One day at Caer Dallben, Taran was bored. He was still an assistant pig keeper.
"Dallben, I want to be an adventurer, not make horseshoes and keep pigs!" said Taran. Dallben turned towards Taran, and laughed a wise old laugh.
"Perhaps someday you will be! After all, there is more to this world than we realize!" said Dallben pulling down a book from the bookshelf. He showed Taran a poem from one of the pages in the book:
The world is full of mysteries,
some shallow, some deep,
if we continue to unravel them
the tea-bag of truth will steep.
How often can we stumble though?
How often are our minds too weak?
Are half the people in this land of Prydain under a deep sleep?
We'll never know it all, that's true.
But to enter the cavern, to go right through, helps
to comprehend the complexities, to find proof of what is true, however,
is our best, the very best, even the best that we can do?
We must never limit ourselves, we must always find new ways,
for it is in our minds where journeys lie, not castles nor old caves.
After reading the poem, Taran saw being assistant-pig keeper in a whole new light, and looked forward to the day when he would discover new things and have adventures.