"It was a curious creature, made like a fish, but covered, instead of scales, with feathers of all colours, sparkling like those of a humming-bird. It had fins, not wings, and swam through the air as a fish does through the water." (from The Golden Key)MacDonald is often connected with the Inklings, as a sort of imaginative progenitor of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and their like-minded friends.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Should I have said, "Musings of an Air-Fish"?
Tempting. For those who don't recognize the allusion, it's George MacDonald: