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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian


by C.S. Lewis

Prince Caspian Chapter 9 Summary

What Lucy Saw

  • Dog tired, the Pevensies row up Glasswater Creek. They pull ashore at twilight and all of them hit the hay, erm, moss.
  • All except Lucy. She's wide awake, and the Narnian scenery enlivens her.
  • She explores the wood, imagining what it would be like if the trees could talk to her again. For a moment, she feels like she has just missed the opportunity to communicate with them.
  • Then she heads back to the camp and promptly falls asleep.
  • The next morning, it's up for an apple breakfast and some hiking. Huzzah!
  • And… they're lost. To make matters worse, they lose themselves right into the path of a mindless bear.
  • Trumpkin manages to kill the bear before it munches on any of them. They butcher the bear for rations and proceed being lost again.
  • Next up, they come to a gorge. Peter can't figure out whether or not they are lost after all since the landscape might have changed.
  • Suddenly, Lucy glimpses Aslan. She knows he wants them to follow him.
  • Unable to decide if Lucy really saw Aslan, the group puts it to a vote. Edmund and Lucy say go left and up to follow the lion. But Trumpkin and Susan vote to go down.
  • It comes to Peter, who says… down. Sorry, Lu.

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