Puddleglum, or Puddleglee?

25 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

In C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia , one of the many fantastic characters is a rather human-like frog creature named Puddleglum. Puddleglum is an endlessly pessimistic, though kind-hearted, ally to the story's several heroes. By the end of the series' fourth book, The Silver Chair , he has himself become a reluctant hero.
Puddleglum could also describe my mood last week as I drove north from Morelia to Lake Cuitzeo. Would the vast lake's mudflats be wet, or bone-dry? Would the western half of the lake, which received a fair amount of rainfall during our summer monsoons, but no runoff from...
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