And soon after that, I turn into the likeness of a great serpent, hungry, fierce, and deadly.
It was made like the musical instrument called a serpent, so that the tube curled right round the Dwarf’s neck.
And so, presently, a great serpent came out of the thick wood and stung the Queen in her hand.
And when it was over, Jill said, "I bet that serpent and that woman were the same person."
And to see that old man with a white beard, and to remember Caspian as he was the morning we captured the Lone Islands, or in the fight with the Sea Serpent — oh, it’s frightful.
We’ve no wish to meet wild men; or serpents either.
Have they told you that if I am released from this chair I shall kill you and become a serpent? I see by your faces that they have.
Yet I am glad, gentlemen, that the foul Witch took to her serpent form at the last.
What about my second-best sword that you broke on the sea-serpent?
Long before there was time to do anything, the change was complete, and the great serpent which the Witch had become, green as poison, thick as Jill’s waist, had flung two or three coils of its loathsome body round the Prince’s legs.
But if once I were up and out of this chair, then first would come my fury, and after that" — he shuddered — "the change into a loathsome serpent."