Sunday, April 30, 2017

Z is for puZZle

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 


Puzzle is a donkey tricked into becoming the false Aslan by Shift the ape. He eventually joins Jill, Eustace and King Tirian, and redeems himself to Aslan.

"Look!" said Jill suddenly. Someone was coming, rather timidly, to meet them; a graceful creature on four feet, all silvery-grey. And they stared at him for a whole ten seconds before five or six voices said all at once, "Why, it's old Puzzle!" They had never seen him by day light, with the lionskin off, and it made an extraordinary difference. He was himself now: a beautiful donkey with such a soft, grey coat and such a gentle, honest face that if you had seen him you would have done just what Jill and Lucy did - rushed forward and put your arms around his neck and kissed his nose and stroked his ears.
- The Last Battle

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Y is for Years

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 


When you go to Narnia you may spend many years there, but as soon as you return to our world, it is like you'd never left. You are exactly where you were and no time has passed at all. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy went to Narnia as children, grew up into adults as Kings and Queens of Narnia. One day they were out riding horses looking for the White Stag. In the forest, they got off their horses and walked through the woods. The next thing they knew, the trees had turned into coats and they were children again, tumbling out of the wardrobe back in the Professor's house at exactly the moment they had left.

"But how could it be true, sir?" said Peter.
"Why do you say that?" asked the Professor.
"Well, for one thing," said Peter, "if it was real why doesn't everyone find this country every time they go to the wardrobe? I mean, there was nothing there when we looked; even Lucy didn't pretend there was."
"What has that to do with it?" said the Professor.
"Well, sir, if things are real, they're there all the time."
"Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter did not know quite what to say.
"But there was no time," said Susan. "Lucy had had no time to have gone anywhere, even if there was such a place. She came running after us the very moment we were out of the room. It was less than a minute, and she pretended to be away for hours."
"The is the very thing that makes her story so likely to be true," said the Professor. "If there really is a door in this house that leads to some other world (and I should warn you that this is a very strange house, and even I know very little about it) - if, I say, she had got into another world, I should not be at all surprised to find that the other world had a separate time of its own; so that however long you stayed there it would never take up any of our time."
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Friday, April 28, 2017

X is for Caspian X

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 

Caspian X was born Prince Caspian, crowned King of Narnia with the help of Aslan and the Pevensie children. Afterwards, he voyages to the edge of the world in his ship, the Dawn Treader. 

"Have you your sword?" asked the Doctor.
"Yes," said Caspian.
"Then put this mantle over all to hide the sword and the wallet. That's right. And now we must go to the Great Tower and talk."
When they had reached the top of the Tower (it was a cloudy night, not at all like the night when they had seen the conjunction of Tarva and Alambil) Doctor Cornelius said,
"Dear Prince you must leave this castle at once and go and seek your fortune in the wide world. Your life is in danger here."
"Why?" asked Caspian.
"Because you are the true King of Narnia: Caspian the Tenth, the true son and heir of Caspian the Ninth. Long life to your Majesty" - and suddenly, to Caspian's great surprise, the little man dropped down on one knee and kissed his hand.
- Prince Caspian

Thursday, April 27, 2017

W is for White Stag

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 




When King Peter, King Edmund, Queen Susan and Queen Lucy had been ruling in Narnia for many years, they heard that the White Stag had been seen. The White Stag can give you wishes. 

So they lived in great joy and if ever they remembered their life in this world it was only as one remembers a dream. And one year if fell out that Tumnus (who was a middle-aged Faun by now and beginning to be stout) came down river and brought them news that the White Stag had once more appeared in his parts  - the White Stag who would give you wishes if you caught him.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

V is for Voyage

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 


The third book in the Chronicles of Narnia is "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The story begins when Lucy, Edmund and their cousin Eustace are magically transported to Narnia through a painting of a ship. 

"The question is," said Edmund, "whether it doesn't make things worse, looking at a Narnian ship when you can't get there."
"Even looking is better than nothing," said Lucy. "And she is such a very Narnian ship." 
"Still playing your old game," said Eustace Clarence, who had been listening outside the door and now came grinning into the room. Last year when he had been staying with the Pevensies, he had managed to hear them all talking of Narnia and he loved teasing them about it. He thought, of course, that they were making it all up; and as he was quite incapable of making anything up himself, he did not approve of that...
"Do you like that picture?" he asked?
"For heaven's sake, don't get him started about Art and all that," said Edmund hurriedly, but Lucy, who was very truthful, had already said, "Yes, I do. I like it very much."
"It's a rotten picture," said Eustace.
"You won't see it if you step outside," said Edmund.
"Why do you like it?" said Eustace to Lucy.
"Well, for one thing," said Lucy, "I like it because the ship looks as if it was really moving. And the water looks as if it was really wet. And the waves look as if they were really going up and down."
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U is for Uncle Andrew

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 


Uncle Andrew is Digory's eccentric Uncle who had created magic rings to travel to Another world. By trickery, he sent Digory and Polly to this Other World.

"Can't you understand that the thing is a great experiment? The whole point of sending anyone to the Other Place is that I want to find out what it's like."
"Well, why didn't you go yourself then?" 
Digory had hardly ever seen anyone look so surprised and offended as his Uncle did at this simple question. "Me? Me?" he exclaimed. "The boy must be mad! A man at my time of life and in my state of health, to risk the shock and the dangers of being flung suddenly into a different universe? I never heard anything so preposterous in my life! Do you realise what you're saying? Think what Another World means - you might meet anything - anything."
"And I suppose you've sent Polly into it then," said Digory. His cheeks were flaming with anger now. "And all I can say," he added, "even if you are my Uncle - is that you've behaved like a coward, sending a girl to a place you're afraid to go to yourself." 
- The Magician's Nephew

Monday, April 24, 2017

T is for Tirian

My theme for the 2017 A to Z Blogging is The Chronicles of Narnia. These are my favorite stories and they continue to inspire me. 


Tirian, was the last King of Narnia. In those last days, Shift the Ape created a false "Aslan" to deceive the Narnians. Tirian was captured by the Calormenes, who conspired with the Ape against Narnia.


And he called out, "Aslan! Aslan! Aslan! Come and help us Now!...Let me be killed. I ask nothing for myself. But come and save all Narnia....Oh, Aslan, Aslan, if you will not come yourself, at least send me the helpers from beyond the world. Or let me call them. Let my voice carry beyond the world." Then hardly knowing that he was doing it, he suddenly cried out in a great voice:
"Children! Children! Friends of Narnia! Quick. Come to me. Across the worlds I call you; I, Tirian, King of Narnia, Lord of Cair Paravel, and Emperor of the Lone Islands!"
And immediately he was plunged into a dream (if it was a dream) more vivid than any he had had in his life.
- The Last Battle