Thursday, October 17, 2013

The scene from The Last Battle if Edmund Got His Wish, Version 1

[Originally posted at Ana Mardoll's Ramblings.]
[The wish is from Voyage of the Dawn Treader: "and Edmund said he wished they could have gone to America with Susan."]

"Sir," said Tirian, when he had greeted all these. "If I have read the chronicles aright, there should be two more. Has not your Majesty two sisters and a brother? Where are Queen Susan and King Edmund?"
"My sister Susan," answered Peter shortly and gravely, "is no longer a friend of Narnia."
"Yes," said Eustace, "and whenever you've tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says 'What wonderful memories you have! Fancy you still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.' "
"Oh Susan!" said Jill. "She's interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grow-up."
"Grown-up, indeed," said the Lady Polly. "I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she'll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one's life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can."
"Well, don't let's talk about that now," said Peter.
"And Edmund is worse!" Eustace said.
"I said not to-" Peter began.
Eustace cut him off: "He treats Susan like a friend."
"Edmund," Jill said in a voice that dripped with contempt. "He cares about nothing but making Susan and his other friends happy. He's always too keen to be nice to people."
"Look!" Peter said. "Here are lovely fruit trees. Let us taste them."
"We know better than that," Eustace said to Jill, ignoring Peter. "Outsiders need to be sneered at."
Lucy leaned over to Peter and said, "I don't think they're going for it."
"Once a traitor," Jill said, "always a traitor."
Peter and Lucy looked gravely at each other.
"Choosing Susan over US!" Eustace shouted so loudly it made everyone's ears hurt.
"We could hit them with rocks," Peter said to Lucy.

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