Time to re-visit that book then. Thank you. I have to figure there is a Chronicles of Narnia bestiary where one can look up such things.
off on that hunt we go, after tea of course.
Look for the Duffers, Dufflerpods, or the Monopods.Dufflepud | The Chronicles of Narnia Wiki | Fandomhttps://narnia.fandom.com/wiki/DufflepudDufflepuds (also known as Duffer or Monopod) is the general name used to refer to the servants of the magician Coriakin. The duffers lived together in a community on an island, serving Coriakin and working under the command of the Chief Duffer. They believed Coriakin to be a tyrant, when in fact he tried to educate the Dufflepuds, and helped them survive. Contents[show] History The duffers ...
- A Dufflepud's single foot is so large it can be used as an umbrella when he is on his back, or can be used as a canoe if the Dufflepud goes on water.
So, when the Dufflepud is in the rain, he lies on his back with the foot serving as an umbrella covering his body.
That means he gets his back waterlogged.
The position of the men with their head-in-hole position reminds me somewhat of the Dufflepuds -- a most miserable position.