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C.S. Lewis - Chronicals of Narnia 5 - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader · Read more · Lewis, C S - Narnia, Pt. 5 -- The Voyage of the Dawn. The release of Walden Media's Voyage of the Dawn Treader provides an excellent THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. BY. C.S. LEWIS. v (Mar 31st ). If you find and correct errors in the text, please update. the version number by.

Eustace relates how the great lion had led him into the mountains to a bubbling well. Then, like a snake shedding its skin, Aslan had helped Eustace shed his dragon scales and become a boy once more. Upon bathing in the water, his pain vanished, and Eustace was able to return to the ship.

Penitent, he apologizes to Edmund for his previous behavior.

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Edmund accepts his apology and points out that he himself was far worse on his first visit to Narnia. After a narrow escape, they sail onward and come upon a rocky, mountainous island with two streams coursing down the slopes. While Lord Drinian oversees the task of refilling the water casks at one stream, the children, Caspian, and Reepicheep hike to the other stream to investigate. They find a man's rusted sword and armor in a field above a lake, and speculate that the items might have belonged to one of the missing Lords.

Unsettled, they continue to the lake. Beneath the waves lies a life-sized gold statue of a man, and the party discovers that the water turns whatever it touches to gold. The statue must surely be one of the missing Lords, they decide. Caspian speaks excitedly about the riches the island could bring to Narnia, but Edmund chafes when Caspian commands their silence.

His presence brings them back to themselves, and they hurriedly return to the ship. They name the island Deathwater, revealing only that they've discovered the body of one of the remaining Lords—which one, they do not know.

Lucy Accepts a Challenge The ship next journeys to a strange, silent island, where manicured lawns and rows of trees greet them—all empty of inhabitants, or so it seems. As a small group sets forth to investigate a house in the distance, Lucy falls behind to remove a rock from her shoe.

Loud thumps fill the air and pass by Lucy, who is concealed behind a tree. Though she can see no one, Lucy hears voices plotting to ambush her friends on their return to the ship. As the voices fade into the distance, Lucy scrambles ahead to warn the others. They decide to face their would-be attackers directly and return to shore at once. Sure enough, they are confronted on the beach by the invisible people, and their Chief calls on Lucy to complete a dangerous mission on their behalf.

The Chief explains that on the island lives a Magician who had cursed them with "ugliness. They are now weary of invisibility, however, and only a girl—Lucy—can break the spell. To do so, she must enter the Magician's home and read the spell to make them visible once more.

The voices threaten to slay the entire party if Lucy refuses. Seeing no alternative, and also wanting to help, Lucy agrees to the challenge. Delighted, the invisible people host a feast for their now-guests and invite them to spend the night. The next morning Lucy returns to the house and, following the Chief's instructions, she finds the Magician's spell book.

As she turns each page of the enchanting volume, Lucy becomes more and more enthralled. She is sorely tempted to recite a spell that would make her beautiful "beyond the lot of mortals," but Aslan's snarling face appears in the book, and she quickly turns the page. Further on, though, she recites a spell to learn what her friends truly think of her. The pictures on the page come to life, and Lucy witnesses a conversation between her schoolmates Marjorie and Anne.

Lucy is deeply hurt to overhear Marjorie make light of her friendship with Lucy, and decides not to listen in on any of her other friends. Finally, she finds the proper spell and reads it aloud. In that moment Aslan appears, having been in the room all along, invisible.

He chastises Lucy for eavesdropping on her friends, but Lucy has had punishment enough. Aslan then introduces her to the Magician, an old man named Coriakin, whom the lion has appointed as the guardian of the island's curious inhabitants.

Aslan departs, and the two have lunch while the Magician tells Lucy the whole story behind those inhabitants—the Dufflepuds, or Duffers—who are not very bright. Coriakin relates how the Duffers have previously planted boiled potatoes, washed the dishes before dinner, and fetched water from a half mile away even though a stream runs right by the garden.

Fed up with their disobedience to his kindly, logical instructions, the Magician had transformed them from dwarfs into monopods, people with one centered leg and one long foot. Lucy and Coriakin then watch as the Dufflepuds awaken from their afternoon nap to learn they are visible once more, and Lucy goes out to meet them and rejoin her friends.

She assures the Duffers that she loves the way they look, and Reepicheep teaches them how to paddle on the water using their long foot as a boat, which they adore. That night, the crew dines with the Magician and learns that only four of the missing Lords arrived on his island many years ago. The Lord unaccounted for was Restimar, who must have been the man turned to gold in Deathwater.

The ship sails away the next day, escorted to open water by the cheering, paddling Dufflepuds.

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The End in Sight Further east, the ship approaches a mysterious Darkness hanging over the water, and spurred on by fearless Reepicheep, they sail into the eerie black mass. A voice cries out to them in the darkness, and they rescue a frazzled, white-haired man, whose wide eyes tell of the terrors he has endured. They have arrived at "the Island where Dreams come true," but not daydreams—real dreams. Immediately, fear takes hold of the crew and they row for daylight with all their might.

Just as it seems they are lost in the darkness, Lucy prays to Aslan for help, and a luminous albatross arrives to lead them to the sun once more. The rescued man, crying with joy at escaping the cursed island, reveals himself as the missing Lord Rhoop.

On the final island the crew visits, they find a grand, feast-laden table with three strange men asleep in stone chairs—the missing Lords Revilian, Argoz, and Mavramorn. So long have they slept that their hair nearly covers their entire bodies. Afraid to touch the tempting food, which could be enchanted, most of the crew returns to the ship for the night to escape the ominous, magical atmosphere that surrounds the table.

Reepicheep, though, decides to sit at the table until dawn, for "this is a very great adventure. After many hours, a beautiful young woman emerges from a door in a hillside and approaches them, carrying a candle.

Its light falls upon a stone knife, which no one has noticed before, on the table—it is the knife the White Witch used to slay Aslan, long ago. The woman reveals that the three Lords were enchanted when, during an argument on whether to sail onward, one of them snatched up the knife.

She urges the party to eat from Aslan's table, and Reepicheep takes the risk first, raising a glass to the lady and digging into some cold peacock. The others then eat, too, as she explains that the table is a gift from Aslan to all travelers who have come so far. Its food and drink is cleared away and magically renewed each day. Now the lady's father, Ramandu, appears, and he and his daughter greet the sunrise with song.

A flock of white birds arrives from the east, singing the same song, and they pick the table clean and then depart.

Ramandu advises the party that to break the spell over the Lords, they must sail to World's End and there leave one of their crew, never to return. It is Reepicheep's dearest wish, and he volunteers readily. All present are resolved to continue onward to break the spell over the Lords. They also learn that Ramandu and also Coriakin were once stars shining in the sky, and that one day he will again take his place there.

The ship's crew now approaches, asking about a possible return to Narnia since all the Lords have been found. Enticed by the magical feast, many sailors wish to winter on the island and then sail home in the spring. The sailor Rynelf reminds them of the boasts they made at the outset of the voyage—of their thirst for adventure, and their vow to reach the very end of the world.

Caspian then turns the tables on the reluctant crew by declaring that only some of them will be allowed to journey forward on this marvelous voyage, and those who do will return heroes, lavished with riches and honors. In the end all but one of the crew is chosen to go onward. Pittencream, who volunteers at the last second to go only because he doesn't want to be left alone, is rejected. He remains on the Island of the Star, lonely, and imagining himself at sea with the crew of the Dawn Treader.

Lord Rhoop, too, remains on the island, gratefully placed into a deep and dreamless sleep by Ramandu, to sleep alongside his companions of old. The final leg of the voyage eastward begins, and each day, the light grows stronger and the sun appears larger. The water becomes extraordinarily clear, and on the seafloor, Lucy spies an underwater world and a race of fierce Sea People.

As their king shakes a spear threateningly at the boat, Reepicheep dives into the water to accept his challenge. The crew begins to drink the water each day and finds they no longer need to eat or to sleep. The water, which Reepicheep calls "drinkable light," also helps their eyes to adjust to the ever-brightening sun. Though there is no wind, the ship is carried by a swift current until they sail into a vast, calm sea of white lilies in bloom, which they name the Silver Sea.

The sea becomes shallow, and at last they reach a point where the ship can go no further. Reepicheep, Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace bid farewell to their friends and pile into the rowboat; it is time for the children to return home, and for Reepicheep to fulfill his destiny by reaching the World's End.

Caspian reluctantly stays on board, reminded sternly by Aslan of his duty to return to Narnia—and also persuaded by the memory of Ramandu's beautiful daughter whom he later marries. The current carries the rowboat out of sight, the Dawn Treader turning homeward, and the children and Reepicheep come to a shimmering wall of water—truly, the end of their world—and the rowboat runs aground. Beyond the wave, they view the sun and the mountains of Aslan's country.

Reepicheep bids them goodbye and paddles his own small boat over the wave, disappearing from sight. The spell is broken over the sleeping Lords on Ramandu's Island, and they awaken. The children wade through the water along the wave and come to a low, grassy land, where they come upon a white Lamb.

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They breakfast with the Lamb, who transforms into Aslan. He reveals that there is a way into his own country from the children's world, and that Lucy and Edmund will never return to Narnia. Lucy is sad they shall never meet Aslan again, but he assures them that he is in their world, too, "But there I have another name. An omniscient, unnamed narrator relates the majority of the story from a third-person perspective.

At times this narrator who may or may not be Lewis himself slips into first-person point of view to offer opinions, commentary, or even helpful tips. For example, in Chapter 1, the narrator speaks directly to the reader when he advises, "if you are going to read this story at all, and you don't know already," port is the left side of the ship and starboard is the right. Lewis uses this point of view to inform the reader of "good to know" facts in a more personal way, rather than through dull explanations in prose.

By speaking conversationally, the narrator also creates a personal rapport that draws the reader into the story. Unlike the other books in the series, though, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader employs a significant new point of view: the direct words of Eustace as written in the boy's diary. The diary offers immense insight into Eustace as a character, especially how he perceives events from his own, first-person perspective, rather than the perspective of the narrator or the other characters.

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New York: HarperCollins e-books, Immram Brain: Niemeyer, Archbishop P. The Blog of Mark Berry. Stokes, Whitley, ed. Reprinted on Internet Archive, January 18, Reprinted on Internet Archive, February 25, Swank, K. Tolkien, J.

The Lost Road and Other Writings. Christopher Tolkien. Unwin Hyman; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Sauron Defeated. HarperCollins; Boston: Download pdf. Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. Need an account?For all its many strengths, Lewis' Voyage is very episodic—perfect for bedtime stories, but lacking the strong narrative needed to bridge a blockbuster adventure.

With such strong source material and the future of the franchise uncertain, this fairly good Voyage should have been much better. Hooper, Walter. Such are the challenges of big screen adaptations, and the Narnia series is no exception, especially with its Christian themes and nuances. Click here to sign up. Christopher Tolkien.

The ship sails away the next day, escorted to open water by the cheering, paddling Dufflepuds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,

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