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by strider corinth (Friar)
on Jul 18, 2002 at 19:36 UTC ( #183001=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

There have been times when this passage has been my only defense:

"One word. All you've been saying is quite right, I shouldn't wonder. I'm a chap who always liked to know the worst and the put the best face I can on it. So I won't deny any of what you have said. But there's one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But babies making up a game can make up a play-world which licks your real world all hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. I'm on Aslan's side, even if there's no Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian I can even if there isn't any Narnia. So, thanking you kindly for our supper, we're leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to spend our lives looking for the Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that's small loss if the world's as dull a place as you say."

- Puddleglum. The Silver Chair, chapter twelve. C.S. Lewis.

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