Monday, July 19, 2010

This Week in Words - Reepicheep (2)

This Week in Words is a meme now hosted by Barbara H. at Stray Thoughts. I thought I'd chime in this week with some of my favorite Reepicheep quotes (from Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis.)

Reepicheep, while looking for Eustace who has inconvenienced the group by disappearing without notice, displays honor, loyalty and respect for Eustace's position:

"And a good riddance if he has, I says," muttered Rhince.

"Master Rhince," said Reepicheep, "you never spoke a word that became you less. The creature is no friend of mine but he is of the Queen's blood, and while he is one of our fellowship it concerns our honor to find him and avenge him if he is dead." (Chapter 6, The Adventures of Eustace)
That's a good thought on gossip too, if you think about it.

Two quotes re: Reepicheep's bravery:

"But what manner of use would it be ploughing through that blackness?" asked Drinian.

"Use?" replied Reepichee. "Use, Captain? If by use you mean filling our bellies or our purses, I confess it would be no use at all. So far as I know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honor and adventures. And here is as great an adventure as I ever heard of, and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honors." (Chapter 12, The Dark Island)


In the darkness, the crew hears a voice and it is Reepicheep who responds.

"Who calls?" it [Reepicheep] piped. "If you are a foe we do not fear you, and if you are a friend your enemies shall be taught the fear of us." (Chapter 12, The Dark Island)

To learn more of why I like Reepicheep so much, you can visit my post about Reepicheep and children from earlier today.

Chronicles of Narnia


Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Classic Reepicheep! What a noble fellow.

bekahcubed said...

Reepicheep is definitely one of my favorite character. He had quite a sense of honor and dignity--and was determined to uphold it!

calrich1 said...

It's all about honour and adventures. Life is an adventure that God has given all of us. Let's be honourable and live it to its fullest. :-) His love to you all.

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