"There is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. (From The Magician's Nephew, first in chronological order)Once there were four children whose names were..."
"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin."
"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do; once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or..."
"The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring- cleaning his little home. "
"Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen. (Northern lights)Will tugged at his mother's hand and said, "Come on, come on..."..."
"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast."
"My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the third of five sons."
"These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket."
"Once when I was six years old I saw a beautiful picture in a book about the primeval forest called "True Stories"."