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From: "Alex David Groce" <adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) More Perils of Agia
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 16:14:14 

I too have never doubted Agia's involvement, and it seems fairly clear (to me
at least) that looking for the Claw is The Plausible Explanation for her
digging in Severian's handy sabertache of holding...

On Oct 15, 11:17am, Charles Dye wrote:
> Subject: (urth) More Perils of Agia
> A few digests back, Robert Borski propounded:
> >Because I've
> >never believed Agia's involvement; if she's not looking for coins as her
> >brother suggests when Sev comes to visit her and Agilus in his cell, I
> >believe she's looking for Sev's whetstone, which she knows is in his
> >sabertache.
> To which I asked:
> >What good would the whetstone do Agilus?  His cell door ("merely wood
> >bound with iron") locks from the outside!
> I've assumed that she's going for the Claw in hopes of rescuing Agilus,
> of course.  Either she believes it has some mystic power to free
> prisoners ("All the things he is supposed to have done himself") or
> else she hopes to use it to bribe any guard she can't seduce.
> But it occurs to me that your theory can still be salvaged.  If
> Agia isn't trying to filch the Claw, then she must be after the
> keys.  We know S. has the door keys; where else would he carry them
> but his sabretache?  Agia doubtless assumes that he has the key to
> Agilus's chains as well.  (I don't think he *does* -- Severian is
> only the executioner, not the jailer.  However, Agia wouldn't make
> that distinction even if she weren't frantic.)
> raster@highfiber.com
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>-- End of excerpt from Charles Dye

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Alex David Groce (adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu)
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