The Silver ChairBook - 1994
- Chronicles of Narnia - bk. 6
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"i can't bear it," said Scrubb. "Seeing the King - Cadpian - a doddering old man like that. It's - it's frightful."
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.”
She was nearly fainting: indeed she wish she could really faint, but faints don't come for the asking.
Ah enchantments, enchantments, the heavy, tangled, cold, clammy, web of evil magic. Buried alive... dragged down under the earth... Down into the sooty blackness. How many years is it? Have I lived ten years or a thousand years I the pit. Maggot men all around me, oh have mercy. Let me out, let me go back, let me feel the wind and see the sky... there used to be a little pool. When you looked down into it you could see all the trees growing upside down in the water, all green, and below them deep, very deep, the blue sky.
“all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”
“When the police arrived and found no lion, no broken wall, and no convicts, and the Head behaving like a lunatic, there was an inquiry into the whole thing. And in the inquiry all sorts of things about Experiment House came out, and about ten people got expelled. After that, the Head's friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn't much good even at that, they got her into Parliament where she lived happily ever after.”
“But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”
“A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire."
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This is a very exciting book because of the suspense and action. Two children walk through a door in the school yard wall and are transported to another world, Narnia. They are sent on a mission by a lion, Aslan, to find the lost king of Narnia, Prince Rillian. They miss the first few clues. Will they find the Prince you will have to read the book for yourself. I could hardly put it down until I found out.
Completed at the beginning of March 1951 and published 7 September 1953, The Silver Chair is the first Narnia book without the Pevensie children. Instead, Aslan calls Eustace back to Narnia together with his classmate Jill Pole. There they are given four signs to aid in the search for Prince Rilian, Caspian's son, who disappeared after setting out ten years earlier to avenge his mother's death. Eustace and Jill, with the help of Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle, face danger and betrayal on their quest to find Rilian
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