Meanwhile, over the cliff, there was a dwarf. His name was Himbazee, and he lived near the great river many miles away. You see, a lion had appeared to him in a vision, saying, "Go to the great cliff. You will know what to do there."
Himbazee obeyed, as would anyone if they saw the authority and greatness in the lion's eyes, and made his way to the cliff (it took him seven days to arrive). But when he came, he found nothing. All he saw was the old cliff where he had once lived when he was a child.
"I have been deceived!" he thought, "That lion was no more than an evil creature playing a trick on me."
But then he saw something. He saw the lion. He let out a yelp and ran from the cliff, but while he was doing so, he tripped and fell. Now, no one knows what he tripped on or why he fell, but it was the strangest fall he had ever felt or known. He got up and turned to the lion. Perhaps it wasn't going to hurt him. Himbazee inched towards him, quietly and nervously, while the lion stood and purred.
"Thank you, Himbazee." it said, "Now come and listen to what I have to say."
"I.I.I." stammered the dwarf.
"Soon a girl and Queen Lucy will emerge from over the hill. Here is what you must do. An official from Tashbaan is trying to take over Cair Paravel as we speak. The other three Monarchs are trying to defeat him and his army, but they cannot do it without help. I want you to tell the two Daughters Of Eve. Tell them to make for the great river as I have told one already to do." At this the lion walked up to the top of the hill towards the end of the cliff and disappeared.
Himbazee was shaken, trying to remember what the lion had told him to do, and thinking of Cair Paravel. Therefore, it took him a minute to notice two girls climbing down the hill from the cliff. When he did though, he remembered all the lion had said. He rushed foreword to catch up with the girls, and, when he did, he told them of all he was supposed to.
"How do we know he's trustworthy?" asked Anna.
"We'll have to decide." sighed Lucy, "But I've been through this before. He has the face of a noble and good dwarf. Let us follow him. But now, if what he's saying is true, we'd better hurry to the river!"
And hurry they did. In two days, they were already about halfway there. They began to hear the river bubbling in the afternoon of the forth day; it was a sure sign they were almost there. So they hurried on and reached the river by suppertime, and found a soft patch of grass in between some bushes where they could make camp for the night. But suddenly, they heard a noise on the opposite side of the river. Anna was the first to hear it, and when she did she quickly clutched Lucy and whispered,
"There is someone here." a touch of fear but mostly bravery in her voice showed Lucy the Narnian air was working magic on her.
"Where did you hear it?" asked Himbazee, overhearing Anna's warning.
"I heard it from the other side of the river" Anna replied, "It sounded like a horse."
After hearing so, he proposed they go and see what it was. Lucy and Anna agreed, and they crept from the bushes silently with the dwarf in front, followed by Queen Lucy, with Anna in the back. When Himbazee saw the figure across the river, he cried joyfully and ran towards it, almost like a child.
"Himbazee!!!" shouted Anna, run with Lucy to catch the dwarf.
They did catch up with him in a matter of seconds, (Dwarf's legs cannot carry them far compared to humans') and when they did, he happily pointed to a tall man dressed in clothes Anna couldn't describe with words. "It was a lovely color," She said later, "and the fabric was almost like silk, except nicer." He stood with a crown on his head, gazing at them with noble but smiling eyes.