Beginning of Story : "'Why?'Taran cried.'Why must it be horseshoes? As if had any horses!'"
Taran chases Hen Wen
Taran meetes Gwydion
This shows Taran has grown form being a subborn person to someone who is considered a hero. he started the book not knowing what the definition of a hero is and in the end he became one himself, rescuing half the world and Prince Gwydion. Alexander, Lloyd. The Book of Three. (The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1.). Dell, 1964.
Middle of Story: "Taran shook his head,'No , I shall journey to Caer Dathyl myself. . . . but the danger is too great. I ask no one else to face it in my stead.
Taran and Gwydion at Caer dathyl
back at Caer Dallben
End of Story: "'I ask no reward,' Taran said,'I want no friend to repay me for what I did willingly out of friendship and for my honor."