Digory meets Polly when he moves into his Aunt Letty and Uncle Andrew's home in London, England.
His mother is really sick and his father is working in India. Digory's Aunt and Uncle are both unmarried (brother & sister
living together). Polly lives next door and she and Digory become fast friends. They explore in the house among
the secret passageways, rafters and tunnels. They are curious about so many things; the strange way Uncle Andrew acts, and
his forbidden study. Eventually, by mistake, they stumble upon his study, and are caught by Uncle Andrew. The children
are immediately frightened and are trapped in the study with him. Polly tries to say that she must leave to go to dinner,
but Uncle Andrew entices her to touch the golden ring. Touching it makes her disappear, even though Digory tried
to shout to her to warn her to not be a fool. Digory and his Uncle Andrew are now alone in the study together.