Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Aslan is on the move



    “They say Aslan is on the move—perhaps he has already landed,” [said Beaver].

    And now a very curious thing happened. None of the children knew who Aslan was any more than you do; but the moment the Beaver had spoken these words everyone felt quite different.... At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in its inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful strain of music had just floated by her. And Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of summer.

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950; this edition from The Essential C.S. Lewis (Touchstone, 1996)) Chapter VII, 88-89.


  1. This is one of my favorite passages from the whole Chronicles.

  2. Hi Jimmy:

    Welcome to Mere C.S. Lewis. I'm glad you happened upon one of your favourite passages. It's a good one for sure!

    Feel free to keep coming back as we explore more of the Chronicles plus a lot more of the writings of Lewis.