slowly and begrudgingly gained respect for Craddoc -- as a man if not as a father.
Shepherd boy

Gurgi, meanwhile, took to sheep herding with aplomb; the animals followed him around admiringly as he led them with a shepherd's crook and a woolen jacket that camouflaged him among the herd. Soon Taran gave up looking for Fflewddur or Kaw's return.

Taran Wanderer
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
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