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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 16:55:27 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) FLF: Quadrumvirate

On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, Adam Stephanides wrote:

> > And, mantis, I like the Midsummer Night's Dream connection!  Here's
> > another possible one for you list:  The Four Thrones of Narnia, occupied
> > by two Sons of Adam and two Daughters of Eve who walk through a magical
> > door which does something weird to time and changes them from children to
> > adults and back again.
> Going to Narnia, through whatever door, doesn't magically change children
> into adults.

Well, if yer gonna be nitpicky, just make it "two males and two females go
through a magic door and take their thrones as the four rulers of the
land."  (And yes, Free's time machine might as well be magic.)

> In TLtWatW, the children spend many years in Narnia and grow
> to adulthood naturally, though when they return to Earth they become
> children again.  When they return to Narnia in later books they do not
> return to their adult state but remain children (perhaps inconsistently), as
> do all other children who go to Narnia.

Not inconsistently -- they just don't stay long enough in any of the other
books to grow into adults.



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