"'Use?' replied Reepicheep. 'Use, Captain? If by use you mean filling our bellies or our purses, I confess it will be no use at all. So far as I know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honor and adventure. And here is as great an adventure as ever I heard of, and here, if we turn back, no small impeachment of our honors.'" (C.S. Lewis - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) A rich crimson blend for the most valiant of all the Talking Beasts of Narnia.
"You have great hearts. Not for the sake of your dignity, Reepicheep, but for the love that is between you and your people, and still more for the kindness your people showed me long ago... you shall have your tail again." (C.S. Lewis - Prince Caspian) -- "He was a good player and when he remembered what he was doing he usually won. But every now and then Lucy won because the Mouse did something ridiculous like sending a knight into the danger of a queen and castle combined. This happened because he had momentarily forgotten it was a game of chess and was thinking of a real battle and making the knight do what he would certainly have done in its place. For his mind was full of forlorn hopes, death-or-glory charges, and last stands." (C.S. Lewis - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)