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The Singing Harp
Harper
Biographical Information
World Land of Stories
Title(s) Unknown
Also known as Harper (Jack), Gloria (real name)
Physical information
Species Enchanted Harp (formerly human)
Gender Female
Age Unknown
Hair colour Gold
Eye colour Gold
Other Traits Soprano voice
Family information
Family Members Unknown
Affiliation Unknown
Land of Stories
First Appearance The Wishing Spell, ch 10
Appeared in Book(s) The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns
For the Singing Harp (Item) as a part of the Wand of Wonderment, go here.

Background

The Singing Harp is an enchanted item from the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk[1]; a posession of the giant that gets stolen by Jack.

In The Wishing Spell, the harp gets a personality and background; for the means of this wiki, she is a character ("Harper") rather than an item. She is saved from the giant by Jack and lives in his house afterwards.

Appearance and Personality

"Standing behind the open window was a golden woman. She happily sang a soprano ballad as loudly as she could. A set of strings played along with her, but the twins couldn't see where there music was coming from. [...] She turned to face the twins as she sang the final note, and they noticed a set of strings connected to her back. The strings played magically along to her voice. She was a magic harp."[2]

Harper has a soprano voice and loves to sing. She tells Alex and Conner she is very grateful that Jack rescued her, because the giant would make her sing awful songs about "eating sheep and stepping on villagers". She is very chatty and clearly does not get visitors very often.[3]

In The Enchantress Returns, it is revealed that she is the former lover of the Musician and was changed into an instrument by Ezmia, who was jealous of her.[4] Her real name is Gloria.[5]

After the Enchantress visits her to gloat and to taunt her, she realizes Ezmia needs to be stopped and that the only way is to sacrifice herself and become a part of the Wand of Wonderment.[6]

She later appears as a ghost to warn the twins of coming danger.[7]

Relationships

Former lover of the Musician.

Story

1. The Wishing Spell

She meets the twins and tells them a little about Jack's background.

2. The Enchantress Returns

She is set to guard the regrowing of the Beanstalk, and later sacrifices herself to help defeat Ezmia.

Quotes

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References

  1. Earliest written version by Benjamin Tabart, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Tabart
  2. TLOS I, ch 10, p. 209
  3. TLOS I, ch 10, p. 210-211
  4. TLOS II, ch 13, p. 213
  5. TLOS II, ch 22, p. 421
  6. TLOS II, ch 22, p. 423
  7. TLOS II, ch 24, p. 440

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