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The Four Pevensie children sit at a train station.
Once kings and queens of a place called Narnia, they're now heading for boarding school. And if you thought going to school was bad, try going to school after being king or queen of a magic kingdom. Super weak.
Lucy feels a tug, then Edmund, and then Peter and Susan.
The next moment, the train station is gone, and the children find themselves in a thicket. The Lesson: always be careful in British train stations or you might accidently end up in a magic land. We feel like we've heard that one before.
They stumble through the wood and come out in front of a beach and dazzling blue sea.
They play for a bit (duh), but soon decide they need to find water. When they explore, they discover they are on an island.
They come across a small spring running down from the woods. While drinking and resting beside it, they eat the sandwiches their mother packed them for school.
After some discussion, they decide to explore deeper into the woods to see what's on the island with them.
First stop: an apple orchard surrounded by old, crumbling stone walls.