Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Blabbermouth Character Analysis

A young female page in King Chattergy's Guppee army and Haroun's love interest. In order to obtain and keep her job, she poses as a boy but is later discovered. When she's found to be female, Mudra, whom she greatly admires, offers her a job in his service. Blabbermouth is very opinionated and not afraid to offer her opinion, and is an exceptional juggler.

Blabbermouth Quotes in Haroun and the Sea of Stories

The Haroun and the Sea of Stories quotes below are all either spoken by Blabbermouth or refer to Blabbermouth. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Granta Books and Penguin edition of Haroun and the Sea of Stories published in 1991.
Chapter 6 Quotes

Haroun noted that many other Pages of the Royal Guard were dressed in half-familiar stories. One Page wore the tale of ‘Bolo and the Wonderful Lamp’; another, ‘Bolo and the Forty Thieves’. Then there was ‘Bolo the Sailor’, ‘Bolo and Juliet’, ‘Bolo in Wonderland’.

Related Characters: Haroun Khalifa, Blabbermouth
Page Number: 99
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Blabbermouth Character Timeline in Haroun and the Sea of Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Blabbermouth appears in Haroun and the Sea of Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6: The Spy's Story
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A young page named Blabbermouth is sent to escort Haroun to the royal quarters of the palace. Blabbermouth wears a... (full context)
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Haroun, despite his protests, is sent to bed, and Blabbermouth is told to lead Haroun to his room. He leads Haroun through winding passageways, spouting... (full context)
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Haroun asks Blabbermouth if she's a girl, and Blabbermouth, incensed, drags Haroun behind a curtain to tell him... (full context)
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Many hours later, Haroun wakes in his darkened room with Blabbermouth sitting on his chest, squeezing his throat. She whispers that if he tells anyone about... (full context)
Chapter 7: Into the Twilight Strip
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...thinks that he's in another Princess Rescue Story, and hopefully this one won't go wrong. Blabbermouth mentions that she took the Disconnecting Tool from Haroun for Iff. Haroun is deflated, but... (full context)
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...up in. Haroun mentions that the Pages are numbered and it should be easy, but Blabbermouth replies that things aren't so simple here. Haroun remarks that the army doesn't seem very... (full context)
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When Blabbermouth and Haroun reach the garden, the Guppee Library had just finished “Pagination and Collation,” and... (full context)
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...the Guppees. The Guppees begin to raise tents, and General Kitab and Prince Bolo send Blabbermouth to fetch Rashid so he can show them where the Chupwala tents are. (full context)
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Rashid leads Prince Bolo, General Kitab, Haroun, and Blabbermouth through thorn bushes, and finally points to a clearing. In the clearing is a man... (full context)
Chapter 8: Shadow Warriors
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...sounds he can manage to make are "Gogogol" and "Kafkafka," which Prince Bolo loudly insults. Blabbermouth hisses to Haroun that Bolo is pretending to be rude because he's scared, and Haroun... (full context)
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...Cultmaster separating himself from his Shadow, meaning he can be in two places at once. Blabbermouth is aghast that they'll have to beat Khattam-Shud twice. Mudra's Shadow adds that Khattam-Shud's separation... (full context)
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...will help them overthrow Khattam-Shud, and Mudra agrees, but says they must make a decision. Blabbermouth whispers to Haroun that the decision will be whether to save Batcheat or the Ocean,... (full context)
Chapter 10: Haroun's Wish
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...the other shadows. Haroun thinks of everyone still battling the real Khattam-Shud, and thinks of Blabbermouth. He thinks too that Kahani will now be a sensible moon with day and night. (full context)
Chapter 11: Princess Batcheat
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...Mudra on the hill to translate Mudra's Abhinaya, along with a group of Pages, including Blabbermouth, to act as guards and messengers. As the commanders sit down for a dinner in... (full context)
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Blabbermouth bursts out that it's a trap, General Kitab seems willing to argue, but Bolo cries... (full context)
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Bolo, Kitab, Mudra, and Rashid rush outside to see Blabbermouth celebrating her rescue. She tells Bolo that she told him so, which infuriates Bolo, and... (full context)
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...peace with Gup and an acceptance of Night and Day, Silence and Speech. Mudra invites Blabbermouth to stay in his service to learn Abhinaya and act as a messenger, and Blabbermouth... (full context)
Chapter 12: Was It the Walrus?
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...that the Walrus isn't alone. He's surrounded by King Chattergy, Prince Bolo, Princess Batcheat, Mudra, Blabbermouth, General Kitab, Iff, Mali, and Rashid, all smiling, and video monitors with the smiling faces... (full context)
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...time for Haroun and Rashid to go home. Haroun has particular trouble saying goodbye to Blabbermouth, who takes matters into her own hands and kisses Haroun, who is quite pleased. At... (full context)
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...to his room, Haroun notices an envelope on his pillow. Inside is a note from Blabbermouth, signed by her and all his other friends from Kahani. One line in the letter... (full context)