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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Guest: Aslan the Creator


From: CS Lewis' The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The quote: The Lion was pacing to and fro about that empty land and singing his new song. It was softer and more lilting than the song by which he had called up the stars and the sun; a gentle, rippling music. And as he walked and sang, the valley grew green with grass. It spread out from the Lion like a pool. It ran up the sides of the little hills like a wave.

Tout se tient: The creation of animals in The Magician's Nephew is based on Milton's descriptions in Paradise Lost, which in their turn are based on Tasso's Il Mondo Creato.