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Quotation for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?...Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.

A Grief Observed

(quote changes at midnight Greenwich Mean Time — © C. S. Lewis Company, Ltd. — used with permission)

WELCOME TO Into the Wardrobe! I am delighted to have been asked by John, the creator of this excellent web site, to write a few words of introduction. For those who have no idea about C. S. Lewis and his work, and are just looking for a fun site, there is plenty to investigate and enjoy right here, and what you find here may well lead you into years of enjoyable reading as you discover the existence of one of the finest writers of this century, and find out about his books.

On the other hand, for those who are already fascinated by Jack (C. S. Lewis' nickname) and his "Narnian Chronicles", or other works, and want to know more about him and his world, you can almost be there yourself by wandering through this site's various links. There is much here of worth to the serious scholar too, and if you are about to embark on a paper about Jack or his works I heartily recommend this site as a research source.

Very best wishes to you, no matter who you are or what your reason for being here. I hope you enjoy your time inside this very large wardrobe.

Douglas Gresham
step-son of C. S. Lewis


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