“My Dear Lucy,…

“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 be

your affectionate Godfather, C. S. Lewis”

—“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, C. S. Lewis

This is from me to you, my friend, who is now in Narnia, and I’m sure is with Them and being told wonderful stories by the Lion himself. You have never been too old to stop reading fairy tales, I guess. And I, too, can’t stop reading them. I’m looking forward to sharing all those and these stories with you again. Until then.


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