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Cs Lewis last words

Cs Lewis last words

Postby mojoforyeshua » 17 Dec 2007, 03:38

I've been searching for months. Does anyone know what CS Lewis' final words and thoughts were?
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 17 Dec 2007, 13:55

In the forward to Letters of C.S.Lewis, Warnie (his brother) wrote:

Friday, the 22nd of November 1963, began much as other days: there was breakfast, then letters and the crossword puzzle. After lunch he fell asleeep in his chair: I suggested that he would be more comfortable in bed, and he went there. At four I took his tea and found him drowsy but comfortable. Our few words then wher the last: at five-thirty I heard a crash and ran in, to find him lying unconscious at the foot of his bed. He ceased to breathe some three or four minutes later.


So I'm not sure, but here are some possibilities:

"I'm going to bed now, Warnie. See you in the morning"

"Aha! Of course -- that's the way I should have finished The Dark Tower all along. Maybe I'll start finishing it up tomorrow."

"I think I'll call young Pullman in the morning and apologise for that tiff we got into last week"

"Sorry Susan"

"Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee O Lord, and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night for the love of thy only Son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen"

Other possibilities, anyone?

--Stanley
…on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a fair green country under a swift sunrise.
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Postby A#minor » 22 Dec 2007, 02:51

"This tea is weak. Bleh."

"Why isn't there more butter on my toast?"

"Have you ever tried an American muffin, Warnie?"
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Postby john » 22 Dec 2007, 02:55

"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

Wait...that was Oscar Wilde.
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Postby Peepiceek » 28 Dec 2007, 18:12

john wrote:"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

Wait...that was Oscar Wilde.


John, you about sent me to meet him. I nearly choked! :lol:
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