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From: mary whalen <marewhalen@yahoo.com>
Subject: (urth) David as Maitre 2
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 23:39:50 

This is Sean Whalen (prion).

I think that in _The Fifth Head of Cerberus_ the junior officer who
reviews VRT's case is actually David.  First, David is known to have
gone to the capital after his father's death, presumably to follow his
love of political power.  Plenty of time has passed since the murder
and VRT's arrest for him to have attained such a position and to have
held it for a fairly significant amount of time.  Also, he is called a
junior officer and the other officer he meets is called a brother
officer.  This is an allusion to the fact that David is younger than
his "brother" No. 5.  The other person the j.o. is mentioned in this
story to be younger than is his slave, who is probably one of the
clones or altered clones of Maitre.  This seems to be plenty, in a
Wolfe book, to link him to David.  More, he is only addressed as
Maitre, just like his father was, continuing the chain of linkage. 
The other officer also says that he always was a night owl, which is
similar to the way that David and No. 5 stayed up when they were young
in FHC.  Also, when he hits the slave, it is like a reversal of when
No. 5 accidently stabbed him when he was fighting the other clone of
Maitre with four arms.

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