Anna Elsie Pearly (known as Anna to her friends) set down her bags. She felt as if she had traveled forever to get to this place- her Grandmother's house.
She took a deep breath, trying to take in the lovely smell of candles and tea that belonged to the merry little cottage, and hung up her coat.
"Where's Grandmo." before Anna could finish, an old lady dressed in red and black, looking almost like a child, ran into the room.
"Oh, my dear! Hello Anna, hello Marcy." She said, glancing at Anna's mother.
"Thank you for letting us stay, mother." Said Marcy, "You really didn't need to."
"I always try to help whoever I can, especially when hey can't do anything about their troubles."
Anna's happiness lessened for a minute, thinking of her house, but the thought that the kind men would soon fix the monstrous leak the roof cheered her up.
"Well don't just stand there; I've prepared a little something in the kitchen you might like." Said her Grandma, winking at Anna.
On the first few days of her visit, Anna explored the gardens of the massive house, and every night she told her grandma of her discoveries.
"And I found so many wonderful things in that shed!" Cried the little girl, joyfully, "I wonder what else lies inside and outside of this house!"
Her Grandmother was thoughtful for a moment then said,
"The man I bought this house from, Digory Kirke, an elderly man, said there were many things he still hadn't discovered. I would like to join you tomorrow, if you wouldn't mind."
"Why, Grandmother!" The girl's shock was apparent, "I'd love it if you came with me!"