So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.Published in 1956 and awarded the Carnegie Medal, The Last Battle chronicled the end of the world of Narnia.Again, Puzzle protests, feeling that Aslan would be quite upset to see him dressed in a lion's skin, but he is powerless to deny the ape his will.
The story of The Last Battle begins with a donkey, Puzzle, and an old ape, Shift, sitting on the banks of Caldron Pool on the Western Edge of Narnia beyond Lantern Waste.
He commands the squirrels to deliver more nuts (Aslan wants them) and they must do it immediately.
The squirrels ask to see Aslan and have Him tell them but the ape rejects them. The ape then goes into a long dissertation that Aslan has been to soft on them and He now is "licking them into shape".
Immediately, Shift states that Aslan has sent this skin and that Puzzle should wear it.
Narnians would believe that Puzzle is Aslan and would obey his every command (as Shift gave them).
Outraged at the abuse of a Narnian talking horse, Tirian draws his sword and kills one of the Calormenes while Jewel runs the other through with his horn.