Monday, May 4, 2009
Throughout the day, visitors to Castle in the Air have been startled by recurring banging and buzzing noises, which seem to be coming from behind the northern wall of our upstairs studio. What could be happening? Kobolds haunt the mines of Germany (just like their cousins, the knockers, do in Cornwall), making lots of noise before a collapse. Perhaps some kobolds have tunneled too far afield and found their way to Fourth Street! Or maybe the goblins from George MacDonald's wonderful book The Princess and the Goblin are digging their way in to steal someone away to their underground kingdom. If we've got any goblins in our walls, we have to guess that they're not here for mischief but to herald some more fun-loving changes at Castle in the Air. Don't run away!