– The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
First, an apology – I’m very busy with 4-H and a jazillion other things right now. Hence, posts might be a bit sporadic up until, I don’t know, the second or third week of July. We shall see.
Secondly, in an attempt to actually have stuff to post, I’m joining the Narnia Letter-To-A-Character link-up held over at The Book Chewers. And you should too, because you can write to anyone in the seven books and as far as I can tell, no one else has joined. Although that may just be my computer refusing to display things properly again. We shall see about that too.
Here, let me hug you. I hope you didn’t mind that. You’re my favorite character and I’ve wanted to do that for a while. The Pevensies are fabulous, but no one holds a candle – or rather, a sword – to you. You have a big personality for someone so small.
For someone your size, you’re very brave. If I were a mouse – even the Narnian kind of mouse that’s much bigger than those in my world – I wouldn’t be brave enough to fight in battles. I would be snug at home, curled up with a book and a piece of cheese.
(Do mice in Narnia love cheese? I can’t remember any scenes where you ate some.)
I love your attitude. When people laugh at you, you whip out your sword and demand to know what they said. When Eustace was being a git, you called him out for it. You even stood up to Aslan and as a result, got back your tail! Most characters – and readers – expect a mouse to be meek but doubt not, Reepicheep – you stand out.
Well, that’s all I have time for now. I hope this letter finds you. In the meantime, I shall continue to find and crawl into wardrobes in the hope that one will be a passage into your country. Perhaps someday we can meet – although not where the waves grow sweet because that would be in the ocean where the sea serpent lives and it creeps me out.
P.S. You have a very handsome tail!
In only slightly related news, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published on June 26th, 1997. Harry Potter is sixteen years old as of yesterday! Gosh, those dark ages before the series must have been terrible. Not that I would know, as I wasn’t even one yet.
I have no idea where I was going with this. Goodbye, and have a good evening unless you’re in a time zone ahead of me and you’ve already gone to bed.