Lucy looks into a Wardrobe

Oncetherewerefourchildren whosenameswerePeter,Susan,EdmundandLucy. ThisstoryisaboutsomethingthathappenedtothemwhentheyweresentawayfromLondonduringthewar becauseoftheair-raids. TheyweresenttothehouseofanoldProfessor wholivedintheheartofthecountry, tenmilesfromthenearestrailwaystationandtwomilesfromthenearestpostoffice. Hehadnowifeandhelivedinaverylargehouse withahousekeepercalledMrsMacreadyandthreeservants. (TheirnameswereIvy,MargaretandBetty, buttheydonotcomeintothestorymuch.) Hehimselfwasaveryoldmanwithshaggywhitehairwhichgrewovermostofhisfaceaswellasonhishead, andtheylikedhimalmostatonce; butonthefirsteveningwhenhecameouttomeetthematthefrontdoor hewassoodd-looking thatLucy(whowastheyoungest)wasalittleafraidofhim, andEdmund(whowasthenextyoungest)wantedtolaughandhadtokeeponpretendinghewasblowinghisnosetohideit.  

AssoonastheyhadsaidgoodnighttotheProfessor andgoneupstairsonthefirstnight,theboyscameintothegirls’room andtheyalltalkeditover.  

"We’vefallenonourfeetandnomistake,"saidPeter. "Thisisgoingtobeperfectlysplendid. Thatoldchapwillletusdoanythingwelike."  

"Ithinkhe’sanolddear,"saidSusan.  

"Oh,comeoffit!"saidEdmund, whowastiredandpretendingnottobetired, whichalwaysmadehimbad-tempered. "Don’tgoontalkinglikethat."  

"Likewhat?"saidSusan; "andanyway,it’stimeyouwereinbed." 

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