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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Guest: Doctor Cornelius

From: CS Lewis' Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The quote: "So you've guessed it in the end. Or guessed it nearly right. I'm not a pure Dwarf. I have human blood in me too. Many Dwarfs escaped in the great battles and lived on, shaving their beards and wearing high-heeled shoes and pretending to be men."

Inklings: The crossbreeding between human and non-human phyla is among the most interesting features in Tolkien's stories too, but Lewis enriches this with his sparkling sense of humor. Now a question to experts: Are there female Dwarfs anywhere? -- Schtroumpfs are out of competition.