Rowley came every year to see the little goblins, and told them stories about the Big World where he lived.
The goblins had never seen the Big World, and often asked their father to let them go with Rowley, but he always said, "Not yet, my sons."
The name of the goblins' father was Old Black-Cap.
He was King of the Mountain.
At last, one day Old Black-Cap called the three goblins and said to them: "I am going to send you into the Big World to look for something which the fairies stole from me a long time ago. A Red Feather which always belongs to the King of the Mountain. Go, my sons, and the one who finds it shall be king of this mountain after me."
Red-Cap, Blue-Cap and Yellow-Cap said good-bye to their father and climbed out into the Big World through a rabbit hole. When they had gone a little way t