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Warning: This is a very strange house

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2017 5:21 pm
by Stylteralmaldo
Lewis describes the house the Pevensies were staying in LWW as being very strange and that even he knew little about it.

Makes me wonder if there were plans (perhaps just thoughts, nothing formal) to take that storyline further than he ultimately did.

Anyone ever wonder what other strange occurances that took place at the house for it to garner such a reputation?

Re: Warning: This is a very strange house

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2017 5:18 am
by coracle
My guess is that Lewis was thinking of some of the odd things in houses he had lived in, especially as a child. Some older houses have misleading turns, uneven floors and out-of-alignment doors and windows, or cupboards that look like doors etc.
His famous comment appears on the introductions to some of the Narnia books, "I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles."

I am also reminded of a comment I heard Doug Gresham make when talking about his first visit to The Kilns - "I had the room with the ghost". This turned out to be weird noises from the pipes!