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From: "William H. Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) VRT=???
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 11:51:02 

>Can there now be any doubt that VRT is named after both Gene Wolfe's father
>and son and stands for Victor Roy Trenchard?

Yes, I have a doubt. But I am willing to accept Roy as being the best
suggestion I have seen, although I have a sneaking suspicion that 'R'
stands for "Rm E2S14 Seat 18".

To paraphrase Corbin Dallas in _The Fifth Head of Cerberus_ ... oops, I
mean _The Fifth Element_: "All of that is your middle name?"

Maybe they called him Room for short.

But seriously folks, if Rm E2S14 is a room number, isn't it pretty weird?
It seems as if the rooms are arranged in a huge grid ("Now you go two rooms
east and 14 rooms south. You can't miss it.")

Or is this some common French room-numbering scheme that this ignorant
(American) ecletic has never heard of?

William Ansley

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