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Red Snow - Chronicles of Narnia"I'm beginning to hate all this snow," Steph muttered, hugging her sister's cloak more tightly around her shoulders. Snow was all well and good, she decided, when you had Susan, Rebecca and Lucy to build snowmen with and Edmund and Peter to throw snowballs at, but when you had to trudge through mile after mile of it in wet boots and cold feet it wasn't much fun at all.
She didn't have the worst of it though – her small group of personal guards was comprised of three fauns, two satyrs and a centaur, all of whom were having a hard time trying to keep their hooves from sliding out from under them. It was only the beginning of winter and the ground was still quite warm, turning the layer of snow that had fallen the night before to slush under their feet, making it difficult and unpleasant to walk through.
"Not far to go now, my Queen," Xati told me, and Steph knew she was as eager to get out of this forest as she was. On four hooves, she was having twice as much trouble with the slush as t
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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