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Tufflehunter to Nikabrik:  "The help will come," said Trufflehunter. "I stand by Aslan.  Have patience, like us beasts.  The help will come.  It may be even now at the door."

Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis.


Reepicheep, when the dragon is sighted:  "We must all show great constancy,” Caspian was saying.  “A dragon has just flown over the treetops and lighted on the beach.  Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship.  And arrows are no use against dragons.  And they’re not at all afraid of fire.”

 “With your Majesty’s leave—“ began Reepicheep.

“No, Reepicheep,” said the King firmly, “you are not to attempt a single combat with it.  And unless you promise to obey me in this matter I’ll have you tied up.  We must just keep close watch and, as soon as it is light, go down to the beach and give it battle…."

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis.


Aslan, speaking to Shasta: "I was the lion who forced you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the Horses the new strength of fear for the last mile so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight to receive you."
in The Horse and his Boy, by C. S. Lewis.


Reepicheep's frustration with men:  For it had taken everyone just that half-minute to remember certain dreams they had had - dreams that make you afraid of going to sleep again - and to realise what it would mean to land on a country where dreams come true.
Only Reepicheep remained unmoved.
"Your Majesty, your Majesty," he said, "are you going to tolerate this mutiny, this poltroonery? This is a panic, this is a rout."
"Row, row," bellowed Caspian. "Pull for all our lives. Is her head right, Drinian? You can say what you like Reepicheep. There are some things no man can face."
"It is, then, my good fortune not to be a man," replied Reepicheep with a very stiff bow.

in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis


Lucy's plea to Aslan:  Lucy leant her head on the edge of the fighting-top and whispered, "Aslan, Aslan, if ever you loved us at all, send us help now." The darkness did not grow any less, but she began to feel a little - a very little - better...
An albatross...circled three times round the mast and then perched for an instant on the crest of the gilded dragon at the prow... But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart," and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's.

in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis


Reepicheep tells his plans: "My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan's country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise...."

in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis


Puddleglum to the Witch-Queen of Underland:

in The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis


Conversation at Prince Caspian's restoration :  "Look here! I say," Eustace stammered. "It's all very well. But aren't you? - I mean didn't you - ?"

"Oh don't be such an ass," said Caspian.

"But," said Eustace, looking at Aslan. "Hasn't he - er - died?"

"Yes," said the Lion in a very quiet voice, almost (Jill thought) as if he were laughing. "He has died. Most people have, you know. Even I have. There are very few who haven't."
in The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis