Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Nerva abdicated. He had wanted to do this since the day when he got worried about the isopsephy of Μ. Νερουα and finally did so when the prophet on Patmos had been freed and he had arranged for Jews not to be persecuted.
Where should he go? To Narnia, where he was born? No, he was going to Patmos.
He arrived in a ship, but a storm took the hull. He had to swim to land. When he looked around, he was not on a Greek island, but ashore a lake in a wood, and there was no shipwreck behind him.
He walked ashore, sat down in the beautiful sunshine, and dried his clothes.
A beast, if you will call it that, came walking. A majestic lion.
"Esne leo quem vidit Ioannes?"
"Sum homo, sum leo, sum bos et sum aquila quem vidit."
"Non es propheta, non tibi narro historiam alterius."
"Scripsit autem de bestia quaedam cuius numerum isopsephicôs habeo in nomen Graecum."
Marcus Nerva paused.
"Non ita, hic latine et anglice loquuntur, tibique dabitur uxor quae ambis linguis loquitur. Graece hic non loquitur, non ob id Μαρκε Νερουα tibi timendum est."
"Et ubi eram?"
"Eris ο Μαρκος Νερβας. Et hic latine dicent Nervam, non Nerwam nomen tuum."
"Hoc debeo honori et meo prophetae : non enim sum Apollo, quem hic appellant Tash, non sum deus prophetiarum de quibus nullus exitus metuentibus."
Et Aslan iam non aderat, Marcusque autem Nerva audivit linguas quas non ante audivit. Tres viri aderant, unusque ex his, videns eum Romanum esse dixit "salve".
"Salve et tu," (paene dixisset salwe, sed meminit), "sum Nerva, Narnianus sum, quis es?"
"Pulverulentus Siccus vocor, pirata eram, nunc vivo in pace."
Eiusque filia futura erat uxor Nervae, et ab ea didicit anglice loquere.
And their descendants include one Caspian I, called Caspian the conqueror, and their descendants include King Tirian ...