- "In those days Mr Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street and the Bastables were looking for treasure in the Lewisham Road."
- ―Chapter One
The Bastables were a fictional family of six children: Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable who appeared in the book, The Story of the Treasure Seekers.
They attempted to regain the lost fortunes of their family in 1899 while living at 150 Lewisham Road, London.
They were briefly mentioned at the beginning of the first chapter of The Magician's Nephew.
- ↑ The Story of the Treasure Seekers is set in 1899, the year before The Wouldbegoods, which is dated to 1900 in chapter 10 "The Sale of Antiquities".
- ↑ The Story of the Treasure Seekers, chapter 12 "The Nobleness of Oswald".