Stories for December 8, 2007
In Lyra's case, Pan sometimes functions as her conscience urging her to do the right thing. Sometimes he's just argumentative or contradictory, sometimes a worrywart, but always a companion. (These daemons are an inspired creation on Pullman's part and are sure to appeal to young and old audiences alike.) Lyra is an orphan and she's been raised by her uncle, Lord Asriel (Daniel Craig in what amounts to nothing more than a cameo here). She is educated at the prestigious Jordan College. Her uncle is a scientist/ researcher who instills in her a thirst for knowledge and a penchant for questioning authority. She also takes pride in her knack for causing mischief.
What was our waiter's name there? Paulo?