The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chapter 5 Back on this Side of the Door


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suit of armor




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First page+ in Chapter 5

Because the game of hide-and-seek was still going on, it took Edmund and Lucy some time to find the others. But when at last they were all together (which happened in the long room, where the suit of armor was), Lucy burst out:
“Peter! Susan! It’s all true. Edmund has seen it too. There is a country you can get to through the wardrobe. Edmund and I both got in. We met one another in there, in the wood. Go, Edmund, tell them all about it.”
“What’s all this about, Ed?” said Peter.
And now we come to one of the nastiest things in this story. Up to that moment Edmund had been feeling sick, and sulky, and annoyed with Lucy for being right, but he hadn’t made up his mind what to do. When Peter suddently asked him the question he decided all at once to do the meanest and most spiteful thing he could think of. He decided to let Lucy down.”

Last paragraph in Chapter 5

“Quick!” said Peter, “there’s nowhere else,” and flung open the wardrobe. All four of them bundled inside it and sat there, panting, in the dark. Peter held the door closed but did not shut it; for, of course, he remembered, as every sensible person does, that you should never never shut yourself up in a wardrobe.” 

DISCUSS with your Tutor

  1. How did Edmund let Lucy down?
  2. How did Lucy feel?
  3. Peter and Susan decide to talk to the Professor. What did he say?

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