PG 20-22 – Mr. Beaver, Mrs. Beaver, Unicorn, Centaur
MR. BEAVER: Who knows? We'll just have to wait and see.
CENTAUR: Listen! I just heard the most wonderful news. They say He has arrived in these parts.
MRS. BEAVER: Our King?
CENTAUR: Yes. And that He is on the move. They say he will likely appear at the Stone Table any time now.
UNICORN: This is wonderful news.
MRS. BEAVER: Mr. Centaur, we are expecting the arrival of children – human children. They could be here at any minute. If they reach Him, the prophesy will be fulfilled.
CENTAUR: But what if the witch gets to them first?
MRS. BEAVER: We must protect the children from the moment they arrive until they reach the Stone Table.
UNICORN: And keep them hidden from the witch.
MR. BEAVER: Exactly.
CENTAUR: But which of us can help them? They might be afraid of me.
UNICORN: They might not trust me. Unicorns are only make-believe in their world.
CENTAUR: Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, will you help them – protect them from danger?
MR. BEAVER: But – but – (The voices of LUCY, EDMUND, PETER and SUSAN are heard off.)
VOICES (off). It's this way. Come on. I still don't believe you. It's here somewhere. Look for the lamppost (etc.)
CENTAUR: They're coming. Will you please take care of them?
MR. BEAVER: But – but –
MRS. BEAVER: Of course. I'll prepare some food for dinner. (She exits.)
UNICORN: Mr. Centaur, let us go and see if the good news you have heard is true.
CENTAUR: Yes, let us go immediately. (He and the UNICORN exit.)
MR. BEAVER: (to himself). But – but – what if the children are afraid of me, too – or don't trust me? I'd better hide until I can get my wits together. (He exits.)