Poor planning. Always put the magic armband in a place where you can remove it easily & it won't pinch in dragon form.
@kara @Archbeth @kel I read it when I was like six, in the mid-seventies. Loved it. Tried coming back to it in the early eighties and just couldn't unsee all the Christian Metaphor woven through it, felt betrayed. Think I got as far as the one that's full of "Calormen" and was all "holy crap this is super racist", and just put it all down, never to return.
Closest I've come to reading them since is reading Grossman's "Magicians" trilogy, which sure does speak to the experience of loving Narnia as a kid and finding it really lacking as an adult.
And then I was a little older & the books didn't have all the rich details I'd remembered (Silver Chair, in particular), & well.
I plunder for good tropes & memes now. Oh, well.