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From: "Dan'l Danehy Oakes" <DDANEHYO@us.oracle.com>
Subject: (urth) Three Fingers
Date: 15 Jun 98 14:56:28 

> > First and foremost, what on earth gives you the eyedea that they're
> > _pretending_?

> "Captain Hook" tells Michael he will be suffocated with the bonbons, but
> Michael has no trouble swallowing the bonbon, and the "Wicked Queen's"
> final remark shows that that's what's supposed to happen.

H'mmmm.  I'll have to look at this again.  I'm probably just plain 
wrong here.  But see below:

> > And, similarly, the knowtion that they're "dressed up" 
> > as Disney characters?

> Because they remove their masks, and are revealed to be 
> "paunchy [men/women] in a business suit."  This is all plainly
> depicted in the story; unless you've misremembered the ending,
> I'm missing your point.

My point (all together now: "And I do have a point") was,
simply, that those suits _were_ the Queen, Captain, and Wolf,
or, perhaps, their instantiations in this-world.  

Making that assumption, then, the failure of the bonbon to 
accomplish its intended task makes sense; the Bad Guys hatch
marvellous plots, but they never seem to work out.  (The
application of this to Wolfe's moral conceptions is left as an 
exercise for the alert reader.)

> (I'm tempted to make a joke about how I would rather have
> Captain Hook et al. after me than Disney's lawyers, but I'll
> refrain.)

Well, it's worth noting that none of Disney's villains ever seem 
to accomplish much of anything -- as opposed to the aforesaid 

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