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The first 13 of this story starts on the campus of Jordan College in Oxford England In the very first part a little girl named Lyra Belacqua the main character is introduced and is immediately pegged as being a very adventurous little girl In the very first scene of the book she is sneaking into the Scholar Retiring Room When in the Retiring room she sees the Master put white powder into the glass of Lyras visiting Uncle Asriel Uncle Asriel is a very involved in high politics and exploration and she is very proud to be his Niece When he arrives she warns him of his glass and he accidentally spills it Before she could sneak out the Scholars arrived and she had to hide again Uncle Asriel was at Jordan College to ask for more funds to continue his research on dust in the north Lyra is fascinated with hearing stories of her Uncle Asriels adventures in the north At this point in the novel we do not know what the term dust means Then after that it is all fun and games for a while Then Strange disappearances start to happen At first they are far from Jordan College Then slowly they start to happen closer and closer to Oxford Then one day Lyras best friend Roger the kitchen boy is captured by this group called Gobblers At this point in the novel this is all we know about this group Then one day a very nice lady comes to visit Lyra is very fond of the lady Her name is Mrs Coulter After the dinner they have the Master of Jordan College takes Lyra aside and tells her that she must go with Mrs Coulter because she is not safe at Jordan College any longer Lyra is curious about what she is not safe from But she doesnt really care too much because she really likes Mrs Coulter and she is
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