I’ve been slacking with the Narnia read through updates, though I have been keeping up a bi more on FB. I’ve read through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. This week will be The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Here are some of my favorite sections from Prince Caspian. What are yours?
“Listen,” said the Doctor. “All you have heard about Old Narnia is true. It is not the land of Men. It is the country of Aslan, the country of the Waking Trees and Visible Naiads, of Fauns and Satyrs, of Dwarfs and Giants, of the gods and Centaurs, of Talking Beasts.”
“Welcome, child,” he said.
“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.”
Lucy went first, biting her lop and trying not to say all the things she thought of saying to Susan. But she forgot them when she fixed her eyes on Aslan.
“Welcome, Prince,” said Aslan. “Do you feel yourself sufficient to take up the Kingship of Narnia?”
I-I don’t this I do, Sir,” said Caspian. “I’m only a kid.”
“Good,” said Aslan. “If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have been a proof that you were not.”
“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.”
And of course, everything with Reepicheep. I love and adore Reep and someday I wish to be just like him.