BERNAGH, the residence of the GREEVES family, lay across the road from Little Lea.
One of the sons was Arthur Greeves, a lonely boy with a weak heart. Arthur had tried several times to get to know the Lewis boys. Finally, Jack Lewis came to visit Arthur, who was convalescing. They struck up an immediate friendship which was to last all of Jack's life.
Arthur was Jack's second great friend, next only to Warnie. Arthur and Jack wrote regular letters to each other and hundreds of C S Lewis's letters to Arthur survive. They are published (ed. Walter Hooper) as THEY STAND TOGETHER (1979).
On his annual summer holidays in Ireland, C S Lewis would always spend time with Arthur. In 1932, Lewis wrote THE PILGRIM'S REGRESS in Bernagh, while staying with Arthur. This was C S Lewis's first book as a Christian. Today Bernagh, renamed RED HALL, is a nursing home.
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