if she could have remembered them


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Does "remember" here mean "keep in mind" or does it mean "recall"?

Lucy could hardly tear herself away from that first page, but when she turned over, the next was just as interesting. “But I must get on,” she told herself. And on she went for about thirty pages which, if she could have remembered them, would have taught her how to find buried treasure, how to remember things forgotten...

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis
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