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My favourite incident in C. S. Lewis's Voyage of the Dawn Treader is where Lucy finds in The Magician's Book a spell 'for the refreshment of the spirit.' She couldn't recall it afterwards but she knew it was 'the loveliest story I've ever read or ever shall read in my whole life.' I'm convinced that The Forest of Nede must have been very like - perhaps was! - the story Lucy read. There is not a sentence in it which is not beautiful, and the whole is so powerful and refreshing I hope I remember it all my life.