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HELP! Lewis quote on how CofN can be read as adult?

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HELP! Lewis quote on how CofN can be read as adult?

Postby BuckeyeMark » 04 Sep 2009, 16:03

have seen a quote from a letter where Lewis told a child (the one he wrote the stories for I believe) that she would be able to read the stories again when she was older and they would be more meaningful. need the quote please?
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Re: HELP! Lewis quote on how CofN can be read as adult?

Postby Sven » 04 Sep 2009, 19:27

Welcome, Mark!

It's the dedication to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

C. S. Lewis wrote:To Lucy Barfield

My dear Lucy,

I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be

your affectionate Godfather,
C. S. Lewis
Rat! he found breath to whisper, shaking. Are you afraid?
Afraid? murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love.
Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.
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