A Not So Wonderful Tea with Tumnus

There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar-topped cake.

— from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Let’s see how well AI can recreate this iconic scene. I specified “Cute whimsical faun carrying a tea tray” then listed the items above, including a teapot, teacups, sugar, and honey of course.

I said “faun” not “rabbit!” Or kangaroo, as the case may be. The food and porcelain looks good, but I don’t know about that jumble of items on the plate the bunny is holding, which includes a fried egg, sunny-side up.

Poor Mr. Tumnus. The witch stoned him before he could get around to eating.

This jolly, rustic satyr/faun is a new take. But he’s not the slightly built, black-bearded, goateed creature of the book. The food looks appetizing with lots of crackers and wafers but no toast.

Then, there’s this nightmare with a flayed goat. Don’t sit down to tea with the Devil, or you might take on some of his habits…

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