A Happy Horse

Bree, the vain Narnian warhorse in C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy, when explaining to Aravis about the Great Lion, Aslan, assumes that Aslan is not actually a lion, but is as strong as a lion or as fierce as a lion. So when he meets Aslan face to face and finds Him to be a true Beast with four paws and a tail and whiskers…

“Aslan,” said Bree in a shaken voice, “I’m afraid I must be rather a fool.”

“Happy the Horse who knows that while he is still young,” [Aslan replied], “Or the Human either.”


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