Sunday, August 3, 2014
Sunday Guest: Puzzle
From: CS Lewis' The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia)
The quote: "You look wonderful, wonderful," said the Ape. "If anyone saw you now, they'd think you were Aslan, the Great Lion, himself."
"That would be dreadful," said Puzzle.
"No, it wouldn't," said Shift. "Everyone would do whatever you told them."
"But I don't want to tell them anything."
"But think of the good we could do!" said Shift. "You'd have me to advise you, you know. I'd think of sensible orders for you to give. And everyone would have to obey us, even the King himself. We would set everything right in Narnia."
"But isn't everything right already?" said Puzzle.
"What!" cried Shift. "Everything right -- when there are no oranges or bananas?"
I don't want your blood money!
Oh, that doesn't matter, our expenses are good.
I don't need your blood money!
But you might as well take it -- we think that you should.
Think of the things you can do with that money:
Choose any charity, give to the poor.
We've noted your motives, we've noted your feelings. This isn't blood money, it's a . . . . . . . . .
. . . A fee, nothing more.