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 'The Ickabog'-JK Rowling 

Chapter 33- King Fred is worried 

Chapter 34 -Three More Feet 

Vocabulary check 

Use the internet/dictionary to find the definitions of the following words before you start reading the text. Write the definitions down in your homework book so that you can refer to them while you are reading.










Read chapters 33 and 34 from - The Ickabog- 


Answer the reading comprehension questions below: 


Why was the king alarmed? 

Was King Fred right to be confused? 

Look at Spittleworth’s explanation. Why do you think it is so detailed? 

Why is the word suppose in italics? 

What is on King Fred’s mind as he pauses to look into the mirror to admire himself? 

When did King Fred notice that people weren’t as happy to see him as they usually are? 

Who had already spoken to King Fred about the day of the petition? 

Why was Spittleworth shocked by this? 


Is Spittleworth as clever as he thinks he is? Why/Why not? 

Who received an order to mount a guard over the border of the marsh? 

Why was Roach grumpy? 

Explain what was different about Mr Dovetail. 

Where were the soldiers going to take Lady Eslanda? 


 First, read the information below from the story so far, to remind you of the interactions between Spittleworth and Lady Eslanda.


Fred didn’t know that Lord Spittleworth had a grudge against Lady Eslanda. He’d once asked her to marry him, but she’d turned him down. 


He turned and saw Lady Eslanda, raven-haired and serious, stepping down from a dark spiral staircase. 

‘You’re awake late, my lady,’ said Spittleworth, with a bow. 


 ‘I wonder,’ he said, watching her closely, ‘which of them it is whom you care about so much?’ 

Lady Eslanda would have stopped herself blushing if she could, but unfortunately, she couldn’t. 


‘It makes no difference to me whether a man is a cheesemaker or a king, so long as he behaves with honour,’ said Eslanda. 

He (Spittleworth) was deeply offended by the idea that Lady Eslanda, whom he’d once hoped to marry, preferred the son of cheesemakers. 


No, I think it best,’ said Spittleworth, a slow smile spreading over his crafty face, ‘if you take Lady Eslanda to my estate in the country. Send word when you’ve got her there, and I’ll join you.’ 


 Next, use your critical thinking skills to analyse their relationship.  Remember, to use evidence from the text in your analysis. Focus on using contrasting conjunctions, on the contrary, on the other hand, as a result, although, however, even though.

Think about the following: 

  • Lady Eslanda is the only character that Spittleworth cares about. Does she feel the same way? 

  • What does she think about him? 

  • Spittleworth’s grudge towards Lady Eslanda ch.1 

  • He treats her with respect- bow 

  • Is he jealous of Captain Goodfellow? 

  • Why does he feel threatened by her conversation with the King? 

  • What effect will having her kidnapped have on his plan? 

  • Why didn’t he let the guards take her somewhere else like the others? 

  • What do you think will happen next?


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