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