The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chapter 8 What Happened After Dinner


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First page in Chapter 8

“And now,” said Lucy, “do please tell us what’s happened to Mr. Tumnus.”
“Ah, that’s bad,” said Mr. Beaver, shaking his head. “That’s a very, very bad business. There’s no doubt he was taken off by the police. I got that from a bird who saw it done.”
“But where’s he been taken to?” asked Lucy.
“Well, they were heading northward when they were last seen and we all know what that means.”
“No, we don’t,” said Susan. Mr. Beaver shook his head in a very gloomy fashion. 

Last page in Chapter 8

“But that isn’t what she’ll do first,” said Mrs. Beaver, “not if I know her. The moment that Edmund tells her that we’re all here she’ll set out to catch us this very night, and if he’s been gone about half an hour, she’ll be here in about another twenty minutes.”
“You’re right, Mrs. Beaver,” said her husband, “we must all get away from here. There’s not a moment to lose.” 

DISCUSS with your Tutor

  1. When Mr. Beaver said, “…But now that Aslan is on the move—“, what doe “on the move” mean?
  2. Who is Aslan according to Mr. Beaver?
  3. What would the White Witch do in the face of Aslan?
  4. What was the old rhyme about Aslan?
  5. How did Mr. Beaver answer Susan when she asked if Aslan is safe?
  6. What was “another of the old rhymes” about Adam?
  7. Why did everyone stare at Mr. Beaver in amazement? 
  8. What questions did Mr. Beaver ask about Edmund? 
  9. What did Mr. Beaver say was “our only chance now”? 
  10. Why did Mr. Beaver believe would be the White Witch’s plan to get between them and the Stone Table and cut them off from Aslan? 

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