Peter‘s first battle
WHILE the dwarf and the White Witch were saying this, miles away the Beavers and the children were walking on hour after hour into what seemed a delicious dream. Long ago they had left the coats behind them.
They had been just as surprised as Edmund when they saw the winter vanishing a few hours or so from January to May. They didnt hurry so much and they allowed themselves more rests and longer ones. They were pretty tired by now of course.
And now the sun got low they were clibing up to the uphill. Later they reached the top and saw very beautiful nature.In the very middle of this open hill-top was the Stone Table. It was a great grim slab of grey stone supported on four upright stones. It looked very old. The next thing they saw was a pavilion pitched on one side of the open place. While they were looking at this they heard a sound of music on their right; and turning in that direction they saw what they had come to see.
But as for Aslan himself, the Beavers and the children didn‘t know what to do or say when they saw him.
We have come – Aslan.
Welcome, Peter, Son of Adam, said Aslan. Welcome, Susan and Lucy, Daughters of Eve. Welcome He-Beaver and She-Beaver.
Aslan asked where is the fourth child and Beaver said that he betraid them. Then Peter said that it was his fault, but Aslan didn‘t said nothing either exuse. When lion shooked his mane and clapped his paws and said some words appeared ladies and took Lucy and Susan.
I show you a far-off sight of the castle where you are to be King,- said Aslan.
And Peter with his sword still drawn in his hand went with the Lion to the eastern edge of the hilltop.
That, O Man, said Aslan, is Cair Paravel of the four thrones, in one of which you must sit as King. I show it to you because you are the first-born and you will be High King over all the rest.
For a moment Peter did not understand. Then, when he saw all the other creatures start forward and heard Aslan say with a wave of his paw, Back! Let the Prince win his spurs, he did understand, and set off running as hard as he could to the pavilion. And there he saw a dreadful sight.
Lucy was running, Then she saw Susan. Ad Peter haerd something he At first Peter thought it was a bear or dog. Then he realized that it was a wolf.
Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do. Peter to think at all - he had just time to duck down and plunge his sword, as hard as he could, between the brutes forelegs into its heart. Then came a horrible, confused moment like something in a nightmare. A moment later he found that the monster lay dead and he had drawn his sword out of it and was straightening his back and rubbing the sweat off his face and out of his eyes. He felt tired all over.
Quick! Quick! shouted the voice of Aslan. Centaurs! Eagles! I see another wolf in the thickets. There - behind you.
Peter, still out of breath, turned and saw Aslan close at hand.
You have forgotten to clean your sword, said Aslan.
It was true. Peter blushed when he looked at the bright blade and saw it all smeared with the Wolfs hair and blood. He stooped, and then wiped it quite dry on his coat.
And, whatever happens, never forget to wipe your sword.
Now we must get back to Edmund. Edmund simply sank down and lay on his face doing nothing at all and not even caring what was going to happen next provided they would let him lie still. He was too tired even to notice how hungry and thirsty he was. The Witch and the dwarf were talking close beside him in low tones.
No, said the dwarf, it is no use now, O Queen. They must have reached the Stone Table by now.
Perhaps the Wolf will smell us out and bring us news, said the Witch.
It cannot be good news if he does, said the dwarf.
How if only three were filled? That would not fulfil the prophecy.
He may not stay long. And then - we would fall upon the three at Cair.
Yet it might be better, said the dwarf, to keep this one (here he kicked Edmund) for bargaining with.
Children have been in Narnia for quite a while now.
Do you think they already feel and act as if they belong there? What arguments would you give as evidence of this?
Yes , because they know Aslan , beaver , White Witch and more animal`s or people.
3. What 5 words (from this chapter) would you consider as important/ worth learning?
- Blame - kaltė
- Faint - silpnas
- Dense - tankus
- Partly -iš dalies
- Plunge - puolimas