"When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start to go right they often go on getting better and better."
The children, Digory and Polly, just spend the day flying west (atop Fledge the flying horse) on a mission Aslan sent them on. They just landed to sleep for the night and will resume their journey the following day. The horse is munching on grass for dinner but the kids realize they don’t have anything to eat…
“But we can’t eat grass,” said Digory
“H’m, h’m,” said Fledge, speaking with his mouth full. “Well-h’m-don’t know quite what you’ll do then. Very good grass too.”
Polly and Digory stared at one another in dismay.
“Well, I do think someone might have arranged about our meals,” said Digory.
“I'm sure Aslan would have, if you'd asked him,” said Fledge(the Horse).
“Wouldn't he know without being asked?” said Polly.
“I've no doubt he would,” said the Horse (still with his mouth full). “But I've a sort of idea he likes to be asked.”