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Title: Calvin Academy of Life Long Learning

Calvin Academy of Life Long Learning The Real
C.S. Lewis His Life and Writings Compiled by
Paulo F. Ribeiro, MBA, PhD, PE, IEEE Fellow
Session V
Spring 2003, AD SB 101
C.S. Lewis Making Pictures To forbid the making
of pictures about God would be to forbid thinking
a about God at all, for man is so made that he
has no way to think except in pictures. Dorothy
Sayers ". . . When people try to get rid of
man-like, or, as they are called,
'anthropomorphic,' images, they merely succeed in
substituting images of some other kinds. 'I don't
believe in a personal God,' says one, 'but I do
believe in a great spiritual force.' What he has
not noticed is that the word 'force' has let in
all sorts of images about winds and tides and
electricity and gravitation. 'I don't believe in
a personal God,' says another, 'but I do believe
we are all parts of one great Being which moves
and works through us all' -not noticing that he
has merely exchanged the image of a fatherly and
royal-looking man for the image of some widely
extended gas or fluid. A girl I knew was
brought up by 'higher thinking' parents to regard
God as perfect 'substance.' In later life she
realized that this had actually led her to think
of Him as something like a vast tapioca pudding.
(To make matters worse, she disliked tapioca.) We
may feel ourselves quite safe from this degree of
absurdity but we are mistaken. If a man watches
his own mind, I believe he will find that what
profess to be specially advanced or philosophic
conceptions of God, are, in his thinking, always
accompanied by vague images which, if inspected,
would turn out to be even more absurd than the
manlike images aroused by Christian theology.
Myth Lewis believed that Christian truth must
be defended with sound logic and philosophy. But
this apologetic needed to be explicated in order
that its meaning could be made clear to its
hearers. That is why he felt this could best be
accomplished through the proper use of myths. By
myth he did not mean legends and fairy tales but
a real unfocused gleam of truth falling on human
imagination. In his classic Experiment in
Criticism, a book on how to read a book, Lewis
lays out six characteristics of literature that
that make a myth 1. it is extra-literary , or
independent of the form of the words used 2.
the pleasure of myth depends hardly at all on
such unusual narrative attractions as suspense or
surprise 3. our sympathy with the character is
minimal 4. myth is always fantastic and deals
with impossibles and preternaturals 5. though
the experience may be sad or joyful , it always
is grave and never comic 6. the experience is
not only grave but awe inspiring. We feel it to
be numinous. It is as if something of great
moment has been communicated to us.
Myth From a theological perspective Lewis saw
true myths as memories or echoes of God Himself
and He left us with human imagination as their
receptor. He explained this relationship in
describing how he came to write the Narnia
Chronicles, as a mythological expression of the
Gospel story "It was he the imaginative man
who, after my conversion, led me to embody my
religious belief in symbolical or mythopoeic
form, ranging from Screwtape to a kind of
theological science fiction. And it was of course
he who has brought me, in the last few years, to
write the series of Narnian stories for children
not asking what children want and then
endeavoring to adapt myself (this was not needed)
but because the fairy tale was the genre best
fitted for what I wanted to say." Lewis
undertook the daunting task of awakening
modernity's deadened imagination to the eternal
realities by telling stories of worlds of fixed
moral order, serenity and blissfulness. He had
help from a few friends in understanding
imagination as a vehicle to convey the Reality
who stands behind and above the visible world.
  • "...what Dyson and Tolkien showed me was this
    that if I met the idea of sacrifice in a Pagan
    story I didn't mind it at all again if I met the
    idea the idea of a god sacrificing himself to
    himself...I liked it very much and was
    mysteriously moved by it again, that the idea of
    the dying and reviving god . . . similarly moved
    me provided I met it anywhere except in the
    Gospels. The reason was that in the Pagan stories
    I was prepared to feel the myth as profound and
    suggestive of meanings beyond my grasp even tho'
    I could not say in cold prose "what it meant".
    Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth a
    myth working on us in the same way as the others,
    but with this tremendous difference that it
    really happened...." --C.S. Lewis to Arthur
    Greeves, 18 October 1931, in They Stand Together
    The Letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves

The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also
a fact. The old myth of the Dying God, without
ceasing to be myth, comes down from the heaven of
legend and imagination to the earth of history.
It happensat a particular date, in a particular
place, followed by definable historical
consequences. We pass from a Balder or an Osiris,
dying nobody knows when or where, to a historical
Person crucified (it is all in order) under
Pontius Pilate. By becoming fact it does not
cease to be myth that is the miracle. God is
more than god, not less Christ is more than
Balder, not less. We must not be ashamed of the
mythical radiance resting on our theology. We
must not be nervous about "parallels" and "pagan
Christs" they ought to be thereit would be a
stumbling block if they weren't. We must not, in
false spirituality, withhold our imaginative
welcome. If God chooses to be mythopoeicand is
not the sky itself a mythshall we refuse to be
mythopathic? Myth Became Fact
Lewiss Concept of Nature Spoiled
Goodness Lewiss Response to Nature 1
Romantic Appreciation and Idealization 2
Acceptance of the Supernatural The Experience
with the supernatural Lucys tale - several
hours in Narnia - less than a minute 3 Moral
Awareness of the force of evil in nature and the
temporal transient quality of our
world. Nature is more than a background setting
for the action of his characters Either there is
significance in the whole process of things as
well as in human activities, or there is no
significance in human activity itself. C.S.
Lewis, The Personal Heresy, 1939. Fresh
exuberance of nature (This is no thaw this is
spring) - Glimpses of Redeemed Creation Creation,
Fall, Redemption They say Aslan is on the Move
- Perhaps has already landed
Lewiss Concept of God The Coming of the
Lion "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe
of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed.Rev.
55 They say Aslan is on the move perhaps
has already landed And now a very curious thing
happened. None of the children knew who Aslan
was any more than you do but the moment the
Beaver had spoken these words everyone felt quite
different. Perhaps it has sometimes happened to
you in a dream that someone says something which
you dont understand but in the dream it feels as
if it had some enormous meaning either a
terrifying one which turns the whole dream into a
nightmare or else a lovely meaning too lovely to
put into words, which makes the dream so
beautiful that you remember it all your life and
are always wishing you could get into that dream
again. It was like that now. At the name of
Aslan each one of the children felt something
jump inside. Edmund felt a sensation of
mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and
adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious
smell or some delightful strain of music had just
floated by her. And Lucy got the feeling you
have when you wake up in the morning and and
realize that its the beginning of the holidays or
the beginning of summer. The LWW
Lewiss Concept of Humanity Possible Gods and
Goddesses It is a serious thing to live in a
society of possible gods and goddesses, to
remember that the dullest and most uninteresting
person you talk to may one day be a creature
which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly
tempted to worship, or else a horror and a
corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only
in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some
degree, helping each other to one or other of
these destinations. It is in the light of these
overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe
and the circumspection proper to them, that we
should conduct all our dealings with one another,
all friendships, all loves, all play, all
politics. There are no ordinary people. You have
never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures,
arts, civilization--these are mortal, and their
life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is
immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry,
snub, and exploit--immortal horrors or
everlasting splendors. The Weight of Glory and
Other Addresses
Narnia Many Christian doctrines (Classical
Christianity) Doctrines fall into three
categories Nature, God, Mans Relationship to
Nature, God and his fellow man. Animal-Land (7-8
years old) The Narnia Series Different from
other Stories - Magic, Fantasy the Glimpsing
of Other-Worlds Stories -(1-4)London Children
being evacuated to the country during WW II.
Children Transported from this world into a world
faire-tale creatures belonging to a great lion
(four books on this scheme). The Lion The Witch
and the Wardrobe, - (5)The tale of two native
children of that world who are also chosen by the
great lion to serve the land of Narnia and to
know him in a special way. - (6)The beginning
of the world of Narnia - the intrusion of two
Victorian children into the newborn world begins
the complications which give rise to all the
later adventures. (The Magicians Nephew)
-(7)The end of Narnia (Last Battle) Each story
complete in itself - George MacDonald
style. Fragmented - Strong unity of philosophy
and consistency of doctrine.
Narnia Myth Made Truth The Origins of the
Chronicles of Narnia In the process of writing
the Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis gradually
expanded the breadth and scope of his literary
ambitions. What was foreseen from the outset as a
collection of stories for children developed into
a complex depiction of an entire moral universe.
As the seven books progress, Lewis unfolds the
whole Divine plan for this universe from its
creation to its apocalypse. However, the
uniqueness of Lewis' literary achievement stems
from the fact that Lewis manages to do two things
at once. That is, he remains faithful to his
original intention to write stories for children
while adding in subtle moral and spiritual
complexities. Thus, the Chronicles of Narnia are
a series of books that can delight the senses as
they challenge and stir the soul. (Mark Bane)
Moral education. . . does not look much like
teaching. One cannot have classes in it. It
involves the inculcation of proper emotional
responses and is as much a "knowing how" as a "
knowing that." . . . The picture we get when we
think of knowing how" is the apprentice working
with the master. And the inculcation of right
emotional responses will take place only if the
youth has around him examples of men and women
for whom such responses have become
natural. Lewis, like Aristotle, believes that
moral principles are learned indirectly from
others around us, who serve as exemplars. . . .
This is also the clue to understanding the place
of the Chronicles of Narnia within Lewis's
thought. They are not just good stories. Neither
are they primarily Christian allegories (in fact,
they are not allegories at all). Rather, they
serve to enhance moral -education, to build
character. . . . To overlook the function of the
Chronicles of Narnia in communicating images of
proper emotional responses is to miss their
connection to Lewiss moral thought. Gilbert
THE FAIRY TALE AGAINST ANY who claim that it
gives a false conception of life. The fact is,
says he, that this is the direct opposite of the
truth and it is the so-called realistic stories
which deceive children. The fairy tale, like the
myth, on the one hand arouses longing for more
ideal worlds and on the other gives the real
world a new dimension of depth. The boy "does not
despise real woods because he has read of
enchanted woods the reading makes all real woods
a little more enchanted." The child reading the
fairy tale is delighted simply in desiring, while
the child reading a "realistic" story may
establish the success of its hero as a standard
for himself and, when he cannot have the same
success, may suffer bitter disappointment. It
seems obvious that two purposes guided Lewis in
the writing of his Narnia stories. One was to
tell a good tale, the other to suggest analogies
- I do not think Lewis would wish them called
allegories - of the Christian scheme of things.
These books have been among Lewis's most widely
read. Charles Some think that they mark "the
greatest addition to the imperishable deposit of
children's literature since the Jungle Books.
Chad Walsh says that he himself felt the
fairy-tale atmosphere was curiously cut-and-dried
but that two of his daughters, aged six and
eight, re-educated him after he had read them the
first chapter and they required two chapters a
night thereafter, some times followed by tears
when a third chapter was not forth-coming.
The Magician's Nephew Digory Kirke (12) and
Polly Plumber (11) are children living in London.
After Digory moves in with his Aunt Letty and
crazy Uncle Andrew, he meets Polly and they do
some exploring. They make their way to Narnia,
the new world created by the Great Lion, Aslan.
They must save it from the evil witch, Jadis.
The book is usually numbered either first or
sixth, but some people recommend reading it
second The Main Theme Weakness to Power Key
Symbol Fruit of the Tree of Life The
Magicians Nephew and The Bible (Colossians
19-17) Christ created and redeemed the world.
Paul prays for power in their lives. When and
Where in The Magicians Nephew Chapter 1,2
London Chapters 3,4,5 Trip to Charn Chapters
6,7,8 London Chapters 9,10,11 Narnia Chapters
12, 13 Western Wild Chapters 14
Narnia Chapters 15 London
Stars themselves. ..singing (99. 88) Job
387 It laughed for joy (101, 90) Psalms 195
Land bubbling like water ( 113, 100-101) Gen. 1
24 For out of them you were taken (118, 105)
Genesis 319 Adam's race has done the harm (136,
121) I Corinthians 1521 Name all these creatures
(138, 123) Genesis 219 My son, my son (142,
127) II Sam 1833 Well done (166, 149)
Matthew 2521 Oh, Adam's sons. ..good (171,
153 ) Luke 1942
The Magician's Nephew To discover the very
beginnings of Narnia one should read The
Magician's Nephew, actually the sixth book in the
series of seven. The book might well be called
The Beginnings of Narnia, or How the Wardrobe
Gained Its Magic. Digory Kirke was an old
white-haired man when Peter and his friends first
discovered that the wardrobe was a doorway into
Narnia, yet the story really began when Digory
was a boy in London and one morning stuck his
head over the garden wall and found Polly Plummer
looking up at him. Digory and his invalid mother
were living with his uncle and aunt Ketterley
while his father was away in India.' Before the
adventure was over they were to plant in Digory's
yard the seeds of an apple brought back from
Narnia, and long afterwards the wood from that
same tree was to be used in making the magical
wardrobe. The original adventure started when
Digory and Polly accidentally discovered that
Digory's queer and unpleasant uncle was a dabbler
in magic. This uncle's godmother, one of the last
mortals on earth to possess any fairy blood, just
before her death had given him a box containing
dust from the lost island of Atlantis. She warned
him as she was dying to burn the box. Instead he
experimented with its contents and was able to
make some little colored rings, yellow and green,
with which he caused guinea pigs to disappear.
The uncle was too cowardly to become his own
subject but when Polly touched one of the yellow
rings she disappeared. Digory, thoroughly
disgusted with his uncle, took two of the green
rings into his pocket and put a yellow one on his
finger. Immediately he was transported to the
Wood between the Worlds, where he found Polly.
They discovered that by putting on the yellow
rings and jumping into one of many' small lakes
in the Wood they could go into other worlds.
One they went to was called Charn, a world almost
dead, and when Digory struck a bell he could not
resist, Jadis, a powerful, and haughty queen,
came to life and told them how by speaking the
Deplorable Word she had destroyed her rival
sister and all of Charn. When Jadis discovered
the children were from a newer world, she coveted
it for herself, Scared, the children put their
hands on the magic rings to return to London.,
but they found Queen Jadis in London with them,
for she had touched them at the last moment.
There Jadis went out in a hansom cab with Uncle
Andrew and caused a riot. She had wrenched off an
iron guy from a light pole and was flailing
policemen with it when Digory and Polly got hold
of her and touched their yellow rings'
Immediately they were back in the Wood between
the Worlds. They quickly jumped into one of the
pools of water and went into a midnight world,
the world of Nothing. To their consternation,
they found they had brought along not only Jadis
but the cab driver, Uncle Andrew, and the cabby's
horse. In this world of Nothing they saw Narnia
created by a great Lion, AsIan. All, including
the horse, were delighted except Uncle Andrew and
Jadis. The latter flung her iron guy at the Lion.
It stuck in the ground, and because Aslans
great creativity was at work making grass, trees,
and all sorts of beings, the iron grew into a
lamp post just like the one in London. The whole
world seemed filled with right magic as Aslan
worked. Jadis ran away and Uncle Andrew hid
himself. -an created fauns, satyrs, dwarfs, and
talking beasts. Even the cabby horse was turned
into a talking beast. Before this new world was
five hours old evil had entered into it. Uncle
Andrew, refusing to believe that Aslan was
anything more than a beast, was unable to hear
Asian's beautiful song as he created things and
could not even hear the animals talk and laugh.
But Jadis was even a greater evil in Narnia.
Digory had brought the evil in, said AsIan to the
beasts, but he promised to see that the worst
fell upon himself. Aslan told the cabby - and
also his wife Helen, who had been brought to
Narnia by Aslan's magic - that they were to be
the first king and queen of the land and were to
name and rule all the creatures. Also that their
children would be kings of Narnia and of
Archenland. Then Aslan, that Digory might help to
undo the wrong he had done in bringing in evil
sent him far away into the mountains of the
Western Wild to a beautiful valley where in a
garden on a hilltop grew an apple tree.
To carry Digory and Polly to this spot the cabby
horse was turned into a great flying Pegasus.
Digory was to bring back an apple the seed of
which, when planted by AsIan, would produce a
tree to protect Narnia from Jadis for many
years. At the end of their aerial journey they
found the garden and a tree loaded with beautiful
fruit. But Digory also discovered Jadis in the
garden, eating an apple. Telling him how
delicious it was and otherwise enticing him, she
almost persuaded him to eat, yet Digory
remembered his instructions and was able to
return to Aslan with a perfect apple. From its
seed a new tree sprang up quickly, and Aslan gave
Digory an apple from it to carry back to heal his
sick mother. From the golden leaves of another
tree the dwarfs fashioned crowns for the new king
and queen of Narnia, and AsIan himself, with all
the creatures standing at attention, established
King Frank and Queen Helen as the first rulers of
Narnia. After a wonderful farewell and parting
advice from Aslan about evils that would come on
Narnia, they were transported back to their own
world. The apple which Digory had brought along
cured his mother.. Digory buried the core of it
in his back yard, and, to prevent Digorys uncle
from further mischief with his magical rings, he
ad Polly buried them near the apple seeds. This
was the tree which Digory much later fashioned
into a wardrobe. He did not know that it retained
some of its Narnian magic, for that was a
discovery to be made a long time afterwards by"
Peter, .Edmund, Susan, and Lucy. Back in Narnia
King Frank and Queen Helen ruled. Their second
son became King of Archenland. The boys married
nymphs and the girls wood-gods and river-gods.
The lamp-post which had grown up in Narnia shone
always in the Narnian forest and the place where
it stood came to be known as Lantern Waste.
'"  Narnia was quite a different world from ours.
This is the manner in which it was created. As
Digory and the others stood in the dark and empty
land of Nothing, they heard a far-off song that
appeared to come from every direction at once,
even from the very earth beneath their feet.
Though it was hardly a tune at all, it was almost
too beautiful to bear. Suddenly the voice of
AsIan, for it was he who began it all, was joined
by many other voices. At the same time the black
sky above was filled with blazing stars which
seemed to join their own voices to the swelling
music. Then in the east, to the sound of still
more glorious music, the sun rose splendidly and
revealed fresh and colorful valleys and rivers
and mountains. Yet it revealed no trees nor even
a blade of grass.
The Lion now sang a new song that was softer and
more lilting than before, and as he paced to and
fro the ground was covered with grass sprinkled
with daisies and buttercups. It was then that
Jadis, fearful of the Lion's approach, flung her
iron guy from the London light pole straight at
him. The object struck AsIan between the eyes and
fell into the grass. It began to grow like the
other new creations. After this AsIan sang a
wilder tune and the land in front of him began to
take on queer humps of many different sizes and
out of these humps burst all sorts of animals,
stags, panthers, dogs, frogs, and elephants.
Hundreds of birds came out of the trees, and bees
and butterflies soon filled the air and got busy.
To Aslan's music were soon added hundreds of
other sounds from the teeming land. Then AsIan
touched some pairs of animals and called them
aside into a circle. They stood in perfect
silence with their eyes upon him, and it was
apparent that something marvelous was about to
happen. As AsIan stared at them they turned their
heads as if to understand. Yet Asian did not
speak, but only breathed out a long, warm breath.
Then from far overhead the stars began to sing
and there came a blinding flash of light which
made the children's bodies tingle. Asian in a
deep, wild voice then sang, "Narnia, Narnia,
Narnia, awake.. Love. . Think. Speak. Be walking
frees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters. This
was the beginning of Narnia. It was all quite"
perfect, except that the powerful vengeful Jadis,
brought to life by. Digory's sinful curiosity,
had gone off to the edge of Narnia and would
remain. Yet she could not return as long as the
apple tree flourished. Narnia was a small land
compared to some of those near it. Rabadash
reminded the Tisroc that Narnia was not
one-fourth the size of the smallest of his
provinces in Calormen, and even Edmund confessed
that Narnia might be overcome easily by its more
powerful enemies roundabout. It was a land of
heather and thyme and of sweet air, of rivers and
plashing glens, of mossy caves and great forests
filled with the noise of dwarfs' smithies. It was
a land of freedom, where maidens were never
forced to marry against their will, and where
even a mouse like Reepicheep had a great sense of
honor and chivalry.
Just to the south of Narnia, and connected with
it by a pass through high mountains, lay
Archenland, a country ruled over by King Lune
from his castle at Anvard and later by his son
Ram the great, the most famous of all Archenland
kings. Farther south, across a great desert,
was the large and cruel country of Calormen. Its
dark-skinned and proud people always dreamed of
capturing both Narnia and Archenland. The capital
of Calormen was the great city of Tashbaan, and
the country had many provinces. To the west of
Narnia lay a wild land of big mountains covered
with dark forests or else with snow and glaciers.
It was called the Western Wild. A river rushing
down from it created a vast and thundering
waterfall, underneath which was Caldron Pool, and
out of this flowed the River of Narnia which ran
all the way across to the sea. On the east side
of the Western Wild was Lantern Waste, where the
children first entered Narnia and where Jadis,
the White Witch, had her kingdom. The capital of
Narnia was Cair Paravel, located in a beautiful
spot on the east coast near the River of Narnia,
and this was where Aslan established Peter,
Edmund, Susan and Lucy as kings and queens of
Narnia and where they reigned for many years. A
little to tenor of Cair Paravel lived the
marsh-wiggles, and above them one crossed the
River Shribble and came to a desolate moorland
called Ettinsmore which led, finally, to
mountainous country and the giants' stronghold of
Harfang. Nearby were the ruins of a great city
underneath which once lay the kingdom of the
Green Witch and her unwilling vassals. Here also
in a deep cave had slept Father Time until AsIan
awakened him to sound his final horn over Narnia.
On the east of Narnia lay the ocean, over which,
if one were courageous enough, he could sail to
alma, Terebinthia, the Seven Islands, the Lone
Islands, Dragon Island, Deathwater Island,
Darkness Island, and World's End Island to the
Silver Sea and the very end of the world, and
there he could look beyond the sun itself into
the high mountains of Aslan's own country.
In olden times there were many chinks or chasms
between the world and Narnia, but they had grown
rarer. One of the last was a magical cave on an
island in the South Sea, upon which a few men and
women had once accidentally blundered and
discovered the Land of Telmar, which was then
unpeopled. They lived there for generations and
became a proud, fierce nation. Finally Telmar
suffered a great famine and its people, led by
King Caspian the First, went a long distance to
the Western Mountains of Narnia, crossed them,
and conquered Narnia which was then in some
disorder. It was not then a land of men at all
but of talking beasts, walking trees, fauns,
dwarfs, and giants. Actually it was the
Telmarines who silenced the beasts and trees and
fountains and killed and drove away dwarfs and
fauns, and even tried to cover up the very memory
of such things. These are the places in which the
events of the Narnian stories take place.
The Magician's Nephew The Lion, whose eyes never
blinked, stared at the animals as hard as if he
was going to burn them up with his mere stare.
And gradually a change came over them. The
smaller ones - the rabbits, moles, and such-like
- grew a good deal larger. The very big ones -
you noticed it most with the elephants - grew a
little smaller. Many animals sat p on their hind
legs. Most put their heads on one side as if they
were trying very hard to understand. The Lion
opened his mouth, but no sound came from it he
was breathing out, a long, warm breath it seemed
to sway all the beasts as the wind sways a line
of trees. Far overhead from beyond the veil of
blue sky which hid them the stars sang again a
pure, cold, difficult music. Then there came a
swift flash like fire (but it burnt nobody)
either from the sky or from the Lion itself, and
every drop of blood tingled in the children's
bodies, and the deepest, wildest voice they had
ever heard was saying "Narnia, Narnia, Narnia,
awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be
talking beasts. Be divine waters." (The founding
of Narnia)
Uncle Andrew
The Tree with Silver Apples
The Magician's Nephew "Child," he (Aslan)
replied, "that is why all the rest are now a
horror to her. That is what happens to those who
pluck and eat fruits at the wrong time and in the
wrong way. The fruit is good, but they loath it
ever after." "Oh I see," said Polly. "And I
suppose because she took it in the wrong way it
won't work for her. I mean it won't make her
always young and all that?" "Alas," said Aslan,
shaking his head. "It will. Things always work
according to their nature. She has won her
heart's desire she has un-wearing strength and
endless days like a goddess. But length of days
with an evil heart is only length of misery and
already she begins to know it. All get what they
want they do not always like it." (The Planting
of the Tree)
The Wood Between the Worlds
The Magician's Nephew They looked and saw a
little hollow in the grass, with a grassy bottom,
warm and dry."When you were last here," said
Aslan, "that hollow was a pool, and when you
jumped into it you came to the world where a
dying sun shone over the ruins of Charn. There is
no pool now. That world is ended, as if it had
never been. Let the race of Adam and Eve take
warning." "Yes, Aslan," said both the children.
But Polly added, "But we're not quite as bad as
that world, are we, Aslan?" "Not yet, Daughter
of Eve," he said. "Not yet. But you are growing
more like it. It is not certain that some wicked
one of your race will not find out a secret as
evil as the Deplorable Word and use it to destroy
all living things. And soon, very soon, before
you are an old man and an old woman, great
nations in your world will be ruled by tyrants
who care no more for joy and justice and mercy
than the Empress Jadis. Let your world beware.
That is the warning." (The End of This Story and
the Beginning of All The Others)
Fledge, Polly and Digory
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN C.S. Lewis played in this
wardrobe as a child.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe The Main
Theme Frozen to Thawed Winter to Spring Key
Symbol The Stone Table Favorite Quotes LWW and
the Bible (see next page) When and Where in
LWW 1. Lucy accidentally found herself in
Narnia 2. After a visit with Mr. Tumnus the Faun,
Lucy returned to England 3. Edmund accidentally
found himself in Narnia and met the Queen of
Narnia 4. Edmund became addicted to magic candy
(Turkish Delight) 5. Peter and Susan assumed that
Lucys Narnia was unreal 6. All four children
found themselves in Narnia 7. The four learned
about Narnia while visiting Mr. And Mrs.
Beaver 8. Edmund sneaked away to betray the
others to the White Witch 9. Edmund made his way
to the Witchs castle and became captive
there 10. As the children and the Beavers fled,
Father Christmas arrived with gifts 11. The Witch
discover that her perpetual winter was beginning
to thaw 12. Aslan appeared, greeted his friend
ands knighted Peter 13. The Witch demand her
right to kill Edmund 14. Aslan gave himself to
the Witch to die in Edmunds place 15. Aslan came
back to life 16. Aslan revived all victims of the
Witch who had turned to statues 17. The children
ruled Narnia for many happy years before
returning to England
Prof. Digory
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The
Bible Daughter of Eve (9,8) Romans 512 I
should live to see this day (68, 58) Luke
230 Wrong will be right when. ..(74, 64) Mat.
1218-20 At the sound of his roar. ..(74, 64
) Hosea 1110-11 Sorrows will be no more (74,64)
Isaiah 6519 When Adam's flesh and Adam's bone
(76, 65 ) Genesis 223 They are tools, not toys
( 104, 87 ) Eph. 611-17 No need to talk about
what is past ( 136, I 12) Is. 6516 Deep Magic (
138, I 14) I Corinthians 25-8 He just went
on looking at Asian (138, 114) Hebrews 122 I
should be glad of company tonight (147, 121 )
Matthew 2638 I am sad and lonely ( 147, 121
) Matthew 2638 Let him first be shaved
(150,124) Matthew 2728 Jeering at him saying
( 150, 124 ) Matthew 2729 In that knowledge,
despair and die (152,126) Matthew 2746 Warmth of
his breath. ..came all over her (159,132) John
2022 A magic deeper still ( 159, 132 ) I
Corinthians 27-8 Asian provided food (178,
147) John 61-14 He has other countries to
attend to (180, 149) John 1016
Lucy and Mr. Tumnus
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe The first of
the adventures, after the creation of Narnia by
Asian, began about sixty years later when the
four Pevensie children, Peter, Edmund, Susan, and
Lucy, left London because of air-raids during the
war and went to stay with old Professor Kirke in
his great country mansion. One day Lucy, while
playing in an old wardrobe, accidentally
discovered it was a doorway - one never reached
Narnia twice in the same way to Narnia and
eventually all four of the children got in. Just
inside was the lamp-post of Jadis the White
Witch. She was now queen of Narnia, having slain
most of its inhabitants and turned its weather to
perpetual winter yet with never any
Christmas. Jadis had overcome most of Narnia and
had as her henchmen a vast number of giants,
werewolves, . bull-headed men, evil dwarfs. and
spirits of evil trees and poisonous plants_ Even
though Jadis magically turned all her enemies to
stone, there were many loyal Narnian talking
beasts hidden away and eager for her downfall.
One of these was Tumnus the Faun, whose
friendship with Lucy brought on Jadis's wrath and
lined up the forces of good and evil. Mr. and
Mrs. Beaver led the children southwards toward
the Stone Table. They were followed by the
furious Jadis, who had learned of Asian's return
to Narnia. In the south, where once again spring
had returned, Asian took Peter to a high hill and
showed him in the distance on a peninsula jutting
into the sea the castle of Cair Paravel where he
and the other children were to reign. AsIan also
predicted the death of Jadis. Meanwhile she and
her cohorts arrived at the Stone Table and she
was about to kill Edmund, her prisoner, with
her stone knife when Aslan volunteered to die in
his place and thus appease the Deep Magic
involved. That night Lucy and Susan met AsIan
near the Stone Table, wept bitterly at the
sadness in his countenance, and later horrifiedly
saw Aslan bound by his enemies, spit upon, jeered
at, and finally slain by the White Witch. At
sunrise the Stone Table itself split into two
great pieces. Later Lucy and Susan returned
sorrowfully to the dead body of their leader.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Yet with
the coming of daylight Lucy and Susan were
overjoyed to hear a great voice behind their
backs and turning saw Aslan shining in the early
sunrise. He was larger and more more glorious
than ever. When they inquired how he could be
alive again, he told them it was a very Deep
Magic. After a happy romp, Aslan took the two
girls upon his back and traveled like the wind to
the White Witchs castle in the West. There he
brought all the stone animals back to life and
laid her castle waste. Hurrying back eastward,
they found peter and his friends in deadly combat
with the White Witch and her followers. The
result was a complete victory, Aslan himself
joining the battle and slaying the White Witch
herself. Then Aslan and all the loyal inhabitants
of Narnia took the children to Cair Paravel and
crowned them, and they grew up to be as dignified
kings and queens as one could imagine. Long
afterwards while one day in the west hunting the
White Stag, who could give you wishes if you
caught him, they came upon the lamp-post in the
Lantern Waste. At first they did not recognize
it. Later they became convinced that if they
passed the post they would either find strange
new adventures or else some great change in their
fortunes. They passed through the thicket in
which the post was located and the next moment
were children again among the clothes hung in the
wardrobe of the old professor's mansion. To their
amazement they found that though they had been in
Narnia a great many years no earth time at all
had elapsed. Old Professor Kirke comforted.
them by saying, Once a King in Narnia, always a
King in Narnia and assuring them that sooner or
later they would again discover an entrance to
that marvelous country.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe "Have
you forgotten the Deep Magic?" asked the Witch.
"Let us say I have forgotten it," answered Aslan
gravely. "Tell us of this Deep Magic." "Tell
you?" said the Witch, her voice growing suddenly
shriller. "Tell you what is written on that very
Table of Stone which stands behind us? Tell you
what is written in letters deep as a spear is
long on the fire-stones on the Secret Hill? Tell
you what is engraved on the scepter of the
Emperor-beyond the sea? You at least know the
Magic which the Emperor put into Narnia at the
very beginning. You know that every traitor
belongs to me as my lawful prey and that for
every treachery I have a right to a kill." "Oh,"
said Mr. Beaver. "So that's how you came to
imagine yourself a queen -- because you were the
Emperor's hangman. I see." (Deep Magic from The
Dawn of Time)
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe "Oh, you're
real, you're real! Oh, Aslan!" cried Lucy, and
both girls flung themselves upon him and covered
him with kisses. "But what does it all mean?"
asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer. "It
means, said Aslan, that though the Witch knew the
Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which
she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to
the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a
little further back, into the stillness and the
darkness before Time dawned, she would have read
there a different incantation. She would have
known that when a willing victim who has
committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's
stead, the Table would crack and Death itself
would start working backward." (Deeper Magic
From Before The Dawn of Time) "Of course,"
said Aslan. "And now! Those who can't keep up -
that is, children, dwarfs, and small animals -
must ride on the backs of those who can - that
is, lions, centaurs, unicorns, horses, giants and
eagles. Those who are good with their noses must
come in the front with us lions to smell out
where the battle is. Look lively and sort
yourselves." And with a great deal of bustle and
cheering they did. The most pleased of the lot
was the other lion who kept running about
everywhere pretending to be very busy but really
in order to say to everyone he met, "Did you hear
what he said? Us Lions. That meant him and me. Us
Lions. That's what I like about Aslan. No side,
no stand-off-ishness. Us Lions. That meant him
and me." At least he went on saying this till
Aslan had loaded him up with three dwarfs, one
dryad, two rabbits, and a hedgehog. That steadied
him a bit." (What Happened About The Statues)
And I saw a strong angel, who shouted in a loud
voice "Who is worthy to break the seals on this
scroll and unroll it?" But no one in heaven or on
earth or under the earth was able to open the
scroll and read it. Then I wept because no one
could be found who was worthy to open the scroll
and read it. But one of the twenty-four elders
said to me, "Stop weeping! Look, the LION of the
tribe of Judah, the heir to David's throne has
conquered. He is worthy to open the scroll and
break the seven seals." Rev 52-5 And Aslan
stood up and as he opened his mouth to roar his
face became so terrible that they did not dare to
look at it. And they saw all the trees in front
of him bend before the blast of his roaring as
the grass bends in a meadow before the wind. The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe "Is--is he
a man?" asked Lucy. "Aslan a man!" said Mr.
Beaver sternly. "Certainly not. I tell you he is
the King of the wood and the son of the great
Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea. Don't you know who is the
King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion--the Lion, the
great Lion." "Ooh!" said Susan, "I'd thought he
was a man. Is he--quite safe? I shall feel rather
nervous about meeting a lion." "That you will,
dearie, and no mistake,' said Mrs. Beaver, 'if
there's anyone who can appear before Aslan
without their knees knocking, they're either
braver than most or else just silly." "Then he
isn't safe?" said Lucy. "Safe?" said Mr. Beaver.
"Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who
said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe.
But he's good. He's the King I tell you." "I'm
longing to see him," said Peter, "even if I do
feel frightened when it comes to the point.
Christian Creed in Narnian terms I believe in
the Emperor-beyond-the-Sea who has put within
time the Deep Magic, and, before all time, the
Deeper Magic. I believe in his Son Asian who sang
into being all the worlds and all that they
contain Talking Beasts and humans, dumb animals
and shining spirits. And I believe that Asian was
a true beast, the king of beasts, a Lion that
for Edmund, a traitor because of his desire for
Turkish Delight, he gave himself" into the power
of the White Witch, who satisfied the
requirements of the Deep Magic by killing him
most horribly. At the dawn following that
darkest, coldest night, he was restored to full
life by the Deeper Magic, cracking the Stone
Table and, from that moment, setting death to
work backwards. He exulted in his new life and
went off to rescue all those who had been turned
into stone by the Witchs want and to deliver the
whole land from everlasting winter. He will be
behind all the stories of our lives and, when it
is time, he will appear again in our world to
wind it up, calling all of his creatures whose
hearts' desire it is to live "farther in and
farther up" in his country which contains all
real countries. I believe that upon us all falls
the breath of Asian and that ours are the sweet
waters of the Last Sea which enable us to look
steadily at the sun. I believe that all who have
thrilled or will thrill at the sound of Asian's
name are now our fellow voyagers and our fellow
kings and queens that all of us can be for ever
free of our dragonish thoughts and actions and
that one day we will pass through the door of
death into "Chapter One of the Great Story, which
no one on earth has read which goes on for ever
in which every chapter is better than the one
before. (Paul Ford)
The Horse and His Boy Shasta escapes from the
land of Calormen with a Narnian warhorse, Bree.
Along with Aravis and her horse. They uncover a
Calormene plot to conquer Narnia and must find a
way to save Narnia and its people. The Main
Theme Slavery to Freedom Key Symbol Living
Water Favorite Quotes The Horse and His Boy and
the Bible Zechariah 17-17, 3, 46, 61-8,
78-10, 99, 912, 103-6, 131, 148,
1420 Isaiah588-11 John 414
Not the breath of a ghost ( I 57 , 140) Luke
2439 Tell me your Sorrows (157,140) I Peter
57 Joy shall be yours ( 193, 172 ) Mat.
2521 Touch me (193,172) John 2027 AsIan was
among them (208, 186 ) John 2019 Not a Donkey!
(210,189 ) Daniel 424-33
The Horse and His Boy At that moment everyone's
feelings were completely altered by a sound from
behind. ... It was the same snarling roar
Shasta had heard that moonlit night when they
first met Aravis and Hwin. Bree knew it too. His
eyes gleamed red and his ears lay flat back on
his skull. And Bree now discovered that he had
not really been going as fast - not quite as fast
- as he could. Shasta felt the change at once.
Now they were really going all out. Aslan,
speaking to Shasta "I was the lion who forced
you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who
comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was
the lion who drove the jackals from you while you
slept. I was the lion who gave the Horses the new
strength of fear for the last mile so that you
should reach King Lune in time. And I was the
lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in
which you lay, a child near death, so that it
came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at
midnight to receive you." Shasta "Then it was
you who wounded Aravis?" Aslan "It was I."
Shasta "But what for?" Aslan "Child, I am
telling you your story, not hers. I tell no-one
any story but his own."   Corin "Hurrah!
Hurrah! I shan't have to be King... I'll always
be a prince. It's princes have all the fun."
King Lune "And that's truer than thy brother
knows, Cor. For this is what it means to be a
king to be first in every desperate attack and
last in every desperate retreat, and when there's
hunger in the land (as must be now and then in
bad years) to wear finer clothes and laugh louder
over a scantier meal than any man in your land."
Prince Caspian Troubled times have come to
Narnia as it is gripped by civil war. Prince
Caspian is forced to blow The Great Horn of
Narnia, summoning the help of past heroes, Peter,
Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Now they must overthrow
Caspian's uncle, King Miraz, to restore peace to
Narnia. Prince Caspian emphasizes education more
than of the other Chronicles. The Main Theme
Fasting to Feasting Key Symbol A Door in the
Air Favorite Quotes Prince Caspian and the Bible
Psalm 148 When, Where and How Long 1. In the LWW
Peter was thirteen, Susan was twelve, Edmund was
ten and Lucy eight. 2. One year has passed in
England and it is 1941 there. 3. In Narnia 1303
years have passed while one year passed
England How Long 1. Chapters 1-3 Arrival in
Narnia 2. Chapters 4-7 The dwarfs story 3.
Chapters 8-11 The long journey 4. Chapters
12-14 Accomplishing the task 5. Chapters 15
Prince Caspian and the Bible The People That
Lived in Hiding (68, 59 ) Isaiah 91 Help may be
even now at the door (158, 134) Mark 1329 A few
join his company (195, 166) John 666 Not water
but richest wine(198,168) John 29
Prince Caspian "Great Scott!" said Peter. "So
it was the horn - your own horn, Su - that
dragged us all off that seat on the platform
yesterday morning! I can hardly believe it, yet
it all fits in." "I don't know why you shouldn't
believe it," said Lucy, "if you believe in magic
at all. Aren't there lots of stories about magic
forcing people out of one place - out of one
world - into another? I mean, when a magician in
The Arabian Nights calls up a Jinn, it has to
come. We had to come, just like that." "Yes,"
said Peter, "I suppose what makes it feel so
queer is that in the stories it's always someone
in our world who does the calling. One doesn't
really think about where the Jinn's coming from."
"And now we know what it feels like for the
Jinn," said Edmund with a chuckle. "Golly! It's a
bit uncomfortable to know that we can be whistled
for like that. It's worse than what Father says
about living at the mercy of the telephone."
(How They Left The Island) "Aslan," said
Lucy, "you're bigger." "That is because you are
older, little one," answered he. "Not because
you are?" "I am not. But every year you grow,
you will find me bigger." (The Return of the

"Do you mark all this well, King Caspian?" "I do
indeed, Sir," said Caspian. "I was wishing that I
came of a more honorable lineage." "You come of
the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And
that is both honor enough to erect the head of
the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the
shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be
content." (Aslan Makes a door in the Air)
Prince Caspian "I say, Peter," whispered Edmund.
"Look at those carvings on the walls. Don't they
look old? And yet we're older than that. When we
were last here, they hadn't been made." "Yes,"
said Peter. "That makes one think." (Sorcery and
Sudden Vengeance) "I am confounded," said
Reepicheep to Aslan. "I am completely out of
countenance. I must crave your indulgence for
appearing in this unseemly fashion." "It becomes
you very well, Small One," said Aslan. "All the
same," replied Reepicheep, "if anything could be
done... Perhaps her Majesty?" and here he bowed
to Lucy. "But what do you want with a tail?"
asked Aslan. "Sir," said the Mouse, "I can eat
and sleep and die for my King without one. But a
tail is the honor and glory of a Mouse." "I have
sometimes wondered, friend," said Aslan, "whether
you do not think too much about your honor."
"Highest of all High Kings," said Reepicheep,
"permit me to remind you that a very small size
has been bestowed on us Mice, and if we did not
guard our dignity, some (who weigh worth by
inches) would allow themselves very unsuitable
pleasantries at our expenses. That is why I have
been at some pains to make it known that no one
who does not wish to feel this sword as near his
heart as I can reach shall talk in my presence
about Traps or Toasted Cheese or Candles no, Sir
- not the tallest fool in Narnia!" (Aslan Makes
a door in the Air)
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' Lucy, Edmund,
and their cousin Eustace, are magically
transported onto the ship, Dawn Treader, where
King Caspian is searching for the seven lost
friends of his father. On the voyage, the
children meet many fantastical creatures,
including the great Aslan himself. The Main
Theme West to East (God-ward Gen28) Key
Symbol A Magic Spell Favorite Quotes VDT and the
Bible Ezekiel 432-4,471-12 When, Where and
Who Edmund, Lucy and Eustace joined voyage The
storm Limping east in a bad condition Dragon
Island Oh, Aslan, said Lucy. Will you tell us
how to get into your country from our world? I
shall be telling you all the time, said Aslan
VDT and the Bible As bad as I was (91, 91)
James 5 16 Well-he knows me (92,91) I Cor.
1312 Caspian obeyed (173,169) Ephesians 521 A
little live coal ( 178, 173) Isaiah 66 Come and
have breakfast (214, 208) John 2112
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' Parts of the
voyage 1. The 400-league journey from Cair
Paravel to the four western islands, taking 30
days 2. The Lone Islands adventures at Felimath,
where the voyagers were captured by slave
traders, and Doorn, where they cleaned the
corrupt government of Narrowhaven. 3. Twelve days
in a great storm followed by eights of anxiety 4.
A week on Dragon Island and a brief stop at Burnt
Island 5. Five days at sea and a deadly struggle
with the Sea Serpent 6. Escaping the evil spell
of Deathwater Island 7. The Island of the Voices
and the Magic Book, where Coriakin ruled 8.
Ramandus Island, where Aslans table was spread
with food. 10. To the Worlds End, where the sky
joins the earth Aslan appears seven times in
this book 1. To Eustace and transformed him 2.
Walked by and broke the spell of the greed at
Goldwater 3. Magic Book to save Lucy from
temptation 4. To Lucy when she made hidden
things visible 5. As a bright albatross Aslan
led the ship from the Dark island 6. The Lions
head on the wall came to life and directed
Caspian 7. The Lamb became Aslan
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader At first the
only people who cheered were those who had been
warned by Bern's messenger and knew what was
happening and wanted it to happen. But then all
the children joined in because they liked a
procession and had seen very few. And then all
the schoolboys joined in because they also liked
processions and felt that the more noise and
disturbance there was the less likely they would
be to have any school that morning. And then all
the old women put their heads out of doors and
windows and began chattering and cheering because
it was a king, and what is a governor compared
with that? And all the young women joined in for
the same reason and also because Caspian and
Drinian and the rest were so handsome. And then
all the young men came to see what the young
women were looking at, so that by the time
Caspian reached the castle gates, nearly the
whole town was shouting. Then her face lit up
till, for a moment (but of course she didn't know
it), she looked almost as beautiful as that other
Lucy in the picture, and she ran forward with a
little cry of delight and with her arms stretched
out. For what stood in the doorway was Aslan
himself, The Lion, the highest of all High Kings.
And he was solid and real and warm and he let her
kiss him and bury herself in his shining mane.
And from the low, earthquake-like sound that came
from inside him, Lucy even dared to think that he
was purring. "Oh, Aslan," said she, "it was kind
of you to come." "I have been here all the
time," said he, "but you have just made me
visible." "Aslan!" said Lucy almost a little
reproachfully. "Don't make fun of me. As if
anything I could do would make you visible!" "It
did," said Aslan. "Do you think I wouldn't obey
my own rules?"
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader "Secondly,"
said Caspian, "I want to know why you have
permitted this abominable and unnatural traffic
in slaves to grow up here, contrary to the
ancient custom and usage of our dominions."
"Necessary, unavoidable," said his Sufficiency.
"An essential part of the economic development of
the islands, I assure you. Our present burst of
prosperity depends on it." "What need have you
of slaves?" "For export, your Majesty. Sell em
to Calormen mostly, and we have other markets. We
are a great center of the trade." "In other
words," said Caspian, "you don't need them. Tell
me what purpose they serve except to put money
into the pockets of such as Pug?" "Your
Majesty's tender years," said Gumpas, with what
was meant to be a fatherly smile, "hardly make it
possible that you should understand the economic
problem involved. I have statistics, I have
graphs, I have--" "Tender as my years may be,"
said Caspian, "I believe I understand the slave
trade from within quite as well as your
Sufficiency. and I do not see that it brings into
the islands meat or bread or beer or wine or
timber or cabbages or books or instruments of
music or horses or armor or anything else worth
having. But whether it does or not, it must be
stopped." (What Caspian Did There)
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader "The King who
owned this island," said Caspian slowly, and his
face flushed as he spoke, "would soon be the
richest of all Kings of the world. I claim this
land forever as a Narnia possession. It shall be
called Goldwater Island. And I bind all of you to
secrecy. No one must know of this. Not even
Drinian--on pain of death, do you hear?" "Who
are you talking to?" said Edmund. "I'm no subject
of yours. If anything it's the other way round. I
am one of the four ancient sovereigns of Narnia
and you are under allegiance to the High King my
brother." "So it has come to that, King Edmund,
has it?" said Caspian, laying his hand on his
sward-hilt. "Oh, stop it, both of you," said
Lucy. "That's the worst of doing anything with
boys. You're all such swaggering, bullying
idiots--oooh!--" Her voice died away into a gasp.
And everyone else saw what she had seen. Across
the gray hillside above them--gray, for the
heather was not yet in bloom--without noise, and
without looking at them, and shining as if he
were in bright sunlight though the sun had in
fact gone in, passed with slow pace the hugest
lion that human eyes have ever seen. In
describing the scene Lucy said afterward, "He was
the size of an elephant," though at another time
she only said, "The size of a cart-horse." But it
was not the size that mattered. Nobody dared to
ask what it was. They knew it was Aslan. And
nobody ever saw how or where he went. They all
looked at one another like people waking from
sleep. "What were we talking about?" said
Caspian. "Have I been making rather an ass of
myself?" "Sire," said Reepicheep, "this is a
place with a curse on it. Let us get back on
board at once. And if I might have the honor of
naming this island, I should call it Deathwater."
(Two Narrow Escapes)
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader ..."Do not
look so sad. We shall meet soon again." "Please,
Aslan," said Lucy, "what do you call soon?" "I
call all times soon," said Aslan and instantly
he was vanished away and Lucy was alone with the
Magician. (The Dufflepuds Made Happy) "Fly!
Fly! About with your ship and fly! Row, row, row
for your lives away from this accursed shore.
This is the Island where Dreams come true."
"That's the island I've been looking for this
long time," said one of the sailors. "I reckon
I'd find I was married to Nancy if we landed
here." "And I'd find Tom alive again," said
another. "Fools!" said the man, stamping his
foot with rage. "That is the sort of talk that
brought me here, and I'd better have been drowned
or never born. Do you hear what I say? This is
where dreams--dreams, do you understand--come to
life, come real. Not daydreams dreams." There
was about half a minute's silence and then, with
a great clatter of armor, the whole crew were
tumbling down the main hatch as quick as they
could and flinging themselves on the oars to row
as they had never rowed before and Drinian was
swinging round the tiller, and the boatswain was
giving out the quickest stroke that had ever been
heard at sea. For it had taken everyone just that
half-minute to remember certain dreams they had
had--dreams that make you afraid of going to
sleep again--and to realize what it would mean to
land on a country where dreams come true. (The
Dark Island)
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader "I saw them
long ago," said the Old Man, "but it was from a
great height. I cannot tell you such things as
sailors need to know." "Do you mean you were
flying in the air?" Eustace blurted out. "I was
a long way above the air, my son," replied the
Old Man. "I am Ramandu." But I see that you stare
at one another and have not heard this name. And
no wonder, for the days when I was a star had
ceased long before any of you knew this world,
and all the constellations have changed."
"Golly," said Edmund under his breath. "He's a
retired star." "Aren't you a star any longer?"
asked Lucy. "I am a star at rest, my daughter,"
answered Ramandu. "when I set for the last time,
decrepit and old beyond all that you can reckon,
I was carried to this island. I am not so old now
as I was then. Every morning a bird brings me a
fire-berry from the valleys in the Sun, and each
fire-berry takes away a little of my age. And
when I have become as young as the child that was
born yesterday, then I shall take my rising again
(for we are at earth's eastern rim) and once more
tread the great dance." (The Beginning of the
End of the World)
The Silver Chair King Caspian's beloved son
Prince Rilian has disappeared. Aslan sends
Eustace and his school friend Jill to Narnia on
a quest to search for the young prince and defeat
the evil Witch The Main Theme Darkness to
Light Key Symbol A Shield of Faith Favorite
Quotes SC and the Bible John 812-32 Isaiah
5713-16 When, Where London in Narnia
The Silver Chair and the Bible I have swallowed
up. ..(17, I7) Psalm 2 I9 There is no other
stream ( 17 , I7 ) John 737-38 Do so no more
(18, IS) John 811 Remember the signs (21,
2I ) Deuteronomy 64-9 Aslan will be our good
Lord (168, 163 ) Romans 148 Commend yourself to
the Lion (173, 169) Psalm 315 I will not always
be scolding (210, 202) Psalm 1039 A great drop
of blood ( 21 2' 204 ) I John 17 It turned
into a fine new riding crop (214, 206) Exodus