Narnia Vocabulary Chapter 15 – Deeper Magic From Before the Dawn of Time




awful; disgusting; worthless


A painful emotion caused by awareness of guilt, unworthiness,

or embarrassment


moving the hand lightly over a surface in a loving way


to handle very tenderly, in a loving or affectionate way


mean or cruel; unreasonable desire to see someone suffer


to look very carefully or hard


the ritual chanting of magic words


the quick back and forth movement of a cat’s tail


to frolic or play in a joyous and high-spirited way


A shrub with woody, thorny or prickly stems


protective walls built with open spaces used as places of defense

not slacking

without stopping; moving quickly and with purpose


 Narnian Expressions:


“Deeper Magic from before the Dawn of Time” – Magic that existed Narnia was created, going back before time began.  This is the magic that saved Aslan because, when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s place, then the Stone Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward.


I.  Vocabulary Enrichment Activities – Chapter 15


A.  Fill in the blank with the missing word that best completes the meaning of the sentence.  Use the story context for clues.


1)      After the White Witch led her followers to war, Lucy and Susan approached the dead Aslan and _______________and __________________ his sad face.

2)      They looked with _________________ at what the _____________ creatures had done to Aslan and were overcome with sadness.


3)      The White Witch’s ___________________ was evident in the way she had sheared off his beautiful mane and muzzled his jaws.


4)      When the girls _________________ carefully at Aslan’s body, they saw small grey creatures gnawing at the cords that bound him and were overjoyed.


B.  Comprehension – Short Answer


1)      What did Lucy and Susan do after the White Witch left to go to war with the others?




2)      Why weren’t Susan and Lucy able to untie Aslan?



3)      What were the creatures crawling all over Aslan’s body?



4)      What were they doing?



5)      What happened when the sun began to rise?



6)      How did Aslan explain what happened?





7)      What did Aslan and the children do when they realized he had truly returned to them?





8)      Why was the children’s ride on Aslan’s back one of their most unforgettable experiences?




9)      Where did Aslan take the children?



          10)  How did Aslan get the children past the castle wall and into the courtyard?