English: Map of Narnian world as described in ...

English: Map of Narnian world as described in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For a long time, this has been one of my most favorite passages from the Chronicles of Narnia.

From The Last Battle

Seven Kings and Queens stood before (Tirian), all with crowns on their heads and all in glittering clothes, but the Kings wore fine mail as well and had their swords drawn in their hands.  Tirian bowed courteously and was about th speak when the youngest of the Queens laughed.  He stared hard at her face, and then gasped with amazement, for he knew her.  It was Jill: but not Jill as he had last seen her with her face all dirt and tears and an old drill dress half slipping off one shoulder.  Now she looked cool and fresh, as fresh as if she had just come from bathing.