The Oldest World

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Kathleen Johnson

"Low Down and near the horizon hung a great, red sun, far bigger than our sun. Digory felt at once that it was also older than ours: a sun near the end of its life, weary of looking down upon the world. Those were the only two things to be seen in the dark sky; they made a dismal group. And on the earth, in every direction, as far as the eye could reach, there spread a vast city in which there was no living thing to be seen. And all the temples, towers, palaces, pyramids, and bridges cast long, disastrous-looking shadows in the light of the withering sun. Once a great river had flowed through the city, but the water had long since vanished, and it was now only a wide ditch of gray dust. 'Look well on that which no eyes will ever see again,' said the Queen. 'Such was Charn, that great city, the city of the King of Kings, the wonder of the world, perhaps of all worlds.'" - The Magicians Nephew, C.S. Lewic "Oh, and there was the world where the dromes come from. They laughed about that and said if I wanted to go in there, I was welcome. I didn't! It's all red, like a sunset. A great huge sun on the horizon, and a red sea that hardly moves, and red rocks, and long shadows." - The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett The gryphon is a charecter of mine, named Diana. I'll leave it up to you what his situation is. Diana is (c) me!Bigger version here!

Published More than a year ago

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