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Rock-pools

Rock-pools

One of my favorite scenes in the Chronicles comes at the beginning of Prince Caspian, when the Pevensies finds themselves magically transported to a mysterious seashore. Most of the landscapes Lewis described in the books weren't anything like the places I grew up in, but we were near the beach. I'd never seen heather, but I had played among "shells and seaweed and anemones" and searched for "tiny crabs in rock-pools," just like Lucy and her siblings. Meager as they are, these tide pools at Castlerock gave me a thrill, since they are almost certainly what Lewis was picturing when he wrote that scene.