PG 10-12 – Tumnus, Lucy
(TUMNUS begins to play a tune on a reed pipe. A moment later, LUCY enters at R. She backs into the area looking about as though confused and surprised. She does not see TUMNUS nor does he see her. The two bump into each other. TUMNUS drops his pipe.)
TUMNUS: Goodness gracious me!
LUCY: Oh, I'm terribly sorry. (She picks up the pipe and gives it to him.)
TUMNUS: Who are you?
LUCY: My – my name is Lucy.
TUMNUS: Lucy – are you a daughter of Eve?
LUCY: A what?
TUMNUS: A daughter of Eve. A human.
LUCY: Of course I'm human.
TUMNUS: Good. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tumnus. I'm a faun.
LUCY: (shaking his hand). I am very pleased to meet you Mr. Tumnus.
TUMNUS: May I ask, O Lucy, Daughter of Eve, how have you come into Narnia?
LUCY: Narnia? What's that?
TUMNUS: It's this. All the land that lies between this lamppost and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea is Narnia. How did you get here?
LUCY: It's very hard to explain. You see, I was exploring with my sister and two brothers –
TUMNUS: Oh, there are four of you. Will the others be coming as well?
LUCY: I don't know. I'm not even sure how I got here. We were visiting this house in the country, and I climbed into a large wardrobe in a spare room.
TUMNUS: War Drobe? Spare Oom?
LUCY: Spare room. Yes. Then I realized there was no back to the wardrobe. And suddenly, I was here in – in-
TUMNUS: Narnia. Oh, you'll be glad you came. And I hope the others will find their way here, too, so that I can show all of you our beautiful country – and introduce you to our lovely witch – uh, Queen.