PG 10-12 – Tumnus, Lucy
LUCY: (looking around). Everything seems so – magical.
TUMNUS: Oh, it is. And you can be anywhere you wish in Narnia – quick as a wink. For instance you can take a trip to the distant castle Cair Paraval – (A light comes up on the outline of a castle.) Or the home of the mighty wi -, uh, Queen. (Another light silhouettes a second castle.) Or you may wish to picnic at the great stone table.
(The WOOD NYMPHS enter and put the Stone Table in place U.)
TUMNUS: Or perhaps you would like to visit the home of two of our forest friends – Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, for example. (The WOOD NYMPHS quickly set up a few chairs and a table at L.) Or even my own humble abode. (The WOOD NYMPHS set up two or three small furniture pieces at R. On a small table are a teapot and two cups.) Tumnus Towers, I call it. I like fancy names for simple things.
LUCY: (in awe). It's a fascinating place.
TUMNUS: Perfect for the imagination – with a bit of help from the Wood Nymphs. (He waves to the WOOD NYMPHS as they exit.)
LUCY: There's only one small problem here, as I see it.
LUCY: It's so cold. It was summer just a few minutes ago – where I came from, I mean.
TUMNUS: In the land of Spare Oom?
LUCY: (laughing). Yes.
TUMNUS: Well, to be truthful, it is always winter in Narnia, but you'll get use to it, I hope. Meanwhile, why don't we repair to Tumnus Towers for a spot of tea to warm us up.
LUCY: Very well. I can see no harm in it.
TUMNUS: None at all. (He leads her to his "home," and they enter. He pours tea.) The Wood Nymphs have even brewed tea for us. Here you are. (He serves her a cup, and she drinks.)
LUCY: Thank you. It's delicious. (He begins to play his pipe.) I'm so glad I met you, Mr. Tumnus. You're a very nice faun. (A pause as she nods dreamily to the music.) And your music is lovely. It makes me so warm and sleepy. (She closes her eyes for a moment. TUMNUS abruptly stops playing his pipe.)