Different Incantation

TheLionWitchWardrobe(1stEd)CroppedIt means that though the Witch knew the Deep Mag­ic, there is a mag­ic deep­er still which she did not know. Her knowl­edge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a lit­tle fur­ther back, into the still­ness and the dark­ness before Time dawned, she would have read there a dif­fer­ent incan­ta­tion. She would have known that when a will­ing vic­tim who had com­mit­ted no treach­ery was killed in a trai­tor­’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start work­ing backwards.”

― Aslan, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chap­ter 15), Clive Sta­ples Lewis, 1950


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