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The Great Divorce

I will be making a drop cap for The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

This is one of my all time favorite books! 

"The narrator inexplicably finds himself in a grim and joyless city. He eventually finds a bus for those who desire an excursion to some other place. He enters the bus and converses with his fellow passengers as they travel. When the bus reaches its destination, the "people" on the bus — including the narrator — are gradually revealed to be ghosts. Although the country is the most beautiful they have ever seen, every feature of the landscape (including streams of water and blades of grass) is unyieldingly solid compared to themselves: it causes them immense pain to walk on the grass, and even a single leaf is far too heavy for any of them to lift.

Shining figures, men and women whom they have known on earth, come to meet them, and to urge them to repent and enter heaven proper. They promise that as the ghosts travel onward and upward, they will become more solid and thus feel no discomfort. These figures, called "spirits" to distinguish them from the ghosts, offer to assist them in the journey toward the mountains and the sunrise."

My Drop Cap will be the letter L for Lewis.


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