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March 16, 2004

To Be King. . .

"For this is what it means to be a king: to be first in every desperate attack and last in every desperate retreat, and when there's hunger in the land (as must be now and then in bad years) to wear finer clothes and laugh louder over a scantier meal than any man in your land."
from The Horse and His Boy, C. S. Lewis

We just finished the fourth of the Chronicles of Narnia, that I'm reading aloud to the boys. I was so moved by this--oh that the leaders of our countries had the attitude and strength of King Lune!


Update: More quotes from recent reads are posted by Hubby, and MarsupialMom, .

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Thank you for sharing that quote, tulipgirl.
Makes me want to dust our Chronicles off and re-read them.
Donna

Posted by: Donna Boucher at March 17, 2004 01:11 PM

When I was younger, I preferred Lewis's Space Trilogy to the Chronicles of Narnia. (I still might, haven't read either in years. . .)

But I'm enjoying these so much this time, as I read them aloud to the boys. My oldest likes seeing the "pictures" of the analogies and telling me what he sees. He picks up on a lot more than I did as a child.

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