Inklings

The Lion, the Witch and the Fly on the Wall

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Today is C.S. Lewis’s birthday and I’m pretty sure a half-a-dozen decades ago, he and J.R.R. Tolkien and the rest of their writing/discussion group (who called themselves The Inklings) took refuge from a cold evening in Oxford and occupied a warm table inside their clubhouse, The Eagle and Child pub. As a kid, I would have given almost anything to switch places with the children in the wardrobe. As an adult, I would give almost anything to switch places with a fly on the wall, or the bloke at the next table over. I wonder Who they were talking about…

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