Posts tagged ‘Wilson’

August 25, 2011

that is not what a star is

Listening to Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader read yesterday with my children, we came to this familiar passage.

“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.” “…In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.” “Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is but only what it is made of.” (from chapter 14: The beginning of the end of the world)

I’ve posted here on this same theme before.

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August 15, 2011

weak on dragons

Thanks to my sister for this passage from Future Men by Douglas Wilson (which I have not read). Most of it is a quote from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Eustace Scrubb had stumbled into a dragon’s lair, but he did not know what kind of place it was. “Most of us know what we should expect to find in a dragon’s lair, but, as I said before, Eustace had read only the wrong books. They had a lot to say about exports and imports and governments and drains, but they were weak on dragons.”

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