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From: "William H. Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Musings on the Hierodule fieldguide
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 00:31:04 

raster@highfiber.com (Charles Dye) wrote:

>In fact, Inire seems decidedly un-Carrollian in the "Father Inire's Mirrors"
>episode.  He takes Domnina away without her parents' permission; he
>frightens her; his explanations seem to confuse rather than educate.
>He speaks general relativity, rather than charming nonsense.
>Still, the connection is definitely there.  Mirrors and little girls.  And
>notice how coyly Father Inire drops the name "pleasance?"

I certainly don't deny the Carroll connection, I noticed it myself on my
first reading of TBotNS and especially "The Cat".

Even though I was quite sure that Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>
was just joining in on mantis's joke about Lewis Carroll and that everyone
reading the list would understand this, I thought there was just the
tiniest possibility for confusion, which was why I spoke up (thus revealing
a hypersensitivity to possibly harmful misunderstandings that Charles
Dodgson himself could probably have appreciated).

(BTW, I accept your apology mantis, but no real offense was taken.)

William Ansley

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