The question of lions came up, but Charlotte wanted none of it.
"No, thank you," she said, firmly; "you'll be chained up till I'm
quite close to you, and then you'll be loose, and you'll tear me
in pieces. I know your lions!" "No, I won't; I swear I won't,"
protested Edward. "I'll be quite a new lion this time, --
something you can't even imagine. . . ."
Imagine The Wind in the Willows with real children in place of