Puddleglum’s Reply

By on February 20, 2006

TCON The Silver Chair

 “One word, Ma’am” he said coming back from the fire; limping because of the pain. “One word. All you’ve been
saying is quite right, I shouldn’t wonder. I’m a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won’t deny any of what you said. But there’s one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We’re just babies making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That’s why I’m going to stand by the play-world. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.

Puddleglum, CS Lewis – The Silver Chair

I just read the first 6 books of the Chronicles of Narnia. And maybe by the end of the week, I could finish reading the Last Battle. I should have read the whole installment when I was still in highschool – when I was then too keen finishing one Hardy Boys book after another. (I just wondered what in the world have I done with my highschool life.)

But it is still a good read even if you’re already 21. Although I enjoyed LOTR more, I would still recommend the book to children of all ages (even 21 up), especially those who never abandon their search for the truth and their Creator.

  1. Reply


    February 22, 2006

    waaaah brenan!!!! Miss na kita bro. buti naman at nagblog ka na. hehehe. Sama ka ba sa gt sa davao dis May? Sama tayo!!!! visit mo blogsite ko ha.

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    February 22, 2006

    kakavisit ko lang ms. bijoi. napaka updated naman ng blog mo. di ako punta davao dahil
    (1) ala ako pero
    (2) ala ko time
    (3) nasa cebu ako nagwowork at that time

    but im open to God’s sense of humor. baka naman payagan nya ako…

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    February 22, 2006

    interestingly enough i’m just reading Chronicles of Narnia just now. was supposed to read it back in college but i let my ex do the book report (bad, bad…). not reading as fast as you though. i don’t own the set so i just borrow it from her. once a week we meet. hehehe…

    nice to see you in the net. sana hindi mo alam yung blog ko kasi not like yours, mine’s the typical cynics’ blog.

    hope to catch you on-line again.

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    February 23, 2006

    ms. rocha, i saw your blog already. it’s a nice space. i wouldn’t call it cynical though. this is my first post pa kaya.
    (expect more ‘cynical/angst-filled/ posts next time. hehehehe)

    im glad to be a part finally of the blogsphere. im online on weekdays but im using MSN messenger. YM is not allowed in the office.

    i just finished TLB (the last battle) last Tuesday. TCoN all in all is a great read. How great? 2 points at least:
    (1)Obviously, Aslan is not a tame lion right? The same thing with Him. We cannot underestimate His ways.
    (2)This world is crazy. (I mean fallen). And we are fallen creatures so to speak. But someday, the Lord will redeem everything. How exactly will he do that? Your guess is as good as mine.

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    February 25, 2006

    hijo, anong ms.rocha? do u know hu i am?

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    the caterpillar

    February 27, 2006

    oist, nagblog na pud ka? wehehehe…

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    March 7, 2006

    my family name is simon. kya nga mga nick’s monsi d b?! labo mo tsong a.

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    July 31, 2016

    Bren! 10 years ago na ni nimo na post. 10 years after this post pa ko nahoman sa Chronicles of Narnia! Hahaha. Nalingaw ko sa books 5 and 6, then rest were so-so 😀

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      Brennan Mercado

      July 31, 2016

      Imo gyud gi halungkat ni na post ba. 🙂 Yes, my blog is really old Khon. Silver Chair, I think, is my all time-favorites sa series.


Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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