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The House-Elf
Chapter 8 infobox
Chapter 8

Japanese Name


Romanized Name




Release Date

February 26, 2012



Adapted from

Fragment 2 (light novel 4)

Anime counterpart


For the creature released from the Phantom Book, see Book of the House-Elf.

"The House-Elf" is the 8th chapter of The Mystic Archives of Dantalian manga.

Hugh feels sick while organizing his grandfather's collection.[1]


Hugh is working on a list of books to dispose. After all, the old mansion was filled with his grandfather’s collection. However, the young man rests on a sofa, feeling sick. Although he wants to light the furnace to raise the room temperature, he’s unable to move his cold limbs. Hugh feels Dalian’s presence nearby. She orders small creatures to remove the germs and set the fire. Hugh sees them as lumps of black shade. One of them tries to eat his golden key, but Dalian stops him in time. She places him back inside a Phantom Book.

The Biblioprincess places her hand on the forehead of a feverish Hugh. Her presence makes no sense, since she should be out with Kamilla. Before he can think about it, he sees the giant hand of a monster. Dalian addresses the mysterious being, saying that he shouldn’t have come out, leaving the Labyrinth Library empty. She tells him not to worry, since she will return soon. Hugh watches the exchange, doubting about the little girl’s identity. He tries to reach her and prevent her from leaving, only to wake up from his feverish state.

Dalian’s face is almost touching his. Puzzled, Hugh suddenly gets up, pushing her to the floor in the process. Dalian was worried about him before, but now she wants to hit him. Kamilla holds her back. The girls brought chocolate as a gift to him. Hugh doesn’t know what part of his experience was a dream and what was reality. Dalian tells Hugh to prepare the tea.[1]

Light novel-manga main differences[]

Light novel[2] Manga[1]
A house-elf tries to find a nice owner. Dalian asks too much of him, so he tries to work for Kamilla, then for Rasiel, and finally for Hal. The house-elf eventually returns to the Disward estate. The chapter is loosely based on the original. In the adaptation, Hugh gets sick, so the girl in the bookshelf uses the Book of the House-Elf to take care of him.


Checking Temperature

Dalian checking Hugh's temperature, as seen in the light novel.


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Book of Soul Exchange - Turn-Up Book - Book of Lifetime - Book of Gap - The Dictator's Book - The Perfumer - The Beautiful Woman's World - The House-Elf - Book of Wisdom - Timetable - Book of Wisdom II - Epilogue
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